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I've been lurking hereabouts for a while now to get enough info to help me make a decision. I am presently looking at a 2006 DL1000 at a dealer near here and I will probably be trading in my 2000 Venture. As a somewhat beat up old retired guy whose wife no longer rides, I wanted something more comfortable for longer trips than my old '94 Triumph Sprint (Pegs are too high) and the weight of the Venture has gotten to be a bit too much for me to deal with.

My question, which I'm fairly certain I've seen the answer to (But I'm a bit anal retentive), is this - how far can the front be dropped on the fork. From what I've read here, it looks like 3/4 of an inch is the safe limit before something "bumps". I think that with that done and a some lowering links to drop the rear a similar amount, I should be OK. As it stands now (No pun intended - honest!) I am on my toes and I really don't like that feeling at all.

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Andy
 

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why not buy a nice cruiser

why not buy a nice cruiser

the Wee Vee are not so special that you need be be less comfortable than is possible
 

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The pinch bolts on the triple clamps that grab the fork tube need to be loosened a bit so the tube can move in the clamps. Lowering 21mm is the safe limit to keep the dust seals from hitting the lower triple clamp. Tighten the pinch bolts to 16.5lb-ft if you want to use a torque wrench. Do one side at a time so the side you are not working on will hold the bike up.
 

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I did it on my 2012, it's a piece of cake. I also lowered the rear with links. I had my son standing by just in case I needed help holding something, but I had no problems at all...........td
 

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Thanks for the prompt replies. I appreciate the info.

Andy
 

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First: listen to greywolf

Second: very easy to do, especially if you have a center stand. I lowered the front on my Vee, I think 12mm, rear 5/8th, and it rides just fine. I also have a custom terry adcox seat lowered 1"
 

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In addition, the rubber bumpers under the seat can be removed, and the foam in the seat can be cut down. A 650 seat is made lower, and snaps right on. Many 650 riders with aftermarket seats have a stock seat gathering dust and perhaps for sale.
 

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In addition, the rubber bumpers under the seat can be removed, and the foam in the seat can be cut down. A 650 seat is made lower, and snaps right on. Many 650 riders with aftermarket seats have a stock seat gathering dust and perhaps for sale.
Thanks, but the one I'm looking at has a very nice Corbin. I've enjoyed the one on my Triumph and I'd hate to get rid of it.

Andy
 
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