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Offline Dobby

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Soupys lowing kit
« on: May 28, 2018, 09:06:23 PM »
Hi guys this a question for anyone who has fitted the soupys lowering kit 1st of all is it easy enough to do yourself any hints or tips and also what if any thread lock needs to be used

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Re: Soupys lowing kit
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2018, 09:12:03 PM »
Have a read here for some info while you wait for some advice

https://www.s1000xr.uk/index.php/topic,2084.msg18837.html#msg18837
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Re: Soupys lowing kit
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2018, 08:51:01 AM »
Not hard at all to do, remember to measure ride height front and rear with bike unladen and uptight before starting (lost mine🙄) and remember when dropping forks the amount you raise them is less than the amount bike is lowered because of rake angle, some kind soul worked mine out for me 20mm raised equals about 18mm lowered, you can also use method in link spirit level and straight edge front to rear plus 72mm at rear, took me about 45min to  do mine, pry bar under rear tyre helps when fitting link to rear as wheel needs lifting a bit to line things up 👍🏼

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Re: Soupys lowing kit
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2018, 07:13:47 PM »
*Originally Posted by Robgosty [+]
Not hard at all to do, remember to measure ride height front and rear with bike unladen and uptight before starting (lost mine🙄) and remember when dropping forks the amount you raise them is less than the amount bike is lowered because of rake angle, some kind soul worked mine out for me 20mm raised equals about 18mm lowered, you can also use method in link spirit level and straight edge front to rear plus 72mm at rear, took me about 45min to  do mine, pry bar under rear tyre helps when fitting link to rear as wheel needs lifting a bit to line things up 👍🏼

Thanks the advice just another question was it hard to get the torx bolt out what size bit did you use cheers
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Re: Soupys lowing kit
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2018, 07:33:05 PM »
Not too hard, 55mm torx is the one you want  :152:

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Re: Soupys lowing kit
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2018, 07:37:28 PM »
*Originally Posted by Robgosty [+]
Not too hard, 55mm torx is the one you want  :152:

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Re: Soupys lowing kit
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2018, 08:12:51 PM »
No prob, black marks are felt tip pen to measure turns in/out  :028:
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Re: Soupys lowing kit
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2018, 08:21:25 PM »
Thanks for that just a bit nervous about rounding the torx bolt did you use a impact driver or just a rench ?
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Re: Soupys lowing kit
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2018, 08:37:13 PM »
Socket and strongarm

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Re: Soupys lowing kit
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2018, 08:43:01 PM »
*Originally Posted by Robgosty [+]
Socket and strongarm


Thanks for your help  :028: :028:
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