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Offline Sharkee

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Seat height
on: June 02, 2015, 09:47:34 PM
Evening all,

Anybody fitted the seat lowering kit? (30mm) Think my legs have got smaller lately :084: and I have been told by Farnham Honda they recommend getting them fitted! Gives a completely different riding experience.
Any thoughts good or bad!

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Re: Seat height
Reply #1 on: June 03, 2015, 07:58:31 AM
I've been thinking about doing this as well. Saying that I'm pretty sure it lowers the ride height and not the seat height in regards to distance between the pegs. Some folks have said it causes a problem with the side stand length making the bike too upright etc. Might also need to drop the yokes down the forks.
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Re: Seat height
Reply #2 on: June 03, 2015, 10:04:35 AM
I had my bike lowered by 30mm. (suspension links) Front forks put up through the yokes by 12mm though a bit more probably wouldn't go amiss. Side stand was shortened as well. I think it could with another 5mm taking off it as the bike is still very upright and I am very careful about where I park!

I don't feel that the handling has been compromised in any way, despite the doomsayers, and the bike generally feels 50 kg lighter and is much easier for me, as a shortar*e, to move around in and out of the garage. Being able to put both feet on the ground rather than being on tiptoe provides a lot more confidence too.

I did initially think about going for the lowered seat but I don't think it made as much of a difference in height as the lowering kit. For the record I'm 5'8 and a bit and 29" inside leg so initially the bike was a bit of stretch.....
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Re: Seat height
Reply #3 on: June 03, 2015, 06:03:53 PM
I tried 20mm then 30mm lowering links but do most riding two up with 3 boxs so i put it back to standard.So i have two sets to sell £20 each plus postage.
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Re: Seat height
Reply #4 on: June 03, 2015, 08:07:54 PM
No worries here, I am 5'7" got the lowered seat and that's it, this bike is no hassle to move about, but then again I spend lots of time lifting silly weights, so it will be a bit easier for me. Just plan what you are going to do and where you are going beforehand, you will be fine. For me, lowering it just wrecks the looks.

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Re: Seat height
Reply #5 on: June 03, 2015, 08:39:42 PM
Fitting the lowering links will change the way the bike handles and not for the better. I would fit a lowered seat or have the existing seat lower by  specialist. If you have a centre stand fitted and you go for the lowering links you will have a big problem getting the bike onto the centre stand.

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Re: Seat height
Reply #6 on: June 03, 2015, 08:48:45 PM
*Originally Posted by dentonlad [+]
I don't feel that the handling has been compromised in any way, despite the doomsayers, and the bike generally feels 50 kg lighter and is much easier for me, as a shortar*e, to move around in and out of the garage. Being able to put both feet on the ground rather than being on tiptoe provides a lot more confidence too

I don't recall anyone saying "fitting them would compromise the handling" but I do remember remarking that they ruin the ground clearance on corners at speed, I suppose it depends what type of riding you do. I removed them (they are on a shelf in my garage) and I bought a lowered seat as I am the same size as you, I can still paddle the bike around with the added bonus of being able to corner without worrying about being pitched offline when the stand digs in.

Either way it's a heavy bike up to about 5mph but it's lovely after that  :031:

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Re: Seat height
Reply #7 on: June 04, 2015, 08:59:34 PM
Fitted lowering links to a couple of bikes the last one being a Triumph Tiger 1050 and the handling suffered badly

 



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