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This is a comparison of the OEM Suzuki bones (left) and a set of aftermarket bones (right). Note the slightly longer length of the aftermarket bones. These bones are made by Jason...

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First off, prepare your M109R to be lifted. There is a shield plate that you must remove before lifting the bike. Make sure to properly support the bike both front and rear. Unless you want 600lbs of motorcycle landing on top of you while your wrenching on the bike. Ask a friend to help if you can.

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This is the shield plate found under the bike. Once removed, set it aside til your done.

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Now lift the bike at or near the center of balance. You don't want the bike to easily tilt forward or rearward.

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Remove the chrome cover over the drive shaft. Remove the (2) screws holding the electronics box and let it hang down out of the way. Remove the chrome cover bracket (shown). Set it aside for later.

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Removed the electronics bracket and set it aside.

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Now you have access to the suspension. You will be removing (3) bolts. Bolt 1 connects the large end of the bones to the frame. Bolt 2 connects both small ends of the bones to the suspension. Bolt 3 connects the spring over shock to the suspension. Starting with bolt 3 is recommended, with the spring over shock disconnected. The spring over shock will drop down out of your way and you can then remove bolts 2 and 1

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A 19mm socket on 1/2 inch drive along with a 17mm wrench will do the job on the left side. A 19mm (or 3/4) inch wrench and 17mm will do the right side.

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Oooppsss, had to massage one of the bones. Looks like a little too much weld filler and powdercoat won't let the bolt through. Time to whip it with a round course file. About 30-45 mins and the bolt moves easily in the bone.

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Install the new bones. Make sure to use some good quality grease on the bones. Note: Bolt up the bones first and leave the spring over shock for last. You will need a floor jack to lift the rear tire until the shock and suspension line up. Make sure all the bolts are tight.

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Put everything back together. Clean up any left over grease or fingerprints. Place a couple of pieces of wood for the rear tire to sit on when you lower the bike to the ground. Otherwise, you won't be able to remove the bike lift.

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Make sure to support the bike when you lower it. Once back on the wheels, it will tilt.

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Ahhh,,, Now doesn't that look better! THIS is the way I think the bike should come from the factory.

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Sit on the bike and test the action of the suspension. Make sure it does not bind or do anything obviously wrong.

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Now wash the bike up and go for a ride.... :bigthumbsup:

Edit: Had a server failure and lost some pics. Sorry folks..
 

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This has to be one of the best how to I have seen on here. :bigthumbsup: :bigthumbsup: You did an excellent job, and what color is that I'm seeing?? I believe it has to be the fastest most eye catching color there is!! BURPLE :hot:

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Man!, that was unFF :edit:able! Great post! :bigthumbsup: :bigthumbsup:
 

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Dang, I didn't remove that chrome cover, as the instructions said it wasn't needed. That really opened up that left side. How was your access to the pipe side? I couldn't fit anything more than a crescent wrench in there.
 

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Medic1210 said:
Dang, I didn't remove that chrome cover, as the instructions said it wasn't needed. That really opened up that left side. How was your access to the pipe side? I couldn't fit anything more than a crescent wrench in there.
:bigthumbsup:Ahhhhhhh, good question. :bigthumbsup:
 

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On the pipe side, I used a 19mm/17mm wrench combo. I used a little trick where I combined another wrench with the 19mm to give me added leverage. And the bolt came loose easily. You could probly use a 19mm short socket with a short extension and your 1/2 inch drive wratchet as well. But I didn't have that combo of tools. So the double wrench did the trick.
 

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Medic1210 said:
Dang, I didn't remove that chrome cover, as the instructions said it wasn't needed. That really opened up that left side. How was your access to the pipe side? I couldn't fit anything more than a crescent wrench in there.
I could have left it on but decided to remove it so folks could see things better in the pictures. It only took a couple minutes to remove it anyway.
 

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I do commend you.... that is one heck of a how to. Couldn't have said it better myself. Again, our apologies for your bolt hole hicup :p
 

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I do commend you.... that is one heck of a how to. Couldn't have said it better myself. Again, our apologies for your bolt hole hicup :p
No problem Jason. Kept me out of going shopping with the wife.

"Oh darn, I need more time to fix this. Can you go without me?" He he he..
 

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Awesome "How to" you make it look very easy, I just e-mailed Jason to find out how much the Bones are ,cause I want them after reading how easy it is to do it!!! Jason if youre reading this How much for the bones? do you have any in stock? how much shipping to So. Cal.?
 

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I'm not Jason, but I bought some a while a go. They will run you just over $100 including shipping. There is a waiting list, and he is talking of discontinuing production, so if you want them, you better get on the list.
 

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Hey, I'm new at this and very interesting in lowering my M109R. How can I get those bones and where can I find the waiting list? Anyone have any idea on the price of it?
 

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Black Diamond said:
Hey, I'm new at this and very interesting in lowering my M109R. How can I get those bones and where can I find the waiting list? Anyone have any idea on the price of it?
Look up a few comments above yours, and you will see a guy named JasonZ. Send him a PM or Email. He's the one that makes them.
 

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Bones are around $100 delivered.
There is a 4-6 week wait once your on the waiting list.
Email to Jason is [email protected]
He accepts Paypal, certified check, cash, silver, gold, diamonds, totally restored 67 Chevys, etc etc etc
 

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109guy said:
DOES THE BIKE STILL CORNER THE SAME AFTER YOU LOWER IT?
If you're asking if your cornering clearance is gonna be affected, then the answer is yes. To what degree depends on how you ride. I scraped my pegs fairly regularly before lowering my bike. I scrape them very regularly now that it's lowered. I notice that corners that I used to hit at speed without scraping, I now scrape on the lowered bike. Ones that I scraped regularly prior to lowering, I now have to take the corner a little slower or risk making the rear tire feel really light.
 

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Black Diamond said:
Hey, I'm new at this and very interesting in lowering my M109R. How can I get those bones and where can I find the waiting list? Anyone have any idea on the price of it?
For reference, I ordered mine from Jason Z last Wed. (Sep. 27). Like other said, it's just over $100, and he said I'm in batch 8 and to expect about a 4 week wait. The wait could be longer if lots more people have ordered over the last week.

From what I've read here, they are worth the wait. And given that he may quit making them, I'd jump on it if I were you!
 
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