Bagger Lay frame

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TorqueSpeedshop

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Hey Guys,

Matt from Torque Speedshop from Nova Scotia, Canada. Have a customer who wants his bagger to lay frame. We are doing a 26 with a Rolling Thunder frame. There are a few guys out there who have achieved this...just wondering if it is possible to do without sacrificing stock ground clearance. I may be completely wrong but it looks like ride height on these bikes is quite low. Are there any air shocks on the market that have more than 2.25 - 2.5'' of travel?

I am trying do design this so there are zero downsides to render the bike not practical, Always the tricky part haha.

Any insight would be greatly appreciated

Tks,
Matt
 

Bill

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Yup, use the Monroe shocks and Bimba cylinders in the front.

4" of travel on each end.

Moving the shock mounts can also net you more axle travel.

I have mine setup so it is 1 3/8" off the ground when dumped. It wouldn't be hard to get it on the ground.

You may have to run a bit more up stretch on the neck to get the front on the ground.

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TorqueSpeedshop

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Awesome! Thanks guys! How well do the Monroe shocks work? The bike looks sweet Bill! Up in my neck of the woods there aren't many guys experimenting with stuff like this. Great to get info from helpful people!
 

TorqueSpeedshop

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Looks sweet! Love the green! Any more pics of the bike? Do you have the same setup as Bill mentioned? Did you have to raise the rear fender at all?
 

Bill

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The Monroes work so well that my Arnotts are collecting dust.

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smokenjoep01

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Funny you should bring this up. Last night at bike night I had a guy use that term "lay frame" Getting it on the ground shouldnt be hard. My question is, if you want to dump all the air and lay it on the frame. What doyou do when there is a malfunction and your bikes laying frame and you cant roll it anywere? Or if it happens while riding. BTW WELCOME!
 

TorqueSpeedshop

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Smokenjoep01, That is the next thing I am trying to figure out. I was thinking some type of electric actuator that would work as a lockout pin....or even some type of spring loaded safety pin...somethat that would only allow you to slam the bike if you had it held in....like locks on bike lift.
 

Bill

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Funny you should bring this up. Last night at bike night I had a guy use that term "lay frame" Getting it on the ground shouldnt be hard. My question is, if you want to dump all the air and lay it on the frame. What doyou do when there is a malfunction and your bikes laying frame and you cant roll it anywere? Or if it happens while riding. BTW WELCOME!

That is why my dump height is 1 3/8" and not 0"...

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Smokenjoep01, That is the next thing I am trying to figure out. I was thinking some type of electric actuator that would work as a lockout pin....or even some type of spring loaded safety pin...somethat that would only allow you to slam the bike if you had it held in....like locks on bike lift.

Do it like Bill.. Electric 1 1/2" center stand.. Drop the stand then dump the air... He's got 1 1/2" with no air or stand..
 

Np198

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Big time bike looks sick! What degree neck and trees r u running? I got air front and rear and my frame is like 4in from the ground. My rear fender is bottomed out on the stock rear tire and my front fender is only 1/4 inch from the bottom of the trees. Also r the newer frames lower or something than the old ones? I would love to be able to lay frame.
 

Rozkopeeko

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yoooooooooooooooo we need a step by step for either the complete dump or center stand ................. BADDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD ASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!
 

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