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So I mentioned this on another post, but I'll put pics here.
Basicly what happened was I had the low and mean lowering kit, then put on a dunlop elite 3 250 tire.
When I lowered the bike off the lift I noticed that with weight on the bike the frame was rubbing the tire slightly.
So instead of going back to the stock spring I ground the part of the frame down that was rubbing the tire. Pretty much the whole lower length of the frame, shown in the pics.
Now there is enough room for the tire to go into the frame with out hitting anything. I even bounced the bike hard enough to bottom out the shock and the tire cleared everything. In all it took a hour of just grinding.
Now with the tire and the lowering kit, the bike sits pretty close to stock height.
 

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Peteystryker said:
What did u do? How did u do it? Kept stock rear fender?
The frame is a c channel, I cut the bottom part of the c channel flat. That is the part that was rubbing the tire. I used an electric grinder to shave the frame down. And I do have the stock finder but its chopped now as well. I bobbed it. Ill have pics of that when the mod is complete. I'm going to have to fab a bracket for my led lights to mount to.
 

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Peteystryker said:
I have to admit..VERY GREAT AWESOME JOB!!! Thumbs up!! U think this will work with the pcs links?
Mine is lowered 1.5 inches, there is room now to be alot lower, I think it would be no problem to have the bike lowered 2 or more inches and fit a 250 tire with this mod.
 

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Can't wait to see the bobbed rear fender Sanderclause. I've been thinking about doing the same. Way to push the envelope.
 

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Fujums said:
Can't wait to see the bobbed rear fender Sanderclause. I've been thinking about doing the same. Way to push the envelope.
I think its gonna look pretty good. If someone else does want to do this I would suggest not cutting as much off as I did. I think with how far the finder sits off the tire, even with it lowered and a 250 tire, it would have looked better a little longer than I did it. Ill have installed pics after I fab the tail light LED bracket.
 

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clar2001 said:
When you bobtail you fender like that do you roll the medal under on the end you cut off ?
You could I suppose. I diddn't. I'm going to have a bracket installed in the back that the LED light strip will mount to.
 

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That is gonna look awesome once you are complete.

Look like we have a biker build off between Sanderclause and Schimbo... lol..

I look forward to seeing the final product!!
 

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clar2001 said:
I just notched the frame for clearance , was able to do with the tire on with a sawsaw and grinder since i'm not lowered yeat , but now I got it covered incase i'm ridding tamdom and hit a hard bump just to be safe.
havent decided on the lowering part yeat.
Very cool, you may want to thorw some touch up paint where you were grinding to prevent future rust. I used flat black spray paint.
 

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sanderclause said:
clar2001 said:
I just notched the frame for clearance , was able to do with the tire on with a sawsaw and grinder since i'm not lowered yeat , but now I got it covered incase i'm ridding tamdom and hit a hard bump just to be safe.
havent decided on the lowering part yeat.
Very cool, you may want to thorw some touch up paint where you were grinding to prevent future rust. I used flat black spray paint.
yes I did before the fender went back on.
 
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