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    Quote Originally Posted by Watty2017 View Post
    Did you fit the lowering kit and do the side stand shortening yourself or did you get local dealer etc. Do it for you, just trying to figure out, if a big job or one I could do myself?
    Watty, i fitted the lowering dog bones myself, not difficult to do, as for the side stand i purchased a secondhand one from eBay, with the intention of bringing it to a local engineering firm to have them cut 15mm out and re-weld it, but when the stand arrived it had already been short-tend, which was a nice surprise and saved a few quid. If you do shorten your stand do your own measurements so your happy with the results, in other words don't use my guesstimate of 15mm as i'm a suck it and see type of person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by owle View Post
    Watty, i fitted the lowering dog bones myself, not difficult to do, as for the side stand i purchased a secondhand one from eBay, with the intention of bringing it to a local engineering firm to have them cut 15mm out and re-weld it, but when the stand arrived it had already been short-tend, which was a nice surprise and saved a few quid. If you do shorten your stand do your own measurements so your happy with the results, in other words don't use my guesstimate of 15mm as i'm a suck it and see type of person.

    Thanks for the advice.

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    My bike is lowered by 30mm with stock side stand. No problems yet, you just have to watch where you park.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Watty2017 View Post
    I have read elsewhere that with the lowered links on you need to replace the side stand, which seems a bit extreme, is that true? Cheers
    My side stand is just the standard one, not shortened, modified or changed, it still works fine. I would be a bit careful which way I parked on even ground I guess.

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    Great tip about the Side stand, hadn't thought about that one, and will certainly bear it in mind when I get my new links from Lust Racing. Will let you know what I do when I fit the new Dog bones.

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    An update on lowering my Tracer. Being 5,6" and having trouble getting a firm footing on uneven ground, I have just had the Lust Racing dog bones fitted at the same time as Maxton Front and back suspension. Bike is now some 20mm lower and once the Maxton guys finished with my bike set up it has been transformed. As well as a brilliant ride now with superb handling with the new suspension, the ride height is now spot on for my legs and no need to get a low seat. Only draw back is that when using side stand the bike is a lot more upright and you need to take a bit more careful of where and which way round you park the bike. I will mod the stand by cutting it down a little to resolve this when I get time.. For anyone interested in the Maxton kit, it is spot on and the guys at the workshop where brilliant and full of advise and help. Money extremely well spent.

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    i thought i'm the only one who wanted to lower my tracer's seat height.. and was surprised to find this site that i also have the same problem as some of u here...

    i'm only 5'4" and it's difficult when i'm caught in a traffic jam (that doesn't even move for an hour.. (yesterday was the first time i rode my bike on an uncontrolled environment since i had it 2 fridays ago... 3 days after i got it, i rode to a vacant area and i thought it's just that easy and riding it on other places will be just as fine)

    i have the seat lowered by the mc shop before my brother drove it home. i thought it's enough for me becoz i can tiptoe while on it. BUT to my surprise, it's very different when i'm already riding it in in the city and needed to stop. i almost felt like leaving my bike in the middle of the traffic....

    just a few questions for those who have put lowering kits on their bikes:

    is there any effect on the:

    aerodynamics?

    riding comfort regarding the body position (specifically the arms and the spine)?

    engine performance?

    ground clearance of the bike?

 

 

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