VTX 1800R...Okay, I really want to go darkside but....?

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Post  sessumrd on Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:56 pm

I haven't posted in the past, as I am new to this forum and am still learning a lot. However, I was in the midst of doing other mods to the bike and as I already had the fender off, I decided to grind off the helmet lock and side rails of the fender bracket in prepartion for the CT. No problems to this point. As the fender was off, I laid the brace on top the Metzler and it pretty much conforms to the rounded profile. I am currently running Progressive 412 HD shocks that are 11.5" or 3/4' shorter than stock. This is where my concern comes in: the CT Profile (Flat/wider) vs. the 200 Metzler 880 (round) looks as though it will hit the bracket sooner as it is wider on the flat... Does anyone running this set up know whether I will be able to install a 205 GYTT without hitting the fender bracket? If not, any recommendations would be appreciated... bounce bounce
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Post  nodakbassmaster on Sat Jan 15, 2011 12:36 am

you should be fine. the CT is the same width and many run them with shorter shocks without trimming. Just need the fender to be centered (most aren't).

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Post  sessumrd on Sat Jan 15, 2011 1:29 am

Thanks for the reply. As I was looking around for clearance issues with the 200 Metzler on, I noticed clearance to the drive shaft tube is already very close (1/8") but it hasn't rubbed. I could be wrong, as I won't know until I stick the CT in there, but it looks as though the front of the swing arm could become an issue with the CT. Suspect I may just grind out and widen the corners while I have it apart just to be safe.
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Post  nodakbassmaster on Sat Jan 15, 2011 12:24 pm

no need, the ct is the same width as the 200

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