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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-Apr-2019, 04:01 PM (876) Thread Starter
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Lowered suspension questions

Im in the market for a 15 or 16 used GS but I need the lowered suspension. Unfortunately they are no real common. Tour Tek has lowered spring set but that still leaves the side stand and center stand that need to be chopped and welded for the new height. I have two questions for the forum:

1. For a 1 lowered suspension, how much do the side stand and center stand need to be shortened?
2. How much have you paid to have this done.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-Apr-2019, 04:28 PM (894)
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Im in the market for a 15 or 16 used GS but I need the lowered suspension. Unfortunately they are no real common. Tour Tek has lowered spring set but that still leaves the side stand and center stand that need to be chopped and welded for the new height. I have two questions for the forum:

1. For a 1 lowered suspension, how much do the side stand and center stand need to be shortened?
2. How much have you paid to have this done.

Thanks

Lee
I would show where you live on your profile Lee, may improve your chances of a lowered bike.

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I would also use the search function, as this has been discussed many times before.

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Get a piece of wood that is one inch thick. Place it next to a standard suspension GS and try to put the side stand down with the pad resting on the wood while the tires are on the normal surface. That will give ou a good idea of the effect of lowering the bike on the side stand.

I have a 30 inch inseam and ride a 2017 lowered GSA. Spousal Unit has a 34 inch inseam and rides a 2017 standard height GS. I can ride her bike but not comfortably unless I have the preload at the lowest position. Adjusting the preload on the suspension makes a big difference. On my GSA I can flat-foot the bike with the preload in the low position (1 helmet on the dash) but I ride with the suspension preload in the mid position and I am on the balls of my feet. When we are heavily loaded for camping I am in the high position (2 helmets and suitcase on dash) and I am on my toes on just one side. Since the bike has a duffle behind me and I cannot swing a leg over I must step through the seat. To be able to do this I must lower the preload and thus the bike to the lowest position when stopped and then raise it when I remount.

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2. How much have you paid to have this done.

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I asked my neighbor who is a mobile welder.... he said if you took them off and brought them in...$50

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Found a factory low 15. Problem solved. Thanks for the feedback.
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