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Offline Robgosty

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Soupys lowering & side stand
« on: April 29, 2018, 01:47:26 AM »
Just got a Soupys lowering kit but question is how much can I lower bike and still retain a usable standard side stand, this is a question for people who have actually fitted one as it will save me a load of messing to find a happy medium.
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Re: Soupys lowering & side stand
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2018, 04:16:16 AM »
1" works perfectly. It leaves the bike at a perfect angle as it should have been when stock.

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Re: Soupys lowering & side stand
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2018, 04:52:50 PM »
I’d also PM Hobo of this site he’s run the Soupys set up for some time.

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Re: Soupys lowering & side stand
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2018, 05:47:53 PM »
I lowered mine 20mm using the Soupys kit and slipped the forks by the same amount to maintain the chassis attitude. I have a 30" inside leg and it makes all the difference. The side stand has not been changed and leans a comfortable amount, probably still more than a friend's Fireblade used to. To be honest, the lean as standard was sometimes alarmingly severe if the ground was not level so I am happier with the reduced lean angle.

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Re: Soupys lowering & side stand
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2018, 06:50:41 PM »
Dropped forks 20mm which drops height 25mm at front, then tweaked back to match, still got a lean angle for stand i am happy with, as Hobo says when standard, bike leans a hell of a lot with a bit of camber, looks quite a lot safer now, last but not least, never mind what wife/girlfriend says 1" can make a lot of differance  :305:

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Re: Soupys lowering & side stand
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2018, 06:57:58 PM »
*Originally Posted by Robgosty [+]
Dropped forks 20mm which drops height 25mm at front
Just wondering how you came up with that. Seems to me that based on the rake, if anything, the actual amount the bike is lowered would be less than the amount the forks were slid up in the clamps. What am I missing?

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Re: Soupys lowering & side stand
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2018, 07:04:26 PM »
That’s how it worked for me, hopefully I haven’t buggered up my measurements, hopefully someone will help out a bit here, other alternative is to return to standard and start again  :157:

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Re: Soupys lowering & side stand
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2018, 07:13:29 PM »
This wouldn't be too hard to calculate. The rake is 25.5 degrees so the amount the bike actually drops is slightly less than the amount you slid the tubes. I'm working right now but I'll calculate it for you a bit later. One way to picture this is think of the Captain America chopper  :001: With its forks damn near parallel to the ground (exaggerating) if Peter Fonda slid its forks up into its triple clamps 20 mm would the bike actually sit any closer to the ground?

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Re: Soupys lowering & side stand
« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2018, 07:48:57 PM »
Ok, a rough calculation. If you move the forks up 25 mm the bike is lowered 22.5 mm. If you move the forks up 20 mm the bike is lowered by 18 mm.

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Re: Soupys lowering & side stand
« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2018, 08:13:36 PM »
*Originally Posted by marcparnes [+]
Ok, a rough calculation. If you move the forks up 25 mm the bike is lowered 22.5 mm. If you move the forks up 20 mm the bike is lowered by 18 mm.
Marc

Much appreciated, may have to do a remeasure tomorrow  :138:

 


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