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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 02-04-2012, 08:17 PM Thread Starter
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Xotic customs 5" air suspension installed

Hey everyone, I installed the exotic customs suspension today. It took a few hours, but most of that was figuring out how and where to install it. Once I settled on a location, the rest was a breeze. I made a video to help others with the install if they choose to go with this. I cant review too much as my bike is on a lift and in the middle of my build (only the rear tire, engine and frame remain intact.) once my wheel gets here in about 6 weeks I'll be able to post a better review. I wanted to post the video so people can see it and decide for themselves. I have pics too, but they won't be done until tomorrow.

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update to install, Video Link posted

Here is the video that I made during the install of Xotic Customs 5" suspension. The bike is still on the lift and completely stripped down, so there isn't much weight to help the bike compress when the valve is dumped, but you can at least get an idea with this video. I am still working on getting the pictures uploaded and post a little on the build process.

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Cool video man. Only problem Im having, is trying to figure out where to mount the damn compressor. I have ABS so under the side panels is a no go. Under my fairing is already pretty cramped as well. Only other thing I can come up with, is hacking up my extended side panels on the inside, and seeing if I can make that work. Problem is, I hate to drop the cash only to find out I can't find a place to mount the compressor.






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Good video. Can you give an approximate space needed by compressor? I already have Arnott air ride but am open to changing out the shocks for more travel.
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Off the top of my head I'd say 7" long X 3 1/2" wide X 6" tall. I'll be at the garage tomorrow so I can get accurate measurements then

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I pick up my parts from the painter Saturday. By Saturday evening I plan on having the inner fairing reassembled and all the wiring complete. Monday I'll put the innards back in the tank and finish up the outer fairing. It's going to be another 2-3 weeks on the wheel from SMT machining. It should have been here this week but apparently they were delayed … I'll be posting pics as I do the work this weekend under my bikes build in the build portion of the forum

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How about a picture with the side cover on? I want to see it fit!
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