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techtalk:ref:susp05 [2019/09/16 15:16]
hippysmack [Rear Shock Lowering / Riser Blocks]
techtalk:ref:susp05 [2019/09/16 15:39] (current)
hippysmack [Homemade Lift Blocks 2005 883 / 1212]
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 ===== Homemade Lift Blocks 2005 883 / 1212 ===== ===== Homemade Lift Blocks 2005 883 / 1212 =====
 +These brackets were made to raise the bike while still using the same shocks (instead of buying longer ones). \\
 +Lowering brackets have been around forever but they change the geometry of the suspension. \\
 +These brackets are designed to keep the shocks at the same angle but mount them 1" higher. \\
 +They are made from a 3x8 piece of 1/2" stainless steel. Pics below are after measuring, drawing out the templates and drilling the mounting holes. \\
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 +First, protect your eyes when cutting. An old helmet can be used for protecting them from flying shrapnel. \\
 +{{:​techtalk:​ref:​susp:​riser_block_mod_10_by_bassboy311.jpg?​direct&​300|}} ((photo by bassboy311 of the XLFORUM http://​xlforum.net/​forums/​showthread.php?​t=293329)) \\
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 +The pieces were cut from flat stock. \\
 +{{:​techtalk:​ref:​susp:​riser_block_mod_1_by_bassboy311.jpg?​direct&​300|}} ((photo by bassboy311 of the XLFORUM http://​xlforum.net/​forums/​showthread.php?​t=293329)) {{:​techtalk:​ref:​susp:​riser_block_mod_2_by_bassboy311.jpg?​direct&​300|}} ((photo by bassboy311 of the XLFORUM http://​xlforum.net/​forums/​showthread.php?​t=293329)) {{:​techtalk:​ref:​susp:​riser_block_mod_3_by_bassboy311.jpg?​direct&​300|}} ((photo by bassboy311 of the XLFORUM http://​xlforum.net/​forums/​showthread.php?​t=293329)) \\
 +
 +The final shaping was done, edges smoothed with a wire brush, test fitted and painted. \\
 +{{:​techtalk:​ref:​susp:​riser_block_mod_4_by_bassboy311.jpg?​direct&​300|}} ((photo by bassboy311 of the XLFORUM http://​xlforum.net/​forums/​showthread.php?​t=293329)) {{:​techtalk:​ref:​susp:​riser_block_mod_5_by_bassboy311.jpg?​direct&​300|}} ((photo by bassboy311 of the XLFORUM http://​xlforum.net/​forums/​showthread.php?​t=293329)) {{:​techtalk:​ref:​susp:​riser_block_mod_6_by_bassboy311.jpg?​direct&​300|}} ((photo by bassboy311 of the XLFORUM http://​xlforum.net/​forums/​showthread.php?​t=293329)) \\
 +
 +And finally installed. \\
 +{{:​techtalk:​ref:​susp:​riser_block_mod_7_by_bassboy311.jpg?​direct&​300|}} ((photo by bassboy311 of the XLFORUM http://​xlforum.net/​forums/​showthread.php?​t=293329)) {{:​techtalk:​ref:​susp:​riser_block_mod_8_by_bassboy311.jpg?​direct&​300|}} ((photo by bassboy311 of the XLFORUM http://​xlforum.net/​forums/​showthread.php?​t=293329)) {{:​techtalk:​ref:​susp:​riser_block_mod_9_by_bassboy311.jpg?​direct&​300|}} ((photo by bassboy311 of the XLFORUM http://​xlforum.net/​forums/​showthread.php?​t=293329)) \\