Installing Lowering Kits
Today, I installed the lowering kit, lowered the front end, and lowered the foot pegs; all on a 2009 Versus. Everything worked great. I have a couple of suggestions that would have helped me:
1. To stabilize and raise the bike, tie each side of the handle bar about six feet out to a work bench, and block the front wheel so it will not roll. Remove the bottom cowling. Then place a wood block under the motor and jack up on the block until the rear wheel just clears the ground. Leave the block under the motor for both the lowering kit, and for lowering the front end.
2. When lowering the front end, loosen the top bolt and the second bolt completely, then very slowly loosen the third (bottom) bolt. If you loosen it too fast, too soon, the fork will rapidly move up and past the smooth area. However, with the motor blocked up, one can pull the fork back down with a bit of effort.
3. When installing the lowering kit stainless bolt (tying the block to the swinging arm), it's a bit easier to just lower the bike slowly until the lowering block is against the swinging arm - instead of lifting the swinging arm. This is very useful if you're doing the job without a second person.
I'm very pleased with the kit, the service - and the Christmas card and wrapping. Good Luck with your business.