Vegas had two shock lengths eye to eyeI ended up going to the 1/2" longer shock from the Vegas/Kingpin. It was a much better ride and cornering as I had 1-1/2" higher rear end height. Since that was the originally designed rear height, the steering and overall balance of the bike felt quicker and more natural.
MotorbikerX,I ended up going to the 1/2" longer shock from the Vegas/Kingpin. It was a much better ride and cornering as I had 1-1/2" higher rear end height. Since that was the originally designed rear height, the steering and overall balance of the bike felt quicker and more natural.
So I ran into a problem, I ordered up the Race Tech front springs for my Judge and they aren't even close to the same length. I'll try posting a pic here in a second, but they are about 9" difference in length? Did someone screw up and get me the wrong spring? Any insight would be helpful.
Yes @CornbredNE the RaceTech spring is much shorter than the original, youll need to make up a spacer, I used 3mm wall aluminium tube, overkill but its what was at my mates workshop, they cut it to length in the lathe,
Spacer sits on top of damper rod, or gold valve if youre fitting them (highly recommended) and a steel washer either end of the spacer.
How much preload did they spec?
Mine was 25mm which it just about the depth of the fork cap with washer. So make your spacet length so its flush with the top of the forktube and screwing in the cap gives the preload.
I gave mine a few mm more cos Im a more is better sorta person.
Anyhow its all covered in my thread on the subject.
Sing out if you need to know anything else I've not covered.
No, I didn't do the gold valves at this point, I have a few other things to do first.Yeah mate 40mm a bit much, I accidentally miscalculated my preload cos I didnt take into account the almost 25 mm of the cap and 2 washers.
I could only just get the caps back on and it rode REALLY hard.
And in rain was a bit scary.
Once I had the spacers trimmed down a bit it was 100% better as suspension needs to be compliant to properly follow the road surface.
Did you fit gold valves as well?
Mate what model high ball I'm struggling with the same thing and if you have a link to the exact shocky that would be great.Well to update this thread, I just figured out the best option to lift the rear of my highball. After review of some old suspension info, the Kingpins which are essentially the same bike had a rear shock that was 1/2" longer and also had 1" more rear suspension travel. I ended up getting one of the longer rear shocks from eBay and installed them. It gave me about another 1-1/2" of rear height, and first ride out, it handles much more aggressively, and less prone to drag pegs when cornering hard.
All that said, I love it. It handles like a true club bike should.