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I know I’m gonna get some grief for doing this, BUT...I personally lowered bikes. Been doing it to bikes for a while now and just prefer it. That being said, I got the Yamaha Bolt Lowering kit which includes everything to lower the front and the rear. Very quick and easy job for those interested in doing it.
I’ve ridden lots of different bikes with just the back lowered and only a handful with front and back. I will say like how this one rides lowered. It’s amazing how much just an inch can do with the center of gravity.
 

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Curious how you can even make it around a lazy right-hander now with it slammed so low. Heck, I didn't even know you could buy shocks shorter than 10.25"...

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Curious how you can even make it around a lazy right-hander now with it slammed so low. Heck, I didn't even know you could buy shocks shorter than 10.25"...

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Really...I didn't have any issues at all....but that could also be cause I'm so used to riding low bikes...yeah it gets close though. haha.
 

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To each their own I suppose, and if you like it then all the power to you. More concerned with how it handles bumps.
Honestly not bad at all. Sure...it was a little rough...but I definitely have ridden worse and better. I'm not trying to make this an off road bike, a race bike or anything so I don't go into this expecting a superior handling bike to begin with given its price point. More of a fun bike that I'm using for tinkering around and just going to and from work
I'm about 240 on a good day, set rear shocks to the middle adjustment for my initial ride, and it handled the RR tracks by my place just fine at 35...Those tracks have made other bikes I've ridden bottom out and scrape.
 

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Still no issues scraping the ground on turnseven with the MC Enterprises crash bar which gives me even less room for lean. Whew!! I imagine I will eventually though....it got really close on a roundabout.
 

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I don't see how, unless you drive like a granny! I scrape constantly and my bike is stock. I'm working on raising the suspension 2 inches so I can have some cornering clearance! Are you in Florida or Kansas or somewhere else without roads that have turns? :)

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I don't see how, unless you drive like a granny!
Ha ha. Well I must be a granny as well, because I have yet to scrape my way thru a corner, and I don't appear to be entering curves any slower than the others I ride with. Maybe I will make a conscious effort to scrape my pegs just in case I am missing out on some fun!
 

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I find the SCR950 scrapes so easily that I'm afraid to take it to Deal's Gap this spring, unless I do something to remedy the situation. I'm used to riding standard bikes with miles of cornering clearance. V65 Magna, V65 Sabre, CB750 Nighthawk, CX500, GL500, Ninja 500R, etc. And riding them like I stole 'em.

Also, the SCR bottoms pretty badly on speed humps with the stock shocks (when I hit the hump at 35, of course), and I'm concerned it can't hop a curb without scraping undercarriage.

Hrm.... I think we're planning on using our bikes for very different purposes. I'm rather a hooligan! :)

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I don't see how, unless you drive like a granny! I scrape constantly and my bike is stock. I'm working on raising the suspension 2 inches so I can have some cornering clearance! Are you in Florida or Kansas or somewhere else without roads that have

Hahaaa. Did I fail to mention I have training wheels on my bike???
It’s probably cause I’m so used to driving lowered bikes and it’s been engrained in me to not lean like crazy through turns. I used to scrap a lot years ago, but not so much these days.
 

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Ha ha. Well I must be a granny as well, because I have yet to scrape my way thru a corner, and I don't appear to be entering curves any slower than the others I ride with. Maybe I will make a conscious effort to scrape my pegs just in case I am missing out on some fun!
You COULD just remove half of your peg feelers with an angle grinder. That way you save yourself the anguish AND get the street cred :)
 

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I don't see how, unless you drive like a granny! I scrape constantly and my bike is stock. I'm working on raising the suspension 2 inches so I can have some cornering clearance! Are you in Florida or Kansas or somewhere else without roads that have

Hahaaa. Did I fail to mention I have training wheels on my bike???
It’s probably cause I’m so used to driving lowered bikes and it’s been engrained in me to not lean like crazy through turns. I used to scrap a lot years ago, but not so much these days.

Yup! Trying to take it easy on mine. Which wont be a problem for the next couple of months as its too cold to ride! lol lol
But when I do ride..... if I'm off the road... its because I screwed up!:grin2::grin2:
 

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Still haven't scraped anything...BUT I did hit the crash bar with my shin tonight when I was messing around with the bike!!! **** that hurt like a SOB.
 

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Let us not forget...........

what a Scrambler is, a street bike that was modded by the owner to suit their individual taste! There is not a standard rule to follow when doing so. Heck, check out some of my mods, I know they don't make sense to everyone, but they make sense to me. And that's really all that matters. I really like this thing right out of the crate, but I wanted to clean up the looks and hopefully gain some >:) power as well. Thanks to EVERYONE on this forum for ALL of your input. Keep on modding, however you do it! jevers
I know I’m gonna get some grief for doing this, BUT...I personally lowered bikes. Been doing it to bikes for a while now and just prefer it. That being said, I got the Yamaha Bolt Lowering kit which includes everything to lower the front and the rear. Very quick and easy job for those interested in doing it.
I’ve ridden lots of different bikes with just the back lowered and only a handful with front and back. I will say like how this one rides lowered. It’s amazing how much just an inch can do with the center of gravity.
 

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shock oil

did you change the front shock oil ???
i think it looks great !!! physically the lower center of gravity works no matter what. if you changed the shock oil i would like to know what weight you used and how did it change the bike.
 

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did you change the front shock oil ???
i think it looks great !!! physically the lower center of gravity works no matter what. if you changed the shock oil i would like to know what weight you used and how did it change the bike.

Sorry I haven’t been on for a while. Nope. Didn’t change shock oil. Just the springs that came in the Yamaha Bolt lowering kit.
 
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