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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-11-2017, 01:22 PM Thread Starter
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Lowering the Versys 650 last question

OK 2015 650LT and using the Motowerks lowering kit. In the directions you must bend the plate holding adjuster. My question is: Does anyone that has done this mod see any issue with bending the plate back if and when the bike gets sold down the road and the new owner wants stock height back? I actually don't like the new location of the adjuster once the plate is bent. Anyone else tried anything other than bending the plate? Thanks.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-11-2017, 07:10 PM
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I didn't like the location either, so on my deal I used the bending plate to position the adjuster like the 2017 V650, same place but more horizontal. Works fine, just enough clearance with the shock spring.
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Not sure what exactly you are referring to. Would you be kind enought to take a picture so I can make sense of that. Didn't realize the adjuster was different on the 2017. thanks.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-12-2017, 01:36 AM
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O K captpfd,
on your 15V650, the adjuster points kinda down and forward. You want it more horizontal and perpendicular. Don't use the little 90 degree piece that comes with the kit. On my 15V650, it clears the shock spring and doesn't foul the rear line. I can't post a pic, my wife has the family camera.
Speedy makes some nice stuff, but I didn't follow instructions exactly. Same with lowering the front and the kickstand mod.
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OK 2015 650LT and using the Motowerks lowering kit. In the directions you must bend the plate holding adjuster. My question is: Does anyone that has done this mod see any issue with bending the plate back if and when the bike gets sold down the road and the new owner wants stock height back? I actually don't like the new location of the adjuster once the plate is bent. Anyone else tried anything other than bending the plate? Thanks.
I don't see a problem bending the plate back, after following Speedy instructions, I moved my assembly back a bit. As to the location, once I had the setting dialed in for my weight and riding preference the location became a non issue.
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