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Offline Kenbeau62

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lowered suspension question??
« on: December 08, 2018, 12:41:31 PM »
Hi fellow members.

I have just joined this forum after just taking ownership of a 2012 Crosstourer which has had the suspension lowered ?? By how much I don't know.

My question is can someone tell me what the correct height should be at the top of the forks so I can check if the front has been dropped through to accommodate for the rear.

Also is there any gain/loss from it being lowered ?? or would I be better off taking it back to stock height as the original bits did come with the bike.

Thanks Kenbeau62.

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Re: lowered suspension question??
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2018, 03:57:43 PM »
Hi Kenbrau62 and  :400:

Here’s a pic of my forks where they come through the top yolk.



A few people on here have had the bike lowered, mainly to help shorter riders.

I don’t see there being any handling gains or losses from lowering the bike ( provided it’s the same both ends).

Being lowered can cause issues with the main stand and the side stand.


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Re: lowered suspension question??
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2018, 06:49:33 AM »
Thanks Hartley.

After seeing those photos of the front forks I know mine are 35mil through so will probably convert it back to stock settings/height.

Thanks Kenbeau62.

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Re: lowered suspension question??
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2018, 08:57:37 PM »
*Originally Posted by Kenbeau62 [+]
Thanks Hartley.

After seeing those photos of the front forks I know mine are 35mil through so will probably convert it back to stock settings/height.

Thanks Kenbeau62.


Woah... that must steer really fast  :087:

FWIW if you have the rear lowered by say 25mm the front should only be lowered by around 12mm....  :211:

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Re: lowered suspension question??
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2018, 10:56:03 AM »
Hi scotsy.

 Bike feels ok as I haven't had a chance to put it through its paces yet. I wouldn't know exactly how much it had been lowered as I didn't do it but I measured the front forks from the top mount & there definitely 35mil lower than standard with me sitting on the bike normally my feet sit flat on the ground & I'm not tall 5'9  have noticed under the tail it looks like it has rubbed a couple of times on the underside guard so will probably get it changed back to stock.

Thanks Kenbeau62

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Re: lowered suspension question??
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2018, 01:26:07 PM »
IIRC mine was -35mm at the rear and -15mm at the front … and it suits my short legs quite nicely with the standard seat.
I removed the centre stand and had the side stand shortened ... never really missed the centre stand.
I needed to remove the hugger as that could nudge the under-seat tray and hence touch the tyre ... but that was before I got new rear and front suspension.
I suspect the rear isn't so prone to bottoming out now so the hugger might be worth putting back.
For me at 5' 7" it works great.
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