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post #1 of 6 Old 04-30-2009, 07:03 PM Thread Starter
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1.5 Lowers?

Anyone ever lowered their Strom 1.5 inches? I'm on my tippy-toes at stop signs, but unsure if I need the 1 or 1.5.

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post #2 of 6 Old 05-01-2009, 08:16 PM
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$20.00 links on Ebay

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I went down one inch but much more than that and you'll have to cut your kickstand and centerstand. One inch works OK and I'm 5-7 and can flat foot both sides.
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post #3 of 6 Old 05-01-2009, 08:29 PM
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I did this lowering first when i got the bike. And i wouldnt recommend it to anyone. The bike is a compeltely different machine because the front-to-back geometry is way off.

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post #4 of 6 Old 05-01-2009, 08:36 PM
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1.5 inches in the suspension alone runs the danger of bottoming it. Up to 3/4" in front and 1-1/4" seems to be doable. One problem is most riders seem to like a lower front better.

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post #5 of 6 Old 05-01-2009, 09:12 PM
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A lower seat or a different bike, are the most logical choices in my opinion.

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post #6 of 6 Old 05-02-2009, 03:36 PM
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I just recently lowered mine 3/4" in the rear with the KB links and 5/8" in the front. Surprised me how much lower it made the bike feel when stopping on uneven surfaces. I've found no negative effect and it doesn't make even a significant difference on getting it onto the center stand which I think the Strom is the easiest bike I have ever had to get onto one. I had resisted lowering the rear due to concern over hitting the SWM center stand on my Gap commute and I have taken a couple of rides over with no scrapes yet but........I do not push it anywhere near as far as when I was young and more foolish..and healed faster.

Anything over an inch lower in the rear would be pushing it too far in my opinion.

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