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How to install Billski fork extensions
Old 12-30-2009, 01:07 AM   #1
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How to install Billski fork extensions

I decided to do a write up with pictures on installing the 3" Billski fork extensions for the Shadow 750 Spirit. This is a fairly easy mod, but I thought this could help folks who may have concerns about doing it.

http://fishman35.webs.com/billskiforkextensions.htm

Hope this helps! I lowered the bike right after this, so that is next.
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Old 01-03-2010, 08:05 AM   #2
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This is a great write up. I can see this mod in the near future.
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Old 01-12-2010, 05:43 AM   #3
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Nice!
But just a few questions:
Did the longer forks change the handling in any way?
If you lower the back end now, won't the bike be "leaning" backwards? If I have understood the laws of physics correctly (not likely), this will make the bike more difficult to handle, and heavier to turn in to corners. Am I right?
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Old 01-12-2010, 09:36 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sveinis
Nice!
But just a few questions:
Did the longer forks change the handling in any way?
If you lower the back end now, won't the bike be "leaning" backwards? If I have understood the laws of physics correctly (not likely), this will make the bike more difficult to handle, and heavier to turn in to corners. Am I right?
Physics not withstanding, the bike "feels" better in turns. You can see the pics on my website under the lowering the bike section. There are before and after, with the fork extensions in. (I really should take a couple with the saddlebags off). It raised the front up higher, (you notice by your arms being slightly raised when holding the grips), and lowered the back, (you notice this in how far you legs must extend when resting the bike). Hope this helps. I believe if you search this forum, you will see other comments about the turbing after the extensions or rake mod.
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Old 01-12-2010, 01:52 PM   #5
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Great, thanks for your answer, I have always wondered how it works with the extensions.
I really like the look of your bike.

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Old 01-12-2010, 02:07 PM   #6
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Thanks man. It is getting there. I really want to have 2 bikes: one for traveling and one to totally bobber-out, (slammed), like a lot of the ones on this forum. I am just learning this stuff.
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Old 01-12-2010, 03:43 PM   #7
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Another great write-up, great job!
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i want these
Old 03-29-2010, 01:48 PM   #8
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i want these

I want a set of these along with the lowering bracket for the back
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Old 04-16-2010, 10:48 PM   #9
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CAN I GET A FORUM GUY TO GET ME A MESUREMENT ON A 03 SPIRIT 750...I NEED TO KNOW THE CENTER TO CENTER WIDTH OF THE FRONT FORKS MESURED AT THE UPPER TREE.........IN OTHER WORDS WHATS THE WIDTH FROM FORK CENTER TO FORK CENTER MESURED AT THE TOP OF THE TREE.
ANY HELP APRECIATED.
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Old 04-17-2010, 08:30 AM   #10
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That is a good write up. Thanks for the work Fishman.
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