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Old 05-22-2014, 05:56 PM
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shaft driven softtail converted to rigid.

Ive got an '84' kawasaki zn700a1 ltd,which im thinking about swapping over to rigid. But in order to do so,i was just going to swap out my airshocks for rigid struts. I was wondering if that would be feesably possible. Hopefully without changing as little else possible. Thanks.....
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Old 05-22-2014, 06:05 PM
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Welcome to CC! Struts are a simple, inexpensive way to slam your rear fender nice and low. Plenty of guys here with lots of shaft drive experience that can warn you of any pitfalls to using struts on that bike.
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Old 05-24-2014, 11:58 AM
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Well,if anyone has any pro's or cons about my dilemma,i'd really appreciate hearing them. Coz til then its ridin time
and thats all thats stoppin me. Its already apart and ready for swapping out. Thanks ......
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Old 05-24-2014, 12:40 PM
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Done it several times.
Just make sure that you're not overtravel and binding the u-joint. If you're running your struts the same length as the compressed shocks you're guaranteed that its goood.
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Talking zn700 rigid conversion

Awesome! Thats kind of what i was hopin to hear. But,to clarify what ur sayin is to
have the new struts no shorter or longer than when the shocks are nearly fully compressed. So as to not put the d-shaft/u-joint in a overly binding and potentially lock-up situation and im all good?
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On the other hand... Any ideas on how to deal with the ignition module on same bike. Without having to spend an arm n leg? Nearly every replacement ive found theyre wantin $300-500 bucks for! Theres gotta be a cheaper way. Thats y im n redneck engeneering after all....
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