Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: West Massachusetts
Posted this on the Modification forum, then found this thread, so, re-posting for you, here.
" Hi Folks,
I recently went from a '12 650 to a '14 1000. Seems the added half inch or so in seat height and the added 40 lbs or so in weight ( + about 40 for crashbars, skid plate and Trax luggage ) has made more of a difference in my comfort level with the height than I thought. I'm a 30" inseam. I learned to live with the 35" seat height of a KLR and the 33" height of the Strom 650, but this is giving me more of a hard time. So I bought Adventure Tech 1" lowering plates and the dealer is putting those on in a few days.
My question: I assume I must lower the front end also. Is this possible? And how much should the front end be lowered if lowering the rear end 1"? As always, to my compatriots on two wheels, thank you.
Ride safe all.
PS: also going to a 16T front sproket in hopes of improving very low speed maneuvering. "
Any input greatly appreciated. Had your fork brace on my '12 650 - great workmanship!
'14 VStrom 1000
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