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    MY2021 lowering?
    on: October 24, 2021, 02:54:24 pm
    October 24, 2021, 02:54:24 pm
    Hi guys, im a shortarse but I couldn’t get a factory lower bike. I have used the offset seat bobbins, also had the seat remodelled. How is the new bike factory lowered? I’m assuming a shorter shock spring? Is this an option to buy aftermarket or is anyone producing one I can buy? The soupys links don’t work for the new model. Tia for any help.

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    Re: MY2021 lowering?
    Reply #1 on: October 24, 2021, 03:19:42 pm
    October 24, 2021, 03:19:42 pm
    *Originally Posted by Tutty [+]
    Hi guys, im a shortarse but I couldn’t get a factory lower bike. I have used the offset seat bobbins, also had the seat remodelled. How is the new bike factory lowered? I’m assuming a shorter shock spring? Is this an option to buy aftermarket or is anyone producing one I can buy? The soupys links don’t work for the new model. Tia for any help.

    From what I can tell the factory lowered bikes just use a mix and match of stock S1000RR and XR suspension components, that are shorter and have shorter travel. Only realistic way for you to drop the bike if you don't wanna tear into it is drop the forks in the triples, and get a lowering link. You mentioned soupys wont fit the new model and I don't see any other models so no idea on that front.

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    Re: MY2021 lowering?
    Reply #2 on: October 24, 2021, 08:24:44 pm
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    *Originally Posted by Antares [+]
    From what I can tell the factory lowered bikes just use a mix and match of stock S1000RR and XR suspension components, that are shorter and have shorter travel. Only realistic way for you to drop the bike if you don't wanna tear into it is drop the forks in the triples, and get a lowering link. You mentioned soupys wont fit the new model and I don't see any other models so no idea on that front.

    As mentioned, Gen-2's don't have links so using Soupy's etc won't work. BMW use shorter forks and shock for the lowered versions. You could try a lower/shorter spring but I'm not sure the stock shock itself has the travel necessary.

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    Re: MY2021 lowering?
    Reply #3 on: October 24, 2021, 08:30:52 pm
    October 24, 2021, 08:30:52 pm
    *Originally Posted by smithy [+]
    As mentioned, Gen-2's don't have links so using Soupy's etc won't work. BMW use shorter forks and shock for the lowered versions. You could try a lower/shorter spring but I'm not sure the stock shock itself has the travel necessary.

    Smithy.

    Didn't realise Gen 2 was mounted directly.

    1 avenue that might be worth exploring then is going back to the dealer you bought your bike from and asking if they'd be willing to exchange your bike or get it lowered. Probably best luck with that whilst it has as little miles on it as possible. It's a free extra when ordering the bike so maybe they're willing to arrange something at a discount, short of that your only options are getting a pair of these

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    Re: MY2021 lowering?
    Reply #4 on: October 26, 2021, 12:51:08 pm
    October 26, 2021, 12:51:08 pm
    I just bought a used lowered Gen 2. There's a few around.
    The issue with lowering any bike isn't just what components are used to lower the bike. The sidestand ends up too long and the centre stand is hard to use.
    My experiences with lowering bikes over the years have led me to not bothering where possible.

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    Re: MY2021 lowering?
    Reply #5 on: October 26, 2021, 08:28:01 pm
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    *Originally Posted by Triumphboy [+]
    I just bought a used lowered Gen 2. There's a few around.
    The issue with lowering any bike isn't just what components are used to lower the bike. The sidestand ends up too long and the centre stand is hard to use.
    My experiences with lowering bikes over the years have led me to not bothering where possible.

    Factory lowered machines have appropriately lowered side stand and center stand to suit... so no issues there.

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    Re: MY2021 lowering?
    Reply #6 on: November 02, 2021, 06:39:14 am
    November 02, 2021, 06:39:14 am
    I have a factory lowered Gen 1,and the shorter suspension travel and lower height caused me issues when i took it on track.
    I would have preferred to use an after market lowering kit on a standard bike if id known,but seems not so simple on a Gen2?.