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shadow

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2011 SG i know all about the Homemade systems read plenty of threads with the monroe and gabriels.

My question is travel with the Arnott sytem is there as much travel to slam the bike while parked with the Arnott as with the Gabriel & monroes? whats the difference in travel between the 2 setups.
Saving a couple hundred is not the question i know it can be done cheaper DIY picking up all the pieces and i own an automotive shop so (cost) getting all the pieces cheap is not a concern.
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Bill

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The 12" Arnott collapse to 9.75"

The 13" Arnott collapse to 10.75"

Maybe someone can post the specs on the others.

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shadow

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The 12" Arnott collapse to 9.75"

The 13" Arnott collapse to 10.75"

Maybe someone can post the specs on the others.


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Thats exactly what i'm looking for Arnott Vs Monroe/Gabriels These homebuilt set ups seem to drop pretty low when parked.
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Bagged64

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From what I've read they drop to about the exact same as the 12" Arnott shocks. I bought the 12" Arnott setup and have added an LA Choppers 1" lowering block.
 

shadow

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From what I've read they drop to about the exact same as the 12" Arnott shocks. I bought the 12" Arnott setup and have added an LA Choppers 1" lowering block.
What Arnott set up did you get And are you happy with it? Any pics of your bike dropped all the way. THANKS
 

QuikHD

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Regardless of what air ride you install the lowest your going is when the fender hits the rear tire.....that's it.
And if it's setup that way, I sure hope you have repair parts on board. If you blow a line, blow a shock.....you are stuck! Mine used to drop to the tire hit the fender......you won't move the bike!


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bagger specialties

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well I just measure my monroe shocks. un instaled . pulled it rite out of the box. fully extendedit 14 and 1/8 fully colapsed it measures 9 and 9/16. these are center eye to eye.
 

Opunui

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Toosons...if you don't use a lowering block they won't hit the fender.but it won't be "slammed".then if your air shock fails it will be like riding a rigid but a softer ride to get you home for repairs.you would have 11/2" of clearence between the fender and tire when the shock is collapsed. All this without a lowering kit.

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toosons

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Toosons...if you don't use a lowering block they won't hit the fender.but it won't be "slammed".then if your air shock fails it will be like riding a rigid but a softer ride to get you home for repairs.you would have 11/2" of clearence between the fender and tire when the shock is collapsed. All this without a lowering kit.

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Opunui, I got you but I like it slammed so is there something I can used to stop it?
 

yardsale

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Opunui, I got you but I like it slammed so is there something I can used to stop it?
I've been thinking about this. I have the Arnott Alden setup with Sinister lowering blocks. Seems like there could be something we could design to clip into place if one had an air-line failure.

Long story but the worst night of my life involved and air shock line failure. My '72 Nova fenders came down on my MT 50's and I was stuck on a dirt road in the middle of frickin nowhere all night. Meanwhile, my smokin' hot girl friend hooked up with another guy at the lake that night. I was only 16 but I vowed air shocks would never do this to me again! Lol!... sniff... damn she was hot...
 

Opunui

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Long story but the worst night of my life involved and air shock line failure. My '72 Nova fenders came down on my MT 50's and I was stuck on a dirt road in the middle of frickin nowhere all night. Meanwhile, my smokin' hot girl friend hooked up with another guy at the lake that night. I was only 16 but I vowed air shocks would never do this to me again! Lol!... sniff... damn she was hot...

Now that is funny! Yea here is what I do I take a piece of 11/4" PVC schedule 40, make a slice in from top to bottom one side only.then spread it and place under the shock between the lowering block and top half of body clamp it with a hose clamp. Make two three inches high. That will get you home.
 
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yardsale

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...here is what I do I take a piece of 11/4" PVC schedule 40, make a slice in from top to bottom one side only.then spread it and place under the shock between the lowering block and top half of body clamp it with a hose clamp. Make two three inches high. That will get you home.
We have a winner!
 

coolerman69

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Regardless of what air ride you install the lowest your going is when the fender hits the rear tire.....that's it.
DITTO! I have monroes and I have 1/8'' between tire and fender when slammed. If something goes wrong 100 miles from home I can get back without a trailer.
 
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