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Old 06-12-2012, 05:28 PM   #16
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mine is using an 08nswingarm and it lowered it 2 inches while using stock shock the swingarm box is farther out on the 08 and doesnt hit at the same distances as the early swingarms do
see how much the 240 tire is UP in the fender with stock shocks!!!



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Old 06-13-2012, 12:54 AM   #17
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Arnotts won't make a shock in a custom length? That is unusual. Most small shock manufacturers will make custom lengths. I have two bikes with custom length, made to order shocks, although mine are not air shocks.
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Old 06-13-2012, 05:53 AM   #18
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so you swapped only the swingarm, and got a 240 in the package? no other changes (belt, brake, etc...) ??
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Old 06-13-2012, 02:25 PM   #19
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first I did the budget 240 notching the stock swingarm. but Joseph Three dogs suggested we use an 08 swingarm, compensator, belt, and i chose to upgrade the rear brake to a two piece Brembo (R's have a one piece brembo)yes pretty much everything in the conversion is 08 DX stuff... I am now in the process of installing powder coated all black "F" wheels!
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Old 06-13-2012, 03:42 PM   #20
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OK, this works: get the arnotts, get the lowering kit, install it so it raises the bike, and bolt on the shocks. Plumb the compressor, and you are all set!
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Old 06-13-2012, 03:53 PM   #21
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With the '07 and newer swingarm you can use a 12" shock without hitting the tank. Bike sits a little too low for my liking but it works.
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And I went the other way, raising the rear of the bike for more cornering clearance .................
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Old 11-24-2012, 04:03 AM   #23
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Hi guys,
this is my same nightmare... lowering an VRSCR is a problem...I've mount a VRSCDX shox... but because the are too short causing the cross bar to hit the tank... for this reason I've mounted a rear lowering kit 1,75" in inverted position and now I've fit a 13" rear shocks... now I want to try if, by lowering the fork legs, changing something on the rear tail (I think you should raise a little)... When I will do this work I will post the results...
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Old 11-24-2012, 04:11 AM   #24
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sorry guys, but... I forgot to mention that I have mounted a swingarm of VRSCAW 2009 ... perhaps for this reason I can not mount the shock absorbers 13 "
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Old 11-24-2012, 06:38 AM   #25
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i put a set of platinum air rides on my 08 NRS. As a safety issue was obliged to put two round rubber gromets on the swingarm (under the tank). Worked fine for a few football seasons then leaking air, changed lines and problem remained as it deflated quickly (issues on corners etc). I went for the skullman 11.75 shocks and on lowest setting it rubbed re potholes. Second setting no probs, sits low, is hard and off course my passengers should not be heavier than me in weight (including hand bag weight).

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