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post #1 of 4 Old 11-01-2013, 06:53 PM Thread Starter
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Lowering an 09 DL650

I have lowered the back end of my DL650 about 3/4" but need to go more. What brand brackets will lower it the most and where do I find them? Is there a limit to how far one can raise the front forks. I am at 1" now.
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post #2 of 4 Old 11-01-2013, 07:01 PM
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1" is already a bit much for the front. 21mm is a better number except for ABS Wees with fork braces where 7-10mm is maximum. 1-1/8" or about 28mm is maximum for the rear. The problem I have with that is Vees and Wees have better aerodynamics with the front lowered more than the rear.

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post #3 of 4 Old 11-01-2013, 07:18 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks Pat. I was hoping you would reply. The bike handles fine now as is but I wanted to get it as low as possible. It may be time to concider other bikes that are lighter and lower as I get older.
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post #4 of 4 Old 11-11-2013, 07:08 PM
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Just a curious question, why would you like to lower your DL650?
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