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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-22-2012, 11:04 AM
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Hey R,
Wanted to tell you that the front lowering kit is nothing but changing out the spacers in the front forks, stock ones are made out of thin wall steel tube. Lowering kit units are Sch40 PVC tube cut to a specific length. If you lower the front let me know I can messure my spacers and you can just go to Lowes or Home Depot and buy a section of Sch40 PVC and cut the spacers to length your self saving a few bucks vs ordering the front lowering kit. The rear kit can be ordered from Scootworks, J&P Cycles or Dennis Kirk. Shoot me PM if you need the info.

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post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-22-2012, 11:19 AM
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I went 1 1/2" front and rear. Didn't have to do a thing to the kickstand and my bike handles so much better. Looking into progressive suspension springs for the front around the first of the year. Maybe there lowering rear shocks too. But for now what I have is good.

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I see how the rear kit works...how does the front kit bolt on and work?

How different is the handling?

Do you scrape pegs more often?
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post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-22-2012, 11:33 AM
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Front kit is nothing more than changing fork spacers. And I scraped the pegs before I lowered my bike. So by installing the control extensions helped when I then lowered it. Handling is much quicker. Brings me back to sport bike mode from time to time.
Gonna be changing fork oil in a week or 2 with a tad heavier oil like a 10w vs the stock 7/8w. Should firm up the front end some in both handling and brake dive.

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De-snorkeled,K&N AF, Dyno Jet JK
Blue Collar Bobbers 31" Drag bars and Risers, Avon Grips,Baron Tach
Goodrich Braided SS/Black Teflon front brake line, EBC HH Front brakes/EBC Rear shoes
ScootMods 4" Control Extensions
ScootWorks Front/Rear 1.5 Lowering Kit
Shaved Stock Seat (Self made)
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