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    Quote Originally Posted by fieldy View Post
    Buy one? You could whittle one of those up with your eyes closed.
    Sometimes, if I can buy something already quality made for less than my time setting it all up and making my own would be worth like Louis Meilke's fender washers or BKMs delrin bushings. The price is well worth me not bothering to make that stuff myself.

    In this case though, you're correct. I plan to make my own since I would save a good chunk versus my labor involved

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    Quote Originally Posted by ironchop View Post
    Sometimes, if I can buy something already quality made for less than my time setting it all up and making my own would be worth like Louis Meilke's fender washers or BKMs delrin bushings. The price is well worth me not bothering to make that stuff myself.

    In this case though, you're correct. I plan to make my own since I would save a good chunk versus my labor involved

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    Or you can weld another tab in front of the factory one on the swinger use the stock link and get 4” or so of drop.
    2 in the back, 1 in the front.

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    So other than sticking that metal tube i got where the shock is supposed to go, what are my other options for lowering the 86? Low and wide, i must abide!
    Maybe have Ironchop smash a spring into some kind of lowering link, Wyle Coyote style? Be thinking about that Ironchop!
    Any other shocks work on this?
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    So i am wondering if they used another shock and stuck that tube i got where the adjustable factory "dogbone?" (Last picture) above is at.

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    Quote Originally Posted by efhondakid View Post
    I run 18x8 mower tires at 6-8psi. A durablue +4 axle with durablue +1 hubs wheels are 3x5 that is maximum width. I run that for TT, regular FT I use stock hubs inside wheel flipped around and a +3 spacer on the outside.

    Youíll want a lowering link for sure, just strapping the axle makes cornering feel like you are a rock skipping across a pond. I run Protaper ATV Mids and roll them way back so they are in my lap when Iím in the pocket.
    Any races around central Ohio that you run?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fieldy View Post
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    So i am wondering if they used another shock and stuck that tube i got where the adjustable factory "dogbone?" (Last picture) above is at.

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    I will have to get some wrenches on this to figure it out. I believe i bought the link from an 3bay seller from Las Vegas that sells alot of Tecate stuff.
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    I can't imagine that link fitting in where the adjustable doggone would go. I bet it was a solid strut to traplce the shock, maybe for drag racing? It's pretty dumb no matter what it was for. Lol. Are you trying to lower a tecate or a 250r? Or both?
    Looking for a Bassani silencer for a 2nd gen tecate, the style with the movable mount. 1st gen will work

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    Quote Originally Posted by 86T3 View Post
    I can't imagine that link fitting in where the adjustable doggone would go. I bet it was a solid strut to traplce the shock, maybe for drag racing? It's pretty dumb no matter what it was for. Lol. Are you trying to lower a tecate or a 250r? Or both?
    Yeah, replace the shock was my first thought and i initially bought it to use where the shock was when working on the shocks, instead of the traditional ash stick. I thought i could put around without snaping said ash stick in half, done that, paid for that. When i bought it there was a refernce to lowering. I am going to try to contact the guy from vegas and i also bought a pipe from a guy that raced them alot. Might even have to look for Barnetts phone number, lol. Picking on 250r's just aint the same.
    Yes i am wanting to have a lowered one and a regular Tecate and be able to interchange setups trike to trike.
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    @ 86T3
    What axle width do you like to race? Have a + 4 dura blue and dura blue 4/100 hubs.
    Dream would be to have an HRE swingarm and use a honda axle in one.
    Other trike would be the durablue +4.
    What overall width works for you?

    Think 51" is maximum right?
    Anyone else welcome to the question.
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    Luckily, the 2nd gen tecate is the easiest trike there is to taise and lower. Its no problem at all to switch back and forth. I run as wide as I can, but I honestly think being an inch or 2 narrower wouldn't be the worst thing in the world. The NEEDT rules say 50" max. With a +4 and 400ex hubs you should be right there. Depending on your wheel offset.

    Edit: I had an HRE swingarm with a Honda style carrier on my tecate 500 and it was AWESOME! That is the ultimate set up
    Looking for a Bassani silencer for a 2nd gen tecate, the style with the movable mount. 1st gen will work

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    Im at 50 on my 83 300r. I have plus 6 durablue from and 82 250r with 400ex hubs and offset rims.I squeezed threw Needts measurement devise and it lifted off the ground.
    250r rules

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    Quote Originally Posted by atc300r View Post
    Im at 50 on my 83 300r. I have plus 6 durablue from and 82 250r with 400ex hubs and offset rims.I squeezed threw Needts measurement devise and it lifted off the ground.
    86 +4 Durablue with +1 Durablue hubs and 3x5 wheels and I have to be perfectly square and it picks up the gate pretty good.
    2 in the back, 1 in the front.

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    I will try adjusting the stock dogbone and see where it gets me. T3, do you adjust the shock spanner nuts also when changing ride height?
    What d.i.d. chain do you boys run and why? I like their o-ring chains and i see bulk d.i.d. VO o-ring chain for $235 for 25 ft. Thats $47 for a 5' chain, then add masters. Also seeing the d.i.d. professional o-ring chains. Opinions welcome, i need some chains. What about x-rings, any better than O?
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    If these rotors are within spec or slightly over, how and where can i get them resurfaced? Is there a way to do this myself?
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    Some of them are smooth and some have some grooves. Bought 4 new ones but wanting to mic these and see if i can use them for a while.
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    Nope, don't touch the spring unless you want to fine tune. I never did
    Looking for a Bassani silencer for a 2nd gen tecate, the style with the movable mount. 1st gen will work

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