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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-22-2019, 09:50 AM Thread Starter
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Lowering the SCR

Been thinking I might want to try lowering my SCR with the Yamaha Bolt lowering kit. Because I ride like an old fart, I'm not too worried about dragging my pegs or bottoming out. Has anyone, other than gallam03 tried this ?
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Been thinking I might want to try lowering my SCR with the Yamaha Bolt lowering kit. Because I ride like an old fart, I'm not too worried about dragging my pegs or bottoming out. Has anyone, other than gallam03 tried this ?
I'm with you 100% Lee. I want to do the same thing. I hope to see some responses.

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Been thinking I might want to try lowering my SCR with the Yamaha Bolt lowering kit. Because I ride like an old fart, I'm not too worried about dragging my pegs or bottoming out. Has anyone, other than gallam03 tried this ?
I'm youngish, but have no issues taking it easy in the corners and low bikes probably wont hurt my riding style, I don't need it lowered but would like some info as well.
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Well, gonna give it a shot. Ordered my kit ($219) and should have it by this coming weekend. Stay tuned, film at 11
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Well, gonna give it a shot. Ordered my kit ($219) and should have it by this coming weekend. Stay tuned, film at 11
I find it odd that there is such a huge price spread on eBay for what appears to be identical kits. Everyone has the same exact photo in their add.
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Yep! Quite a price spread! That's where I found my kit, good 'ol eBay. Same kit at revzilla is $551.99

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And so it begins....
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Thinking of lowering mine too. For looks really, although I am on tip-toe at the lights.
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Started the lowering process this morning, and I may stop here. Installed the rear shocks (easy to do, and a lift/stand of some sort is definitely needed), and took it off the lift for a "test fit". Had to put a 1x3 piece of wood under the rear tire to pull out my lift, which wasn't surprising (lift is 5" at lowest point). AND... WAIT FOR IT... I can now sit flat-footed on the seat . The bike doesn't appear to have a rearward rake to it, and am not sure if the handling will be impaired, but I'm gonna forego the front fork springs for now. As an aside, the all-black shocks do give the bike a different appearance, sort of a semi-European flare
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Started the lowering process this morning, and I may stop here. Installed the rear shocks (easy to do, and a lift/stand of some sort is definitely needed), and took it off the lift for a "test fit". Had to put a 1x3 piece of wood under the rear tire to pull out my lift, which wasn't surprising (lift is 5" at lowest point). AND... WAIT FOR IT... I can now sit flat-footed on the seat . The bike doesn't appear to have a rearward rake to it, and am not sure if the handling will be impaired, but I'm gonna forego the front fork springs for now. As an aside, the all-black shocks do give the bike a different appearance, sort of a semi-European flare
Don’t forget to check belt tension! Longer shocks slacken it off, so I imagine shorter ones may do the opposite......which you definitely don’t want.
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