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Old 01-21-2011, 09:47 AM   #46
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thanx noreaster,..good advice,...how much is the seat? ..with the seat n shocks, sounds like yr up for well over a grand?..its tempting to buy the kit for $99...the guys at tamarack said they have sold a lot and no problems? do you want to sell your tamarack kit?..i thought it would be a good way to find out if i like the lowered position/handling etc b4 spending a lot of $$ .[.our roads down here are pretty rough also!]

I don't want to give you the impression that all the road here are rough, there is some of the best riding on the east coast here in New England. However, I learned that 2 of my favorite routes to/from work are too rough especially in the spring for me to ride with this kit installed.

You should know that I have my stock shocks set one notch from the max setting, that will make a bit of difference concerning bottoming out. I got the kit right after I bought the bike. After 1 season of riding I have found the stock shocks are far from adequate, and I'd be looking at buying aftermarket shocks regardless if I wanted to lower the rear of the bike.

The new seat and shocks add up to about $1300. I'll be ordering both after I get my tax return in February. My bike is put away for the winter, it won't be seeing the light of day until the end of March. After I get the shocks installed, I'll pm you to see if your still interested in the tamarack kit. Have you looked in the classifieds here or on ebay?
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Old 01-21-2011, 09:59 AM   #47
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Corbin seats are made here in Hollister,California.
I've sat on a V-Rod Corbin seat....it definitely is comfortable and profiled low.But I don't know what it's like on the long run(especially rough roads).
I've been on other bikes that had Corbin seats, and although I found them a bit hard I wasn't uncomfortable. From what I hear, people either love them or hate them. IMO, any other seat has got to be superior to the absolutely awful stock piece of crap.
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Old 01-21-2011, 02:57 PM   #48
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i have found a pr of IKON shocks, [formally KONI] with 13.75" centers for $675,..i dont know how they compare with works performance shocks, but may try them. i need to do something now, as i find only being able to put 1 foot on the ground with such a heavy bike unstable,..ok for someone who is 6ft, not 5.7"
the corbin seat looks great also.
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Old 01-22-2011, 07:52 PM   #49
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anyone with experience putting a set of progressive 412's on? i have found a set of 14.25s and wondered about any fitment issues?
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Old 01-22-2011, 08:03 PM   #50
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what brand are the 412? is that 14.25 overall length or eye to eye?
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Old 01-22-2011, 08:52 PM   #51
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Which mirrors do you have and can you see more the your elbows? The link the the ebay page is gone. Where can I get the lowering kit?
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Old 01-22-2011, 08:55 PM   #52
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Lowering kit.

Which mirrors do you have and can you see more the your elbows? The link the the ebay page is gone. Where can I get the lowering kit?
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Old 01-22-2011, 09:33 PM   #53
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what brand are the 412? is that 14.25 overall length or eye to eye?
zenman, look here: http://www.progressivesuspension.com/ Note that they don't list one for an R, but they may be able to do a custom job for you.
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Old 01-22-2011, 09:42 PM   #54
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Which mirrors do you have and can you see more the your elbows? The link the the ebay page is gone. Where can I get the lowering kit?
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Spag,

I'm not sure what mirrors have to do with looking at elbows or the connection to a Tamarack lowering kit, but anyway here is the link to Tamarack's site: http://www.tamarackmw.com/tamarack_050.htm

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Old 01-23-2011, 05:39 PM   #55
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i'm looking at the 412-4024C or the 412-4004C. info indicates they are for sportsters; but the length is correct at 14.25 for mounting. i don't see any reason they won't fit?
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The 412-4024C or the 412-4004C may work, however I'm specifically looking for a shock which will lower the back end an inch while giving a superior ride to the stock shock.
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I dont know the price difference,..but would probably go with the works performance shocks that are designed for street rod or v-rod unless you are getting these shocks real cheap,.iv been looking into ohlins for my street rod about $11oo pr but meant to be the best
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Old 02-03-2011, 08:46 PM   #58
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im now looking into HAGON NITRO shocks for $800,..they look good, all stainless steel and anodised ends,..no chrome deteriation,.custom made for length etc
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Will the Tamarack kit work for raising the bike if is installed inverse?
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No, it won't. The slam kit uses the swing arm as a rest while extending the shock backwards.
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