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Offline wilddog

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Replaced lowering kit
on: October 04, 2015, 09:46:46 PM
When purchased it was set up for a smaller person, given my height, it felt like I was riding an easy rider, sat back. came with OE seat as originally had a lowered seat but swapped prior to sale. 

Replaced the lowering kit - rear suspension brackets for OE parts and now rides full height and now handles far better than before. Adjusted the suspension to an earlier thread on set up, corners with greater confidence and on Pilot 3  tyres adding a better feel to the front and rear giving greater grip and these tyres warm up quickly.

The side stand had been lowered by 15-20 mm and sleeve welded, so just waiting on the new OE side stand to counteract the lean due to the OE height reached.

 I will soon offer these lowering parts for sale £?, 2 brackets (M&P part 30 millimetre) and 1 side stand (15-20 mm reduced). Will confirm height when new one arrives to measure against the lowered side stand.

it started with a Yamaha 50cc auto-lube, Yamaha DT125, Yamaha RDLC350, Kawasaki GPZ500, Kawasaki ZX6R, Suzuki bandit 1200, Ducati 600 monster, Honda XL250, Suzuki DR250, Triumph Speed 4, Ducati 750 Dark, Honda XR650R, Buell's City lightning, Fire bolts x2, Honda XL600, KTM950SM, Suzuki DL1000,

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Re: Replaced lowering kit
Reply #1 on: October 05, 2015, 01:22:27 PM
Nice one.... :821:
It all started with a 1959 Vespa 125 Super.......
KMX125 KMX200 DRBIG 750 TDM800 R1100RS CAPONORD VARADERO.......

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Re: Replaced lowering kit
Reply #2 on: October 05, 2015, 03:24:20 PM
cheers capobob, where bout's in Kent?

As no centre stand the balancing act commenced.
I used my trolley jack, scissor jack, 2 ratchets, some wood and sticky back plastic OMG lifting the bike up was a hoot  :232: and then once replaced the plates had to lower the bike for the 3rd bolt to match the hole, then blaspheming  :232: and then lowered completely to ground it got the wobble syndrome  :232: but it all worked out and riding like I stole it  :305: later that evening a few beers and a few more to celebrate my achievement :821:
Last Edit: October 05, 2015, 03:26:28 PM by wilddog
it started with a Yamaha 50cc auto-lube, Yamaha DT125, Yamaha RDLC350, Kawasaki GPZ500, Kawasaki ZX6R, Suzuki bandit 1200, Ducati 600 monster, Honda XL250, Suzuki DR250, Triumph Speed 4, Ducati 750 Dark, Honda XR650R, Buell's City lightning, Fire bolts x2, Honda XL600, KTM950SM, Suzuki DL1000,

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Re: Replaced lowering kit
Reply #3 on: October 05, 2015, 06:30:29 PM
Must have gotn your attention getting it up and down lol  :087:
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Re: Replaced lowering kit
Reply #4 on: October 05, 2015, 07:09:43 PM
Viagra helped (LOL)  :184:
it started with a Yamaha 50cc auto-lube, Yamaha DT125, Yamaha RDLC350, Kawasaki GPZ500, Kawasaki ZX6R, Suzuki bandit 1200, Ducati 600 monster, Honda XL250, Suzuki DR250, Triumph Speed 4, Ducati 750 Dark, Honda XR650R, Buell's City lightning, Fire bolts x2, Honda XL600, KTM950SM, Suzuki DL1000,

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Re: Replaced lowering kit
Reply #5 on: October 05, 2015, 08:43:16 PM
Hi wildhog
I have the opposite issue. I had the bike lowered using the 40mm lowering kit supplied by Honda.
I'll definitely be interested in the shorter side stand. At the moment I have the standard one fitted. Be happy to do a straight swop or but the shortened one.
Let me know when it's available and how much.
Cheers

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Re: Replaced lowering kit
Reply #6 on: October 05, 2015, 08:46:36 PM
I'm Bexleyheath...commute to Brentford cross town on Black CT Highlander..normally pannier'less!
Just realised I come past you in SW London...Battersea Rise etc....
Last Edit: October 05, 2015, 08:48:58 PM by capobob
It all started with a 1959 Vespa 125 Super.......
KMX125 KMX200 DRBIG 750 TDM800 R1100RS CAPONORD VARADERO.......

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Re: Replaced lowering kit
Reply #7 on: October 05, 2015, 10:35:52 PM
Hi Mattye,
Thank you for the offer of your s/stand as a swop, but I have already placed an order for the longer stand, expected soon.

When that one arrives the shorter one would be put for sale. I probably would not ask too much for the shorter stand with postage and will offer you first call.

regards
it started with a Yamaha 50cc auto-lube, Yamaha DT125, Yamaha RDLC350, Kawasaki GPZ500, Kawasaki ZX6R, Suzuki bandit 1200, Ducati 600 monster, Honda XL250, Suzuki DR250, Triumph Speed 4, Ducati 750 Dark, Honda XR650R, Buell's City lightning, Fire bolts x2, Honda XL600, KTM950SM, Suzuki DL1000,

 



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