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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 07-25-2012, 06:06 PM Thread Starter
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Default Just bought a 1.5" rear lowering kit, what about kickstand?

Just thought of this when I got home, I bought a 1.5" rear lowering kit, the little banana shaped things, for my 07 vegas, am I going to need a shorter kickstand? Is there anything to watch for with a 1.5" drop?

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post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old 07-25-2012, 06:10 PM
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Move your wiring harness that's under the rear fender to the side. Zip tie it to the frame/fender struts so you dont tear it up while bottoming out.
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See if you can find a shop with a press and bend it.

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You will be fine, I have a 3" drop on my 2005 vegas and could go more.
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So you have no trouble with the wires in the fender, did you move yours? And how about the kickstand? Thanks, do you have any pics of it?

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Don't use Zip-Ties they will break and the pictures will show why. pull the wires out of the loom and use tape. This tape is like the stuff they use for sealing ducts. I'm lowered 2.5 in the rear and an inch in the front and didn't do anything to the kick stand. Just be smart how you park it. I have pictures in the Vegas picture thread.
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You will have to move your wires if you are going to ride two up. I would also tighten up your shock spring depending on how big you are. I don't have any fenders on my bike so I don't have that problem.
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Thanks, I will see what I can do about moving the wires, and not sure if the setting on the shock was from the factory when I got it, but I have takin 7 full turns out of it to get it to ride decent, it was fairly firm when I got it, I think there is about 8 full threads left at the top of the spanner nut. I am just over 200lbs, and I do plan to ride some 2-up, but about 95% or more of my riding is just me.

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What is this drop going to do to my belt adjustment? I am guessing I will have to recheck it once I get it in? Also, do the links change the geometry of the shock angle and soften the spring rate? I know some of the older bikes did that when drop kits were installed, this is a new setup to me though. thanks

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Just check your belt tesion after the drop.I always go with 3/4" up and down movement in the middle of the belt. As far as the shock, just keep an eye out when you ride 2 up, I'm a little over 200lbs. and when I had my fender on had no problem when I rode solo and had a 3" drop.
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