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Althezenman
02-19-2016, 8:10 AM
Hello All. Longtime stalker, first time poster. I am beginning a bobber project on a 1982 CB750SC and am wondering about lowering and ground clearance. I am ordering a Cycle One weld on hardtail which has a 5" standard ride height (they will do lower ride heights upon request). I understand this to mean that a 5" ride height would drop the rear 1" from stock(?). With the right exhaust would a 2 inch drop in the front and rear be ok? Thanks.

OleDirtyDoc
02-21-2016, 3:13 PM
I went to 10.5" shocks in the rear and raised up the fork tubes 1.5".with a 4 into 1 pipe I drag sometimes on right hand turnshttp://i1148.photobucket.com/albums/o563/Oledoc1/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-11/1126151210.jpg (http://s1148.photobucket.com/user/Oledoc1/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-11/1126151210.jpg.html)

bellam87
02-21-2016, 8:14 PM
Mine is riding at 4". I built the frame and exhaust myself with clearance in mind...I like em low. It doesn't handle turns like a sport bike but then again choppers were never meant to do that!
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Althezenman
02-26-2016, 7:42 PM
So do the shocks lower the rear 1.5" like the front?

Althezenman
02-26-2016, 7:45 PM
Mine is riding at 4". I built the frame and exhaust myself with clearance in mind...I like em low. It doesn't handle turns like a sport bike but then again choppers were never meant to do that!
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Looks great man. Is that a Cycle One hardtail. Also, I have been toying with the idea of a springer but am confused about the conversion to metric. Is it difficult? Is that a 2 or 4 under stock springer? Thanks

bellam87
05-24-2016, 8:44 AM
The frame is a cb750 neck and motor mounts and 1.125" dom tubing for the hardtail. The frame has a 4" stretch over stock in the rear. I built both the frame and the springer myself with a lot of help from the chopper handbook. The springer is 4 over a stock ul setup. The only difference between metric and standard front end is the neck diameter and length. Your local machine shop should be able to turn one for you for a case of beer if you can't do it yourself. All of the hardware for it came from bitter end choppers. And I know I'm a slacker about posting, I rather be riding than staring a screen! 😜

OleDirtyDoc
05-24-2016, 9:04 AM
So do the shocks lower the rear 1.5" like the front?

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ContractKiller
05-24-2016, 3:10 PM
My CB900 is lowered 2" front and 2.5" rear. I built my my exhaust to sit a little higher and it doesn't scrape at all. This is a pic from last week after I stripped the bike but you can see how I did the exhaust.