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Offline mark2jag

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Lowering a Crosstourer.
on: October 08, 2013, 06:33:42 AM
I'm 5ft9" tall and i can't sit on a Crosstourer with feet  flat on the ground, which I  would  like to  be able to do. I think I  would  feel more in control that way, Does anyone  know if there is anything that  can be done without  going out and buying  loads of  expensive  kit for the  bike. Anyone  got any ideas????? Platform  boots are not an option by the way. :187:



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Offline cozmo1589

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Re: Lowering a Crosstourer.
Reply #1 on: October 08, 2013, 07:27:29 AM
I'm sure I've seen on sites like eBay lowering links for the CT , not very expensive as I recall

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Offline Nickel

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Re: Lowering a Crosstourer.
Reply #2 on: October 08, 2013, 07:56:24 AM
Remodelling your sadle a bit ?

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Re: Lowering a Crosstourer.
Reply #3 on: October 08, 2013, 08:52:09 PM
Plan where to stop and have a go at sliding your backside to one side of the seat just before you stop and only use one leg to balance the bike.

Its much better to have one foot down solidly than 2 feet on tiptoes.

I lowered mine then put it back to STD and got a lowered seat instead  :305:

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Offline hill100

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Re: Lowering a Crosstourer.
Reply #4 on: October 19, 2013, 04:32:25 PM
*Originally Posted by scotsy [+]
Plan where to stop and have a go at sliding your backside to one side of the seat just before you stop and only use one leg to balance the bike.

Its much better to have one foot down solidly than 2 feet on tiptoes.

I lowered mine then put it back to STD and got a lowered seat instead  :305:
What was the down side of the lowered kit that made you put it back to standard ?

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Re: Lowering a Crosstourer.
Reply #5 on: October 19, 2013, 05:03:09 PM
*Originally Posted by hill100 [+]
What was the down side of the lowered kit that made you put it back to standard ?

 The 30mm drop plates (and forks let through triples) caused a serious ground clearance issue on the bends when ridden enthusiastically  :164:

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Re: Lowering a Crosstourer.
Reply #6 on: October 19, 2013, 05:22:36 PM
*Originally Posted by scotsy [+]
The 30mm drop plates (and forks let through triples) caused a serious ground clearance issue on the bends when ridden enthusiastically  :164:

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Thanks for that Scotsy, I thought that that might have ben your reason.

 



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