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Perfect Suspension Setting (for me at least)

After reading a bunch of threads I decided to add the rear lowering kit on the Versys. I also dropped the front forks. I did a small ride and decided to raise the front forks all the way to see how it felt.....and WOW. The ride was amazing. I felt like the steering response increased and that it fit me perfectly. I'm 5'9" and 160 pounds so it may not work for everyone... I went on a 275 mile ride today and even switched bikes with my 6 foot / 230 pound friend and he loved it too.

Anyways....just wanted to share my experience in case anyone was looking for ideas.

Went to Luckenbach today and I got tons of questions on the bike. Everyone likes the V

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You mean you dropped the triple clamps on the forks, then raised them back up to stock height?
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You mean you dropped the triple clamps on the forks, then raised them back up to stock height?
yes sir .....great ride. More good news....I bought a Triumph Tiger that I pick up tomorrow.

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Lowered rear with stock height front. Sounds like increased rake and that would translate to a lazier handling. Well to each his own.

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Lowered rear with stock height front. Sounds like increased rake and that would translate to a lazier handling. Well to each his own.
Proof was in the pudding for me. Give it a whirl if u have the lowering kit already installed. Raising the front takes all of 10 min. .

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Well, we got an easy name for that set-up:
We'll call it Choppastyle!

Interested in hearing what you think of the Tiger in comparison to your V.
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lower kit & 43 tooth spocket together

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Proof was in the pudding for me. Give it a whirl if u have the lowering kit already installed. Raising the front takes all of 10 min. .

Choppastyle
I have a lowering kit on the way, i'll give your way a try. I know it will slow the steering down somewhat but if it feels good that's all that matters. BTW i also have a 43 tooth rear spocket coming too, does anyone know if i'll have to remove any links after installing the smaller spocket. The speedy lowing kit should tighten up the chain so i thought that might offset it ?
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