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  • Offline luxybob   ch

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    How difficult to undo lowering?
    on: October 26, 2021, 05:55:47 pm
    October 26, 2021, 05:55:47 pm
    So bike was totalled when hit from behind a few weeks ago. Looking at a 2018 S1000XR great price but it's lowered, am 6ft so not needed.

    Any ideas if poss and how difficult to undo a lowered bike?

    Cheers

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    Re: How difficult to undo lowering?
    Reply #1 on: October 26, 2021, 06:04:32 pm
    October 26, 2021, 06:04:32 pm
    *Originally Posted by luxybob [+]
    So bike was totalled when hit from behind a few weeks ago. Looking at a 2018 S1000XR great price but it's lowered, am 6ft so not needed.

    Any ideas if poss and how difficult to undo a lowered bike?

    Cheers

    There is another thread about the troubles of lowering a non factory lowered bike, it's the same story but in reverse.

    https://www.s1000xr.uk/index.php/topic,5797.msg50030/topicseen.html#new

    "am 6ft so not needed. " I'm 5'11 and I'm on the balls of my feet on the regular height XR, you can always get a HP high seat for the lowered version if it's make or break. I personally like the full height because of better ground clearance and longer suspension travel, but from what some claim, the lowered handles just fine too.

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    Re: How difficult to undo lowering?
    Reply #2 on: October 26, 2021, 08:31:05 pm
    October 26, 2021, 08:31:05 pm
    *Originally Posted by luxybob [+]
    So bike was totalled when hit from behind a few weeks ago. Looking at a 2018 S1000XR great price but it's lowered, am 6ft so not needed.

    Any ideas if poss and how difficult to undo a lowered bike?
    Cheers

    Forks and shock are different on the factory lowered machines....not a cheap job to revert I would imagine....or, you might be able to find someone with a standard height machine who wants/needs a lowered version....and swap the suspension out.

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    Re: How difficult to undo lowering?
    Reply #3 on: October 26, 2021, 08:43:02 pm
    October 26, 2021, 08:43:02 pm
    *Originally Posted by smithy [+]
    Forks and shock are different on the factory lowered machines....not a cheap job to revert I would imagine....or, you might be able to find someone with a standard height machine who wants/needs a lowered version....and swap the suspension out.

    Smithy.

    You could definitely do a trade, although I'm not entirely 100% sure if the numbers are the same in the ECU for the lowered version, I can't imagine there being big differences but maybe electronics are tuned a bit differently to account for a fair bit lower CoG and less travel.

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    Re: How difficult to undo lowering?
    Reply #4 on: October 26, 2021, 09:08:48 pm
    October 26, 2021, 09:08:48 pm
     Smithy is correct. Had a freind that bought a 2021 Lowered GSA and then, decided he wanted a Regular height bike. The BMW Dealer wanted almost $4,300 to convert his Low GSA to a Regular height.

     I would pass on a lowered XR.

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    Re: How difficult to undo lowering?
    Reply #5 on: October 26, 2021, 09:52:18 pm
    October 26, 2021, 09:52:18 pm
    *Originally Posted by luxybob [+]
    So bike was totalled when hit from behind a few weeks ago. Looking at a 2018 S1000XR great price but it's lowered, am 6ft so not needed.

    Any ideas if poss and how difficult to undo a lowered bike?

    Cheers

    First question - is it factory low, or aftermarket (owner) lowered?

    If factory low then std height forks and rear shock required then plug in and reset height sensor.
    If aftermarket lowered, just std dog bones and drop forks back down yokes.

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    Re: How difficult to undo lowering?
    Reply #6 on: October 27, 2021, 12:10:44 am
    October 27, 2021, 12:10:44 am
    *Originally Posted by RyanGTXR [+]
    First question - is it factory low, or aftermarket (owner) lowered?

    If factory low then std height forks and rear shock required then plug in and reset height sensor.
    If aftermarket lowered, just std dog bones and drop forks back down yokes.

    Methinks it is factory lowered....but he'll tell us for sure I suspect.

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    Re: How difficult to undo lowering?
    Reply #7 on: December 21, 2021, 02:27:37 pm
    December 21, 2021, 02:27:37 pm
    *Originally Posted by Antares [+]
    There is another thread about the troubles of lowering a non factory lowered bike, it's the same story but in reverse.

    https://www.s1000xr.uk/index.php/topic,5797.msg50030/topicseen.html#new

    "am 6ft so not needed. " I'm 5'11 and I'm on the balls of my feet on the regular height XR, you can always get a HP high seat for the lowered version if it's make or break. I personally like the full height because of better ground clearance and longer suspension travel, but from what some claim, the lowered handles just fine too.

    Not that bad of a job, I bought an '18 that was factory low.  I put a Soupy's lowering link, opened it up to stock, slide the fork tubes to top line.  Should recalibrate your suspension after with a gs911 or similar.
    The loss of travel on factory low is substantial,  nearly 2"  in rear and over 1" in front.  Mine rode much better after I raised it.   (210 lbs and 6')

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    Re: How difficult to undo lowering?
    Reply #8 on: December 21, 2021, 05:26:29 pm
    December 21, 2021, 05:26:29 pm
    *Originally Posted by RyanGTXR [+]
    First question - is it factory low, or aftermarket (owner) lowered?


    If aftermarket lowered, just std dog bones and drop forks back down yokes.
    Exactly what I was thinking.  If aftermarket lowered, it would be easy to undo.
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    Re: How difficult to undo lowering?
    Reply #9 on: January 26, 2022, 01:23:55 pm
    January 26, 2022, 01:23:55 pm
    Mines is after market lowered (soupy links) BUT I had the sensor 'reset' to reflect.
    So - if you are raising an aftermarket lowered, 'someone' needs to check the sensor IMHO.

     



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