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Post  19snooky63 on Sun Sep 06, 2015 2:25 am

I tried introducing myself could,nt figure it out,snooky in crystal river fl here,i,m a junkie started early 70.s on a 75 that was my gateway ,got an xl 185 early 80,s ,been jonesin ever since. bought an 07 650 today wow power to spare,i,m 5'9 160 so the bike does,nt squat when I sit on it,i would like an inch or an inch and a half or so, can that be done?
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Post  JRZ7285 on Sun Sep 06, 2015 4:55 am

Welcome to the forum Snooky cheers

try this link out for lowering kits! you will have to raise your forks up through your triple trees an inch or so to compensate for the rear-end being lowered? somebody might chime in who have done these mods and best way to go about it, but this will get you started!

http://performance-design.net/performance_design_suspension.htm
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Post  Mauser on Sun Sep 06, 2015 9:15 am

Great find JRZ7285 never seen these before...there again never looked lol....
Might email the guys and ask for some dealer discount and see if we can get a deal for people....welcome Snooky by the way... BRP smile

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thanx a bunch guys

Post  19snooky63 on Sun Sep 06, 2015 12:22 pm

I feel real fortunate to have this site and support from you xr lovers
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Post  Hendrik on Mon Sep 07, 2015 9:01 am

Maybe adjust the pre-load on the rear shock to get the right amount of sag? I would only lower it if really necessary as this bike has a pretty good stock suspension(don't shoot me Burp) if you don't thrash it too much, else change the oil and fit Eibach's. If you have to make it really soft to get it to the ideal height then maybe look at lowering kits.

Of course what I am getting at is the geometry of the bike with the stock suspension is really nice so lowering it would change that quite a bit hence the need to then adjust your fork height etc. as was mentioned above.
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thanx hendrick

Post  19snooky63 on Mon Sep 07, 2015 6:04 pm

from my reading so far that would entail loosening nuts on top of shock,wich makes the bike loose from what I,ve read.i,ll keep as is,and tip toe or lean,thanx again.
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lowering

Post  temporary kiwi on Fri Oct 23, 2015 9:17 am

i have ducks disease {5ft7") i got a spacer put inside the shock to limit how high it goes up, i also lowered the forks a 1/2" or so, any further and the top triple clamp isnt fully supported as the forks od reduces just below the triple clamp, makes it just acceptable for me, still sort of tip toeing, can cause embarassing fallovers on trail rides if i get stuck behind a crawler.

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Post  SkidMark on Fri Oct 23, 2015 5:02 pm

yep - doesn't sound like lowering the bike is what you want to do. the issue is that you are light rather than short so you need to get the shock setup for your weight. Go through the standard measurements of setting up your rear suspension (google it if you don't know how) so you have the preload set up right and then see what it feels like. If you can't get it set right with the shock as it is then you need to look at a different rated spring or getting the shock reshimmed/valved for your weight.
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