reduce fork height/length ? for lowrider whizzer

Discussion in 'Whizzer Motorized Bicycles' started by dirtyoldman, Oct 2, 2011.

  1. dirtyoldman

    dirtyoldman New Member

    I have a pacemaker II and I don't like the high ride height, I want to sit it lower, is there a method to reduce the fork length?

    For instance can I remove the fork tubes and cut a couple inches off of the ends to get the bike to sit flatter instead of jacked up in front?

    I already have an offset seat mounted upside down that brings the seat down to the frame, and I have ordered a shorter gooseneck stem but the forks are so extended it almost looks like a chopper....
     

  2. bideronit13

    bideronit13 Member

    How about a picture.
     
  3. mason_man

    mason_man Active Member

    I took 1 1/2" off the top of the fork tube and still have my 3" travel.would like stiffer springs. Ray
     

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  4. bideronit13

    bideronit13 Member

    That would break my heart to mess with that. That is a sweat front end.
     
  5. dirtyoldman

    dirtyoldman New Member

    That is exactly what I wanted to do, great look Mason_Man! Looks like you shortened your stem as well and offset your seat too. Looks great!

    I was actually looking at purchasing a new fork set (WC1 has ambassador fork sets for sale on ebay) and making the cuts on those so I cold always return the bike to stock as well. I believe the Ambassador triple tree uses motorcycle style clamps instead of a gooseneck / stem as well so the handlebars would be dropped as low as they can go.

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  6. mason_man

    mason_man Active Member

    Sorry i missed this one bideronit13 and thanks. Ray
     
  7. atombikes

    atombikes Member

    mason_man,

    Did you shorten that Whizzer stem or did you buy another one? I tried to shorten my stem but could not get mine as low as yours.

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  8. mason_man

    mason_man Active Member

    Hi atombikes. I machined the gooseneck stem so that i could lower the stem as much or little as i like, was pretty simple to do. Hope this helps.

    Ray
     
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