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Old 04-09-2008, 09:32 PM   #1
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air ride for the R??

I had hoped to get in the GB 2.1 arnott air ride deal. Lucky me the arnott's dont fit the VRSCR, appearantly the are too short causing the cross bar to hit the tank. Anybody got air ride on their R? Who makes a system that will work? any other suggestions?
I am a little hacked that H_D dc'd the R we wont get any of the new cool stuff unless we fab it our selves. No one will spend the bucks to market to the 12 of us that have 'em. But you will still have to pry the handle bars out of my cold dead fingers.
Sorry for the gripe fest, just a little disappointed. At 6'1' (with 31" inseam) and 275# air ride was invented for guys like me. Short legged and suspension bottoming out types.
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There is an interference issue with the fuel tank if you go down to far on the R. That would be the main reason why.
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Old 04-09-2008, 09:47 PM   #3
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maybe we should start a new thread about the best way to lower an R...as height seems to be an issue with quite a few people (i'm between 5'8" and 5'10" depending on what convenient store i'm leaving, with a 32" inseam)
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There is an interference issue with the fuel tank if you go down to far on the R. That would be the main reason why.
anyway to resolve this using the arnott system as it exists? or maybe a mod to the r to make this work??
I hate starting a thread, because I know I am overlooking something already posted but, the time is ticking on the GB for the arnott's if there is a way to make it work, I am in! I dont want to tear anything up though.
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Old 04-09-2008, 09:57 PM   #5
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Nothing that I am aware of. The only real effective way I have seen an R lowered is going with 14.5 progressive shocks in the rear. You can also switch to a 17in. wheel like the Buell XB12 wheels. Wish I had a better answer for ya.
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Old 04-10-2008, 01:23 PM   #6
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Arnott carries a 14.25" air shock. Look on their web site. Not sure if they will work with you on price, but strikes me that they would. Any company that offers a group buy is willing to work with their customers.
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Old 04-10-2008, 01:59 PM   #7
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Arnott carries a 14.25" air shock. Look on their web site. Not sure if they will work with you on price, but strikes me that they would. Any company that offers a group buy is willing to work with their customers.
Where do you see this air shock? All V-Rod kits use 13" shocks. There are Touring, Dyna, and Sportster kits with 11.5"-12" shocks. It is not a matter of finding a shock that is 14.25" long. You also need to find one where the compressed length is long enough to not allow the swingarm to crush the gas tank. What is the minimum length necessary? Sure you could put in a long bumpstop but anything that long will take away from the most efficient working area of the shock absorber.

I have talked to Arnott about these but since I have had only 2 people contact me for StreetRod shocks it is not a worthwhile investment for them to source correct shock absorbers.

If this did happen I would certainly offer a group buy on them.
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Old 04-10-2008, 04:49 PM   #8
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14.25 is the absolute minimum before hitting the tank from what I have seen/read on here. I would go no lower than 14.5 though.
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if you find'em in chrome I am in

and for the rest of my R brethren, come on pony up if we squeek loud enough they will get em. you know you want em.
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Old 04-10-2008, 11:23 PM   #10
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Ken already knows I am in.....
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So, do these not work? IDK - I am just wondering.

100 Series Bilstein Custom Air Suspension Shocks 15''
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Click here to request a quote. Here at Arnott Inc., we have collaborated with some of the best manufacturers in the world to create our newest line of custom air shocks. These new shocks boast world-class technology from leading manufacturers such as Bilstein, Goodyear, and Contitech.

The 100 Series shock absorber is perfect for light-weight applications. The compact air springs have a maximum inflated diameter of less than 3.5 inches. This makes our shock perfect for a cramped area. The maximum load capacity for each air spring is 790 lbs. @ 100 psi. This is ideal for the rear suspension of a vehicle or motorcycle with an axle weight of up to 1,500 lbs. Download schematic for complete details

Maximum Extension: 15"
Minimum Compression: 11"
Recommended Ride Height: 13.5"

Features:
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• Polished aluminum finish
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Old 04-11-2008, 04:28 PM   #12
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So, do these not work? IDK - I am just wondering.

100 Series Bilstein Custom Air Suspension Shocks 15''
Price: $699.00
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We ship internationally!
Click here to request a quote. Here at Arnott Inc., we have collaborated with some of the best manufacturers in the world to create our newest line of custom air shocks. These new shocks boast world-class technology from leading manufacturers such as Bilstein, Goodyear, and Contitech.

The 100 Series shock absorber is perfect for light-weight applications. The compact air springs have a maximum inflated diameter of less than 3.5 inches. This makes our shock perfect for a cramped area. The maximum load capacity for each air spring is 790 lbs. @ 100 psi. This is ideal for the rear suspension of a vehicle or motorcycle with an axle weight of up to 1,500 lbs. Download schematic for complete details

Maximum Extension: 15"
Minimum Compression: 11"
Recommended Ride Height: 13.5"

Features:
• Bilstein monotube shock absorber
• Polished aluminum finish
• Goodyear & Contitech air springs
• 1/4” NPT air port
• Patented shock valve technology
• Show quality finish
• Made in the USA

Warranty Information:
One Year Warranty

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i am guessing that if the swing arm hits the tank @ 14.25" 13.5 ride height is problematic. Anybody want to fab up a new tank, we could sell the stock ones or something. the same tank with that back notch shaved off would eliminate this problem and would have made more sence anyway. doubt it would cost a quart of fuel capacity.
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So, do these not work? IDK - I am just wondering.

100 Series Bilstein Custom Air Suspension Shocks 15''
Price: $699.00
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We ship internationally!
Click here to request a quote. Here at Arnott Inc., we have collaborated with some of the best manufacturers in the world to create our newest line of custom air shocks. These new shocks boast world-class technology from leading manufacturers such as Bilstein, Goodyear, and Contitech.

The 100 Series shock absorber is perfect for light-weight applications. The compact air springs have a maximum inflated diameter of less than 3.5 inches. This makes our shock perfect for a cramped area. The maximum load capacity for each air spring is 790 lbs. @ 100 psi. This is ideal for the rear suspension of a vehicle or motorcycle with an axle weight of up to 1,500 lbs. Download schematic for complete details

Maximum Extension: 15"
Minimum Compression: 11"
Recommended Ride Height: 13.5"

Features:
• Bilstein monotube shock absorber
• Polished aluminum finish
• Goodyear & Contitech air springs
• 1/4” NPT air port
• Patented shock valve technology
• Show quality finish
• Made in the USA

Warranty Information:
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NO that will not work. The 11" minimum length will crush the tank. That is there open bag shock most popular for streetrod cars and trucks. This shock has an OD of 3.58" which is over .75" wider than the V-Rod shocks. Not to mention polished only, no chrome or black.
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Old 04-12-2008, 07:34 AM   #14
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So, again, NOTHING FITS AN R! DANG!
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bump - I would still love an Air Ride for my 'R, if only to lower it while parking...
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