Ryan's '96

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Ryan's '96

Postby RyanDS650X » Mon Jul 27, 2015 6:26 pm

Sure.

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Ryan's '96

Postby RyanDS650X » Mon Jul 27, 2015 6:31 pm

Forgot this one

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Re: Ryan's '96

Postby tcm glx » Mon Jul 27, 2015 6:38 pm

Dem KO2s look guuuuud

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Ryan's '96

Postby RyanDS650X » Thu Jul 30, 2015 6:46 am

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Re: Ryan's '96

Postby JonMac31 » Thu Jul 30, 2015 1:33 pm

dang that really did straighten those Deaver's out. Did you lose any lift/ride height or gain any at all?
Also do you have any spacers in the top of your buckets?

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Postby RyanDS650X » Thu Jul 30, 2015 2:24 pm

Virtually no change in ride height due to the taller deavers and the absence of the factory coil spring plate. No spacers either.

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Re: Ryan's '96

Postby JonMac31 » Thu Jul 30, 2015 3:00 pm

Are you running the Deaver 5.5" coils?
That is what I am running, but they are used as well. Initially they are 22" unsprung, mine were settled at 20". So they'e settled a good 2".
I might not lose height if I switch to the plate, but I might at the same time. I am not sure.

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Postby RyanDS650X » Thu Jul 30, 2015 3:15 pm

One way to find out... yes I'm running the 5.5 and I've hammered on them for a few years now.

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Re: Ryan's '96

Postby JonMac31 » Thu Jul 30, 2015 3:18 pm

And with how fairly cheap those ballistic plates are - it wouldn't really matter. It's not that hard to tear down and build up again haha.

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Re: Ryan's '96

Postby RyanDS650X » Thu Jul 30, 2015 4:24 pm

If you go back a few pages I have a side by side pic of the 4" pro comps and the 5.5 deavers

If a pretty simple project, kind of a pain getting that lower bolt out, a few hours tops.

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Ryan's '96

Postby RyanDS650X » Sat Aug 01, 2015 10:29 am

Seats are in!
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Re: Ryan's '96

Postby JonMac31 » Sun Aug 02, 2015 11:03 pm

Nice! Looks good! What kind are they?

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Postby RyanDS650X » Mon Aug 03, 2015 6:56 am

PRP'S the buckets are +2

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Postby RyanDS650X » Tue Aug 04, 2015 4:10 pm

I'm selling the bench and bracket that uses the stock bench bolt holes if anyone is interested. $500

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Ryan's '96

Postby RyanDS650X » Sat Aug 08, 2015 9:37 am

Alignment shop says bent pitman arm and drivers side tierod. Does the pitman arm have to go all the way up to the box so no splines show? The splines coming out of the box look tapered like the pitman isn't supposed to go all the way?ImageImage

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Re: Ryan's '96

Postby cs_drums » Sat Aug 08, 2015 9:39 am

That looks about right to me.

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Postby RyanDS650X » Sat Aug 08, 2015 9:47 am

I'm thinking the drop pitman arm might just add a weakness rather than a solution...

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Postby RyanDS650X » Sat Aug 08, 2015 9:47 am

I can't tell the difference in the wheel between stock and drop but I never bent the stock one.

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Re: Ryan's '96

Postby philofab » Sat Aug 08, 2015 9:59 am

The pitman does not have to go all the way on, just torque the nut to the correct ft-lb. Over tightening can break the pitman arm!

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Postby RyanDS650X » Sat Aug 08, 2015 10:52 am

Ok will do. Just waiting on the tie rod to show up and back to the alignment shop.


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