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 Post subject: bike lowering
PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 6:11 pm 
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hey guy and girls is there anyone on here that can lower a bike, basically im not to comfortable on my bike at the height that it is, i need it dropping so i can be flat footed, i have the kit but im no mechanic and will probably ruin the handling, so if anyones around doncaster areas im happy to pay what ever it costs to have it done, thanks folks.


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 Post subject: Re: bike lowering
PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 6:37 pm 
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You could do this yourself.
No special tools are needed.
See this article for how to go about it.

http://devongtrf.activeboard.com/t48039 ... ring-link/


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 Post subject: Re: bike lowering
PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 6:46 pm 
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very good and informative, i read it but still need help to do this, on my bike id probably have to take the shock out to replace the link, would i need a spring compressor thingy?


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 Post subject: Re: bike lowering
PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:06 pm 
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nick1984 wrote:
very good and informative, i read it but still need help to do this, on my bike id probably have to take the shock out to replace the link, would i need a spring compressor thingy?



No.
Just tie the back end up to something substantial that will take the weight and then undo and remove the appropriate bolts.


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 Post subject: Re: bike lowering
PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:12 pm 
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ahh ill try that, down side is a could do with a paddock stand my bike is very heavy. ill try my security chain that might work?


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 Post subject: Re: bike lowering
PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:56 am 
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If all else fails I can sell you a 2011 Husky 310 that is already professionally lowered :D


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 Post subject: Re: bike lowering
PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:50 am 
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I am interested, although dont really want to go the link changing, just forks and preload.

How much do you think I could drop at each end? - this is for a WR400F

The problem is not really the height of teh bike, once on my weight means I can get both feet on the floor enough to be stable, its that damn kickstart. :lol:

When I balance on one leg to start the bike it is higher as no weight on it, and the kickstart is a bit too high for me most times.

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 Post subject: Re: bike lowering
PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:17 am 
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Stop withering on and buy that damned Honda!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Although we wouldn't get our regular entertainment watching you start it :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: bike lowering
PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:06 pm 
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Or keep me as fit. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: bike lowering
PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:10 pm 
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Have you tried fish net tights and high heels :lol:

I have a XT660R and lowered it 1" with parts from Germany and my TTR250 was already lowered by a fitting a 'totally ttr 'part.

Bit of caution technically, it's moderfying you bike so should be done to the book, it in any doubt get sombody that knows what they are doing.

My son got put off buying a bike a few years ago because he couldn't get his feet down safely, to me bikes should be 1" lower and it you want it higher get it lifted, not the other way around.


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