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PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2016 5:04 am 
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The guy who rebuilt my DR mentioned something about there being an alternative mounting for the rear suspension which lowered the bike, but I can't see any possibility of doing this. I quite possibly misunderstood his advice, but if there is a way I'd like to know it.

With the spring at minimum compression the tail light is 36 inches high, and my inside leg is 32 inches -- so getting my leg above the horizontal is an ever increasing threat to what's left of my dignity.

Any advice would be most welcome.

Dr.Oss.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 3:44 pm 
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Move the bolt to the upper hole, drops the rear 1-1/2", then slip the forks up 'an inch or so'. This is a half a$$ed way and should only be a temporary trial following up later if you decide you want to stick with the 1-1/2" lowering.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 3:56 pm 
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Dr.Oss wrote:
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With the spring at minimum compression the tail light is 36 inches high, and my inside leg is 32 inches -- so getting my leg above the horizontal is an ever increasing threat to what's left of my dignity.

Any advice would be most welcome.

Dr.Oss.


At 32" I wouldn't even consider lowering ( I have a 32-33" inseam and with decent boots I can still stand on both my feet's balls). Do you have a problem keeping your balance standing still?

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 4:18 pm 
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Do you have a problem keeping your balance standing still?


Usually after 11-12 PM...

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 6:44 pm 
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Dr.Oss wrote:
my inside leg is 32 inches -- so getting my leg above the horizontal is an ever increasing threat to what's left of my dignity.

Any advice would be most welcome.

Dr.Oss.


If you're not having trouble once seated, to get on, just stand on the peg when you throw your leg over.

and if you still need to, the instructions to lower the shock is in the workshop manual. you'll need to remove the shock and reverse the bottom spring seat holder. Don't forget if you lower the rear you also need to lower the front.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2016 11:31 pm 
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Dr.Oss wrote:
With the spring at minimum compression the tail light is 36 inches high, and my inside leg is 32 inches -- so getting my leg above the horizontal is an ever increasing threat to what's left of my dignity.

Any advice would be most welcome.

Dr.Oss.


This sounds as if you may have some years on you. If you can't throw a leg over while standing on the ground, just step on the footpeg. With a 32" inseam, you should be able to get the balls of your feet down when the sag is set properly. If you need a little more, a lower seat should do the trick and you wouldn't lose any ground clearance or suspension travel.
My inseam is a measly 28" so I had to do the lowering. Done per the factory method, this drops the bike 1.7".

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