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    Default 3" bones on, I love it!!!!

    Thanks so much to Canadian M109r and Delmustator for the awesome tutorial on how to install bones. I was hesitant to do this myself, but with the help of this tutorial I got er done. Instead of paying $130 bucks to the dealer to do the job, I bought a jack from Sears for $100. Now I have the bones on, and I have a jack. Also, thanks to Square Rounder, my 8 buck exhaust bracket works great. Here' some pics, first one is the before. Ride on!!!!!!!

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    Live your own life....... everyone else has one!

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    Any substitue for "Marine Grease" (something in a small packet to get from Advance Auto/Autozone, and what are the Torque specs?

    Quote Originally Posted by k109 View Post
    have had mine lowered at 2 1/4 for over a and don't forget to grease (marine grease) and torque bolts
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    Quote Originally Posted by Les7311 View Post
    Any substitue for "Marine Grease" (something in a small packet to get from Advance Auto/Autozone, and what are the Torque specs?
    You can use any grease i.e axle grease or bearing grease
    I don't know the torque specs. I think we just tightened everything up.

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    Torque from service manual
    1- at shock end = 32.5 lbs
    2- at top of bone = 79.5 lbs
    3- bottom (front of bike) of bone 61.5 lbs
    but I only put 50 lbs at # 3 not to deform the bone holder.
    ..
    just noticed I had already posted
    the torque spec at post #83 in this thread
    Last edited by Kazimodo; 09-21-2010 at 05:01 AM.

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    Ride is smoother than 250... guess due to more tire contact to skip over road holes etc.

    Cornering is reduced. no chicken scratch left, and havent start cornering like the 250......

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    seems easy enough. Id be interested to hear how different the ride and cornering have been affected, good or bad. Great post!
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    Absolutely awesome how to! I skipped the removal of the "resistor thingy" and just removed it with the bracket attached. 1.5" installed and looking good. It's amazing how much difference 1.5" makes. (pun intended)

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    Default Installed 3" bones last week

    I finally got a chance to install the 3" bones last week, it's like a new bike. Looks great and handle even better than before.

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    Default I love the 3" down too

    RR109, I was hesitant to go that low but I love it, I think it handles better also, just need some risers.

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    Default Thanks Canadian

    Thanks to your photos and instructions,i too had no problems with my 2inch bones mod.
    It would of cost me $200 to of had them installed, but my friend becouse you took the time to post all the relative info.. on this site it only cost me a BBQ+afew beers with my mate for giving me a hand.
    Thanks from down under.... WISH I COULD BUY YOU A BEER
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    Quote Originally Posted by mark witham View Post
    Thanks to your photos and instructions,i too had no problems with my 2inch bones mod.
    It would of cost me $200 to of had them installed, but my friend becouse you took the time to post all the relative info.. on this site it only cost me a BBQ+afew beers with my mate for giving me a hand.
    Thanks from down under.... WISH I COULD BUY YOU A BEER
    One day, I'll get out to Australia take you up on that beer Glad I could help a fellow 9'er.

    Grey 08 gone to heaven/ 2010 Connie- my new ride!

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    thanks canadian
    love the step by step pics when and if in do mine it will help

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    thanks canadian, got my 2 inch bones yesterday ill be throwing them on in the morning

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    Default Lowering Bones

    After installing the 2" bones, do the side stand needs to be change?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vdiazz View Post
    After installing the 2" bones, do the side stand needs to be change?
    Not at all. Just be careful when you park so as to make sure the bike is not standing more straight up. I am 2.5" lowered and have the stock stand. Have never had an issue.

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    I went with a lower stand. Just because I don't want to be one of those that positioned the bike wrong. Come back out and see her on her side. Also I wanted to get ride of the stock stand.

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    Don't let the previous horror stories deter you from attempting this job your self. I did it today with the help of a friend in about 2 hours. No problems what so ever.

    I do have one question. I did not put loctite on my bolts, should I have? I just torqued them tight. They all have the stock lock nuts, should I be good to go?

    Thanks,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cop1015 View Post
    Don't let the previous horror stories deter you from attempting this job your self. I did it today with the help of a friend in about 2 hours. No problems what so ever.

    I do have one question. I did not put loctite on my bolts, should I have? I just torqued them tight. They all have the stock lock nuts, should I be good to go?

    Thanks,

    I'm sure there will be some saying you should have. I did not use lock tight. Torqued them down. got a few thousand miles on it. Haven't had any issues

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    I'm doing this tomorrow.

    It's started....
    mod 1: gate remote.
    mod 2: 2.25 bones
    mod 3: ATRE

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blakester71 View Post
    I'm sure there will be some saying you should have. I did not use lock tight. Torqued them down. got a few thousand miles on it. Haven't had any issues
    You don't need Loctite on these. Self locking nuts are better than Loctite, plus it would make them even harder to get off the next time. Just make sure you lube them before installing them, and torque them down to spec.






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    Just finished instaling the 2.25 bones. Bike looks much better

    This might help the next one to do this.


    Jack location. Shock out of the way, not removed.




    Use and extenstion to remove the right side bolts.



    Finished product.





    It's started....
    mod 1: gate remote.
    mod 2: 2.25 bones
    mod 3: ATRE

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    Oh, thanks for the tutorial guys. It was really helpful.

    It's started....
    mod 1: gate remote.
    mod 2: 2.25 bones
    mod 3: ATRE

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    Default Finished yesterday

    I had 2.75 bones sitting on the shelf for about 3 years--installed them yesterday. Here are some pics. I like the way it rides. I had modified the fender for the 300 tire with the shortened screws, so no rubbing.
    Thanks guys for the pointers. I included a pic of the tach moved to the headlight. yeah, I know, it doesn't belong here.
    Happy New Year
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    Did my 9 this morning, 2" Yana Shiki ..... thank you for this very "helping" thread !!!

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    2 inch bones on 280 rear..........how do i BLOW this joint up?
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    Today is the day Got the day off and I'm putting in the YS 2" set-o-bones. ...sorta freakin out since I'm new to bike mods ...I'll be reading and re reading as I go. On a side note, when I went out to the garage I noticed condensation everywhere you'd think the owners would've told me that it does that in the winter (renting and in between sale of home and looking for another). Had a blanket over her but even it was soggy. Got the heater warming things up now. Any ideas on a good cover? ....even my are dewy .
    not too happy bout that whole deal ...but giddy bout installing da bones

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    Good luck with the install of the bones. Even taking your time, it should not take too long. As one member mentioned and took pics of. Position the jack so the shock can drop down far enough. I positioned mine to far back. Had to reposition it. That was a challenge of its own.
    Soggy garage? that's gotta suck. Hope the condisation does not ruin your tools. Spray a little bit of WD40 on them to help prevent rusting.
    Looking forward to hearing how it went

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    dude ...I am NOT mechanically inclined Something that takes you guys 40 minutes will take me 4 days. BUT I can turn a wrench so away I go.
    Got the bolts out, shock in way You have to put the bolts back in to lower right? I did and am now awaiting help (wife) to hold bike steady while I move jack fwd. --biting more finger nails

    Before I started, I found the balancing point so when you jack it up it doesn't just raise the front. .....now I have to move it fwd? ...hmmm Maybe I need an anchor to hold the front down ...Jack, how did carlosng jack it level with the jack that far fwd Jack?

    taking a break ...frustrated ....been up since 7:00 last eve (worked the dark shift) plus I keep banging my aching knees on the jack!
    need caffeine

    Update ....ok, I was freakin out a bit. Jack in same position as carlosng so I am gtg ....back to caffeine
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    I know what you mean. I had to put 4x4's under the frame, lower and relocate the jack. That was my biggest issue. I had a pole that I was able to use as a breaker bar. Thank God.
    If you can turn a wrench, you can do this mod. Just breaking some of the nuts loose is the PITA.
    I also work the dark shift. Most of the times it's 12 hour shifts. By the time I'm doing what I need to do. I am dead tired. Hang in there. You'll get it. And you will like what you have accomplished

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    tnx bro. Got it done-whew greased and torqued + double checked. My son let me use his air tools so breaking loose the nuts/bolts were a breeze. Never coulda done it without it.

    I know those 12hr shifts too. Not much time for anything else when working those. Tnx for your help & encouragement this site is A+

    A big thank you to the Canadian for his write up and pics --a MUST have, for me at least

    I'll post pics when it's off the lift. polishing wheels next I guess I'm a glutton for punishment!

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