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Old 12-06-2012, 08:59 AM   #1
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Default Lower seat-

Guys, I would like to lower the seat on my 1990 Vulcan 500 so after reading posts bought a set of shocks off a Suizuki 650, 1996 model( according to the seller) off E Bay- no help, same size as the ones on the bike, 12 inches. Question- what is the best shock to get , also what size are the shocks on a 96 Savage? Or other options?
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:20 AM   #2
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Guys, I would like to lower the seat on my 1990 Vulcan 500 so after reading posts bought a set of shocks off a Suizuki 650, 1996 model( according to the seller) off E Bay- no help, same size as the ones on the bike, 12 inches. Question- what is the best shock to get , also what size are the shocks on a 96 Savage? Or other options?
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The Savage (S40) shocks should be 10 1/2".
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:43 AM   #3
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Old 12-06-2012, 05:25 PM   #4
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I installed this on my 500, but you have to remove the metal bushings and file to size (the width) they are wider than the mounting U bracket.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/180827864814...S:3160&vxp=mtr
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Old 12-06-2012, 06:46 PM   #5
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I installed this on my 500, but you have to remove the metal bushings and file to size (the width) they are wider than the mounting U bracket.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/180827864814...S:3160&vxp=mtr
Yep.I believe they are 11" in length.
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Old 12-07-2012, 05:48 AM   #6
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Aftermarket, Good quality!

Eye to eye of center to center: 270mm (10 5/8"); Bushing: 14mmand 10mm;

Honda Rebel CA250 1996-2011
Honda Rebel CMX250 1996-2011
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Old 12-07-2012, 11:46 AM   #7
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Default Lowering shocks-

Read the post about making a jig for disssembling shocks, thought I would try to cut down the shocks I got from E Bay, any tips on cutting springs? Maximun amount to cut off, shape ends etc.?
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Any tips about cutting the shock springs, never done this, max. amount to cut?
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:53 AM   #9
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personally I would call Hagon Shocks USA in Cali. They make some that are 255mm long and they can match whatever bushing size you need.

http://www.hagonshocksusa.com/HagShocks.htm
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Read the post about making a jig for disssembling shocks, thought I would try to cut down the shocks I got from E Bay, any tips on cutting springs? Maximun amount to cut off, shape ends etc.?
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When I cut mine,I just used a cut off wheel on my grinder.I cut 1 1/2" coils out of mine.But I cut out a half coil at a time & reassembled to check for height.I ground the tip of the coil flat so there is no sharp edges to sit inside upper cap.
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