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For those who have lowered 650's, do you have a problem with the rear tire rubbing the inside of the fender on big bumps? Just how big of an issue is this?


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It shouldn't be an issue unless the rear is lowered more than 1-1/8".
 

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Depends on load, I think, GW. My bike is lowered, but not that far. With a +100lb passenger, I hit on big bumps, but not otherwise. In fact, I need to come back up a smidgen to alleviate that, kids want to ride again:) So I have to cut my seat rubbers.
 

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Middie,

Sorry to be indelicate, but how much do you weigh? How much other load is the bike carrying? Passenger? And, what preload setting do you have on your shock?

The "sag" is how much the bike lowers on its suspension with just the bike's weight and then with the rider's weight & other load. Properly set, it gives an equal chance of not topping out nor bottoming out. If changes are needed beyond the adjustment range (including spacer length in the front) then different springs are needed.

Here's how to do it. With some help from a friend it is easy, as long as you haven't lowered too much as GW describes.
Suspension Adjustment
 

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Middie,

Sorry to be indelicate, but how much do you weigh? How much other load is the bike carrying? Passenger? And, what preload setting do you have on your shock?

The "sag" is how much the bike lowers on its suspension with just the bike's weight and then with the rider's weight & other load. Properly set, it gives an equal chance of not topping out nor bottoming out. If changes are needed beyond the adjustment range (including spacer length in the front) then different springs are needed.

Here's how to do it. With some help from a friend it is easy, as long as you haven't lowered too much as GW describes.
Suspension Adjustment

No worries about being indelicate! It's part of the problem, I'm sure.. I'm about 240, which is already heavy enough.. Adding on the Trax boxes that are fully loaded and the stock spring settings, I'm not stunned it's bottoming out. I had to take it to the dealer to get the kickstand cut down a little (a whole different story there) and they adjusted the rebound dampener (or something). Rides better, now...
 

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Mine is lowered and I have had passengers on the back (with luggage) and never has it bottomed out.
How much is your's lowered? I lowered mine by 3/4inch, but I want to lower it a little more, and am thinking about getting the adjustable lowering links from soupy's, which I think someone said are set at 1 1/2inch, which is pretty much what I was aiming for.
 

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middie, is the suspension bottoming or is the tire hitting the fender? They're not necessarily the same thing.
 
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