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    CHEAP FRONT SHOCK LOWERING TRICK

    hey everyone whoever has tried to lower the raptor in the front the cheap way have been forced to buy a front lowering kit/brackets well you also know no matter what kit you buy the CRJ (junk) or the dura blue you have to lose your front suspension movement with the CRJ or lose your head lights with the dura blue well this winter i just happen to come across a cheaper way to go about lowering the raptor 660 this winter with the few blast of snow we had inspired me to make a small investment in a good old 1986 indy 400 sled after hiting a rock in the feild and damaging on of my shocks i was forced to look into a new set figuring i would upgrade the old 400 non adjustys for some indy 440 5 way adjustable shocks off the bigger indy for a better ride after going on ebay and buy a set 25 dollars plus 15 shipped 40 total i got a good used set of 1992 indy 440 front shocks throwing them on my shelf for a warmer day i noticed the springs happen to be the same size as my raptor 660 springs hmmmm setting them both on end on the bench sure enough the 440 shocks were shorter so i held them um to my durablue lowering kit on my 660 yup theyd work with only being a 1/4 taller then with the dura blue kit installed and bring a more natural stock geometry back into the front end now i can get rid of the lowering kit the only thing you need to do is push out and switch yor bolt and meltal pinch spacer i also had to open the 440 indy rubber bolt hole up just slightly but hey 1 minute with a drill who cares right so why buy 65 for the durablue get your self some sled shocks and the weights are damn near the same on the sled as they are on the raptor the old sleds wernt as big and didnt have all the shit on them the new sleds have giveing them a lighter weight then the new sleds so get on ebay everyone

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    cool, blaster shocks work too
    05 660 SE

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    Uhmm......... U got pics man????

    Me, I bought Harley davidson rear lowering shocks. ;) U could get em cheap too on ebay!
    2005 Raptor 660 Street Legal
    • BIG GUN Exhaust
    • K&N Air Filter
    • Jetted
    • YFZ Shocks(not installed)
    • GYTR Frame Guards/Heelguards
    • DG Bumper
    • Sikk MX Aluminum Handlebar
    • Tusk Folding Polished Shift Lever
    • Light Guards
    • Full Skids
    • Flipped rear link
    • Harley lowering front shocks
    • MotoSports Alloys Sporlite fronts
    • MotoSports Alloys Tork rear
    • Street Legal mods

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    ha yea i have a harley and i was looking at the the only reason why i didnt is because the harley weighs more right from the get go at a 600 pound weight depending on model and year as for me i have a 98 wide glide so its 600 dry i figured the shocks would be just to stiff even a sportster dry weight is more then the raptor so how do they work are they stiff or no just curious

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    Actually no. They are not stiff at all!!! On the contrary, is a bit too soft. But i can/need to adjust it.
    2005 Raptor 660 Street Legal
    • BIG GUN Exhaust
    • K&N Air Filter
    • Jetted
    • YFZ Shocks(not installed)
    • GYTR Frame Guards/Heelguards
    • DG Bumper
    • Sikk MX Aluminum Handlebar
    • Tusk Folding Polished Shift Lever
    • Light Guards
    • Full Skids
    • Flipped rear link
    • Harley lowering front shocks
    • MotoSports Alloys Sporlite fronts
    • MotoSports Alloys Tork rear
    • Street Legal mods

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    I got rear shocks of an old KZ550 street bike at a U-pull-it auto junkyard for mine. Cost me just over 8 bucks.. LOL And they are dual rate Progressive brand shocks.
    Had to rework the bushings a little but they work great for the drags.
    They are stiff, but ya want 'em stiff for a lowered bike so it wont bottom out quite as easy.

    Best pic I have with 'em on;
    07 700 SE

    03 660 Bone stock... Honest!

    03/04 660 built from parts.
    It's stock too of course...

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    86 V65 Magna

    78 Mini Trail Z50

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