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Old 11-05-2012, 12:14 PM   #316
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The tank plastic can be reformed with heat. No big deal as long as you are very careful how you go about it. How much longer could you make your shocks?
The shocks I am using are Works Performance Aluminum Street Trackers buit to a custom length of 16 1/4 inchese eye to eye. In addition, they have an adjustable length lower eye. The 16 1/4 inch figure is with the adjustable lower eye screwed all the way in. There is an additional 1/2 inch of adjustment available, so theoretically I could have 16 3/4 inch long shocks.

Heating anything that had gas in it is asking for trouble. I lost someone I liked very much that way.

I was thinking of buying a used swing arm and modifying the cross member to permit the use of the full length of my shocks. Remove material from the bottom of the cross member to allow more shock length before the crossmember touches, and maybe weld an aluminum plate to the top to reinforce it after cutting material off the bottom. That was the plan until I noticed that if I lengthen the shocks more than they are now, the lower shock mounting bolt will hit the exhaust bracket. For now at least it is good enough. What I have handles very well already.
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Old 11-06-2012, 07:38 AM   #317
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The shocks I am using are Works Performance Aluminum Street Trackers buit to a custom length of 16 1/4 inchese eye to eye. In addition, they have an adjustable length lower eye. The 16 1/4 inch figure is with the adjustable lower eye screwed all the way in. There is an additional 1/2 inch of adjustment available, so theoretically I could have 16 3/4 inch long shocks.

Heating anything that had gas in it is asking for trouble. I lost someone I liked very much that way.

I was thinking of buying a used swing arm and modifying the cross member to permit the use of the full length of my shocks. Remove material from the bottom of the cross member to allow more shock length before the crossmember touches, and maybe weld an aluminum plate to the top to reinforce it after cutting material off the bottom. That was the plan until I noticed that if I lengthen the shocks more than they are now, the lower shock mounting bolt will hit the exhaust bracket. For now at least it is good enough. What I have handles very well already.
Take off the wheel, tire, and shocks. Cover the contact area of the swingarm with metal about 1/8" thick. Take the tank out and clean it with some solvent and no problems as the plastic tank won't hold fuel like an old auto tank. Put the tank back on and carefully heat the area with a heat gun until pliable. Move the swingarm to the desired location and bingo, instant clearance with minimal loss of fuel capacity.

No big deal really
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Old 11-06-2012, 05:47 PM   #318
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Take off the wheel, tire, and shocks. Cover the contact area of the swingarm with metal about 1/8" thick. Take the tank out and clean it with some solvent and no problems as the plastic tank won't hold fuel like an old auto tank. Put the tank back on and carefully heat the area with a heat gun until pliable. Move the swingarm to the desired location and bingo, instant clearance with minimal loss of fuel capacity.

No big deal really
The noise you just heard was my rectum slamming shut. Have you done this successfully?
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Old 11-23-2012, 02:51 PM   #319
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Here is my V-Rod. I am living in Belgium and my EVO V-Rod is a VRSCSE original "Screamin Eagle". I am very proud that I am the owner. There are maybe 5 this one riding in Belgium. A collector's item already.
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Old 11-23-2012, 04:19 PM   #321
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Old 11-23-2012, 06:30 PM   #322
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turbo, custom hand controls, bars, electric shifter, HID lights, custom brakes, seat, swingarm, etc.
Those both appear to be great looking bikes..........But they aren't "VRSCR" models.
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Old 11-23-2012, 06:58 PM   #323
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heres mine during a 200+ mile day....

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Old 11-23-2012, 07:53 PM   #324
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Old 11-23-2012, 09:08 PM   #325
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Old 11-24-2012, 09:49 AM   #329
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I like this style very cool nice job.
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Old 11-24-2012, 10:19 AM   #330
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Here is another shot of my bike.
did you mod the original plastic under the fender or is that a kit, been looking for a way to get rid of the black plastic piece w/ reflector



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