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post #21 of 92 Old 07-05-2014, 01:38 PM
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The drop down shows DL1000 all years, nothing specific to the 2014? Anything I need to do to make sure I get the latest version? Thanks, TRM
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post #23 of 92 Old 08-18-2014, 04:30 PM
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2002 Vee Install - Interference with Heat Shield

Rick....As you mention, the older bikes have an interference with the heat shield and the brake clevis. Has anyone modified their heat shield with success? Any insights into what works, it relatively easy.

The heat shield is welded onto the pipe from what I can see, and I'm not into pulling the exhaust off the bike. Can the offending section of heat shield be cut out or banged/bent inward sufficiently to clear the clevis?

Anybody out there with experience/pics on this install.

I have a 38" inseam, big boots, tall seat is on the list anyway but moving the pegs down is certainly a good idea, for a bunch of reasons...like getting my knees off the engine guards....although sometimes I use that advantage in the twisties LOL).

I will probably go with an aftermarket shift lever anyway, so I can further open up the space for my Tech7's (size 16 guys!) to fit. I would really like to try out Rick's kit!
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As far as I know, the interference hasn't actually stopped anybody from installing the kit. They just add a little more bend to the shield to get it out of the way. I just feel obligated to point it out before someone buys the kit.

Sounds like you may be a good candidate for the shifter relocation kit I'm working on today.

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post #25 of 92 Old 08-20-2014, 02:36 AM
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Rick,

Just noticed the thread on the shift lever. I would be interested to see what you working on. As for the controls lowering, I am also investigating the option of replacing the pegs, e.g. the Buell Ulysses pegs drop 1" on the stock mounts, and Precision Engineering has some nice adventure pegs which accomplish lowering on the stock mounts.

In my case, I don't really need to shift the pegs and controls together (on the brake side yes, but shift side no). I think the most flexibility in fit for me is customizing the controls and pegs separately on both sides.

I think I can lower the brake lever down by modifying the linkage....but replacing the brake lever itself might be needed also (hmm...maybe there can be some improvement on the brake lever also for adventure use....it gets busted up too for a lot of folks). However the brake is a bit easier....you only got to get on top of it.

The shift lever.....yes, longer, more angles, and maybe direct connection to the engine to eliminate the linkages....all things of interest for me.

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forgot to add.....folding tips on the lever....
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post #27 of 92 Old 08-26-2014, 11:27 PM
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I had knee surgery in December 2013 and the recovery has been slow. Pretty uncomfortable riding my 2011 V-Strom. I remember reading about the peg lowering kits on this forum so I decided to investigate it further. Saturday morning I ordered a peg lowering kit from adventuretech and got an order shipment notification Saturday by noon. It arrived in the mail on Monday. Installed on my V-Strom after work on Tuesday.

Man what a difference. I had always thought this product was for really tall guys. I am only 5' 10" and it sure made a big difference for me. The best $55 I have spent. These things are a great value at twice the price. I don't see any negatives but there are a lot positive.

I highly recommend the product.

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one of the best things I've done

Installed peg lowering kit over the winter, have been riding with it since the snow melted and it is easliy one of the BEST things I've done to my bike. No more creaky knees!

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I just installed them on my 12 Wee and for once I can ride pain free. I have several back problems along with nerve issues and have tried tall seats with no help. Cant believe that those little brackets could make such a difference but they do. I'm 6'4 and can now ride the stock seat which for me works the best and dosent cause any problems for my back for hours at a time.
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post #30 of 92 Old 10-05-2014, 04:04 PM
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+2 for tall riders

I have a 38 inseam, the lowering kit works great to help in comfort. No issues found, solid as a rock. Add a new seat to get your bum up and back a little and tall riders will fit the bike better.

Install was no problem and it looks fine on the bike.

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