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Offline BIKEAMA

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Re: lowering 2020 xr
« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2020, 01:48:47 AM »
The factory Low Suspension option was only $225 when I got my 2020. If you only have 1,000 miles bite the bullet and order a new one and see what you can get for your low mileage bike.  May be cheaper in the long run but still a bitter pill.

Offline Dart289

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Re: lowering 2020 xr
« Reply #11 on: July 09, 2020, 04:37:24 PM »
maybe i'm giving the wrong impression. i touch ok. for me alone i'm not worried about it. its the realization i want the best footing when having a passenger. hind sight is 20/20 but for 180ish and some wrench time i don't mind. i wont shy away from the work, any chance to get to know my bike better is a good thing. ( very hands on person )

that said BIKEAMA thank you for the input, i thought i saw the price (1,200$) and wrote it off once i sat on the bike.
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Offline CJ

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Re: lowering 2020 xr
« Reply #12 on: September 27, 2020, 06:35:18 PM »
Apologies if this has already been covered.
I ride a lowered 2020 plate first gen XR sport se. Ive heard from several sources that the gen 2 bike is narrower in the middle and hence the lowered gen 2  sits lower than the gen 1 bike and is therefore easier for those vertically challenged like myself.
However, I sat on a dry gen 2 lowred bike for the first time this week and couldnt tell any difference between it, and my bike.
Is there anyone on the forum that has a lowered gen 2 who previously owned a lowered gen one bike who has real experience who would like to comment?

Offline Dart289

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Re: lowering 2020 xr
« Reply #13 on: October 08, 2020, 06:36:48 PM »
i haven't sat on a lowered one, but i can confirm suspension sags quickly. i have alot more foot on the ground after a rough 1,400 miles on mine. rough roads and aggressive driving to clarify. i no longer feel a need to lower her.   
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