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Default 1 or 1.5 Inch Lowering Bones?

Hi, thinking of dropping my Hammer about an inch or inch and a half at the back. Anyone done this? Does it look s lot better and still ride well? I watched the WD video and it looks pretty easy.

Any particular ones I should go for? Thanks
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Hi.
I had 1,5" bones on my Hammer 8 ball. 8 Ball model is 1" lower than S model from factory. Im also have 300 rear tyre.
No problem at all.

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Cool! Did it change the way it rode at all? Did it look heaps better too?
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Move the wires on the bottom of fender
stiffen up shock to prevent bottoming out
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shocked you would even ask this when your a seasoned Vic owner. Guess you never read other post all the years you been here

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Hi Johnny, I know it can be done. I know it has been done too. I'm more asking if the people who have done it on their S liked it. I wouldn't do it just for looks if it spoiled the handling say 20%. If it rides the same I'll probably do it as it's pretty cheap. I might go air ride down the line so don't want to waste money if it's shite . I know I'm not I'm not a noob but I just don't want to make any wrong decisions this time. I haven't even ridden it yet!
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Tav- I upgraded my rear shock for the Progressive- that drops it by an inch anyway. It's awesome, handles great- no noticeable change other than being lower with a better feeling rear shock.

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Thanks Kris, I thought of getting a Progressive shock but I might do air ride in the future. I thought a set of bones might be a good thing to do in the meantime. I probably should ride it first to see!

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Big T.... You haven't even ridden your new bike???
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Hi.
I had 1,5" bones on my Hammer 8 ball. 8 Ball model is 1" lower than S model from factory. Im also have 300 rear tyre.
No problem at all.

regards Håkan
So if the 8 Ball is 1" lower than the S, does that mean 1,5" bones only lowers a factory 8 ball ,5" more?

Or does that mean the 8 ball will be 2,5" lower than a factory S height?
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So if the 8 Ball is 1" lower than the S, does that mean 1,5" bones only lowers a factory 8 ball ,5" more?

Or does that mean the 8 ball will be 2,5" lower than a factory S height?
The 8 Ball have 1" shorter shock. So it will be 2,5" lower than a factory S.

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