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Old 05-15-2014, 02:18 PM   #1426
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Aftermarket Suspension

I can't seem to find anyone who is making after market shocks specifically for the bolt, or will any basic size work??? I did read about a company that does a kit that lifts the rear by one inch which would certainly help.

http://www.baronscustom.com/catalog/...217/index.html


If this link works you can see the lift kit.

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Old 05-15-2014, 02:58 PM   #1427
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A guy on the Bolt forum got hagon to do a set.
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Old 05-15-2014, 04:33 PM   #1428
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Would a longer travel rear suspension also give the bike better ground clearance?
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Old 05-15-2014, 05:05 PM   #1429
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Yeah. The problem with travel, as you can see in the various dirty sportster threads, is that when increased you get increased belt slack at certain points in range of motion. So, you have to fit an idler pulley to hold it in proper tension through ROM, or you have simply add longer shocks with the same ROM as stock and work with that. This is a gross oversimplification though.

You can increase travel a bit without the tensioner needing to be added. But you'd have to math it out and determine what is best.

Right now the big obstacle to clearance is peg/sidestand location and suspension height.
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Old 05-15-2014, 06:44 PM   #1430
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Holy crap- a bit more work than I expected...time for a bit of "improve Harley 883 suspension" googling to try and understand the associated costs.
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Old 05-16-2014, 06:23 AM   #1431
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It's not so bad. You just have to look before you leap.
A couple of guys here on advrider have used something as simple as a skateboard wheel to promote belt tension through range of motion on lifted belt drive sporsters.

And if the goal is to raise the bike a bit and give a bit more range of motion, for ground clearance, you should be able to accomplish that without too much drama or engineering.

Here's the thread for the guy in Scotland who did the Hagon parts. He's had no trouble with his belt slack.
He went with 230mm shocks.
Here's the bike with shocks fitted. Noticeable difference in ride height.
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Old 05-23-2014, 05:56 PM   #1432
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Well Kraven, I had to one up you on the Bolt. I plopped down some money today.

The dealer said he didn't expect the 2015's in till much later. He said January.

I suck at waiting.

Pictures next week when I take delivery.
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Old 05-24-2014, 07:34 AM   #1433
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Dammit Steve! I assume you bought the fastest color.
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Old 05-24-2014, 07:39 AM   #1434
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Yup, Grey R Spec. I wanted that one because the decals can be easily removed. I wanted to plasti dip the tank and fenders but last night I read it doesn't hold up to gasoline very well. So now I'm not sure.

My Yosh system and Cobra PowrPro are already on the way.
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Old 05-24-2014, 07:41 AM   #1435
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Here's the thread for the guy in Scotland who did the Hagon parts. He's had no trouble with his belt slack.
He went with 230mm shocks.
Did you mean to say 270mm shocks?
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Old 05-24-2014, 07:47 AM   #1436
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Yeah.

Congrats on the gray r-spec. That's nice looking paint. I'd strip the decals and see how you like it. There's no way I could keep the factory decals on it.

I do like the Euro "YAMAHA" tank decal.
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Yeah.

Congrats on the gray r-spec. That's nice looking paint. I'd strip the decals and see how you like it. There's no way I could keep the factory decals on it.

I do like the Euro "YAMAHA" tank decal.
You're stealing my secrets! I found some vinyl block letter "YAMAHA" declas last night.

My dad used to have an old 175cc two stroke enduro. I want my tank to resemble his. I'm trying to think of the best way to do the pinstriping.

Looked just like this.


I had his old helmet refurbished. It's a sparkely blue 3/4 hipster style. Bell makes a modern one just like it, but mine is the real deal.
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Old 05-24-2014, 04:06 PM   #1438
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Old 05-24-2014, 04:16 PM   #1439
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Stopped at a local dealer yesterday. Saw this beauty. I was about to tell them to start the financing paperwork until he told me what their asking price was. I nearly shat myself.

18K!

I guess it took 2nd place at a local "bolt-on" build-off competition. They've since removed the numbers and the Yamaha logo and stripes on the tank and seat pan. They've replaced the Yamaha logo on the tank with a much better looking one and it's in plain white as of now. Come to think of it, it may have an entirely different tank now? Not sure really..

Still, a beautiful bike.
all things considered that's still pretty f'ing sweet.
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Old 05-24-2014, 04:17 PM   #1440
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late 70's Special series vintage.
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