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Well everyone, I've been sort of quiet on the forum for a while but I've definitely been hard at work on the bike as well as a thousand other things. Here's my latest creation. I'm thinking that it's the first Stryker with air ride since nobody makes a kit and the Stryker is such a new model. I could be wrong, but I haven't seen any others. I'll probably get a ton of questions about how I did it and that's cool. I'll try to help as much as I can, but I kinda want to keep the details on how I did it a secret, just for a little while at least. ;) I will say this...I did not have to make any custom mounts or weld anything. I ventured way outside "the box" for this setup. And here it is:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRcRzvxSBWw

Here's a few pictures of how it sits. The last one's my favorite. The rear fender frame sits perfectly on top of the tire and there's around 2" of clearance from the rear of the frame to the ground. No, I don't have a death wish but yes, I'm worried that if the system fails I will wreck and kill myself. But I'm not married and have no kids so it's almost a non issue. ;D Enjoy!





 

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Love it...

Now tell me what shock you used.....

On the dying note. is there a way to had a bump stop somewhere to stop the suspension right before it hits?
 

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When I talked to Chris at L&M about the triple trees a while back he said they too were in the process of making a kit for the Stryker like the one they have for the Fury.
 

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Christopher said:
When I talked to Chris at L&M about the triple trees a while back he said they too were in the process of making a kit for the Stryker like the one they have for the Fury.
Nice!

Yosemite said:
So when your ready to give up how you didit... you need to tell me...

btw if you dont mind how much did it run you?
You'll be one of the first to know! Total parts was around $850, did all the labor myself. I'm up in the air over getting the "instant up" feature which utilizes an external air tank to make the bike go up faster, but the biggest issue is finding somewhere to put the external tank...plus its an additional $300 or so.
 

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It's ALOT softer of a ride. Bigger bumps make the back end float, similar to what a cadillac feels like. Smaller bumps I can barely feel. Haven't put anyone on the back yet but it rides super smooth with just me.
 

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Thanks guys. Glad you like it!

clar2001 said:
Thats insane way to go , did you notch the frame to get it to clear the tire?
Nope. The tire rear upper fender frame sits right on top of the tire. I'm pretty sure I could get it lower if I did notch the frame tho.
Thanks for the reply , the coolness factor is off the chart , just be carefull from a safty factor , this should be the #1 thread for the next year.
 

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Yosemite said:
so where did you mount the air compressor?
Space is very limited on the Stryker and I wanted to put it somewhere where it wasn't exposed. I ended up mounting it under the front of the frame below the starter. I ran the air line and power wires down the left side of the bike following the starter wiring.
 
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