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    Soupy's lowering kit questions
    on: April 26, 2022, 11:51:22 pm
    April 26, 2022, 11:51:22 pm
    I ordered a Soupy's lowering kit for my 2016 XR. (6 years and STILL get a thrill)

    I plan on lowering my XR 1" - 1 1/2" and I know the fork tubes need to be raised up in the yokes to keep in balance (hope I said that right!)

    My question is is there a formula for how much to raise the fork tubes??

    Appreciate any responses and if someone has done this please feel free to share your experiences.

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    Re: Soupy's lowering kit questions
    Reply #1 on: April 27, 2022, 12:42:35 am
    April 27, 2022, 12:42:35 am
    *Originally Posted by Ant [+]
    I ordered a Soupy's lowering kit for my 2016 XR. (6 years and STILL get a thrill)

    I plan on lowering my XR 1" - 1 1/2" and I know the fork tubes need to be raised up in the yokes to keep in balance (hope I said that right!)

    My question is is there a formula for how much to raise the fork tubes??

    Appreciate any responses and if someone has done this please feel free to share your experiences.

    The fork angle will determine the exact amount you pop the forks up through the tripple clamps....but in general "like for like" is a good place to start. Alternately you can measure/mark the height of your bike at either end prior to lowering and just lower it at each end to get the numbers you want. This is essentially what I did.

    I lowered mine a similar amount...25mm and did the same with the forks....no issues thus far. I don't think it's critical to get it spot on though, just whatever feels good for you.

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    When I die, I want to go peacefully in my sleep like my Grandfather....not screaming like the passengers in his car..!

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    Re: Soupy's lowering kit questions
    Reply #2 on: April 27, 2022, 12:48:53 am
    April 27, 2022, 12:48:53 am
    *Originally Posted by smithy [+]
    The fork angle will determine the exact amount you pop the forks up through the tripple clamps....but in general "like for like" is a good place to start. Alternately you can measure/mark the height of your bike at either end prior to lowering and just lower it at each end to get the numbers you want. This is essentially what I did.

    I lowered mine a similar amount...25mm and did the same with the forks....no issues thus far. I don't think it's critical to get it spot on though, just whatever feels good for you.

    Smithy.

    How did it feel as far as handling goes?

    Thanks for the response much appreciated :002:

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    Re: Soupy's lowering kit questions
    Reply #3 on: April 27, 2022, 06:48:01 am
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    How did it feel as far as handling goes?

    Thanks for the response much appreciated :002:

    Handling is unaffected. The factory lowered bikes are also unaffected. The ground clearance is a little less but unless you drag your knees around most corners, you won't notice much. Furthest mine leans over is on the side stand. :027:

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    Re: Soupy's lowering kit questions
    Reply #4 on: April 27, 2022, 07:17:20 am
    April 27, 2022, 07:17:20 am
    *Originally Posted by smithy [+]
    Handling is unaffected. The factory lowered bikes are also unaffected. The ground clearance is a little less but unless you drag your knees around most corners, you won't notice much. Furthest mine leans over is on the side stand. :027:

    Smithy.

    Thanks!

    My excited meter just went up so now I must resist my practical inner adult and look for more stuff to buy for my bike :046:
    Last Edit: April 27, 2022, 07:18:42 am by Ant

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    Re: Soupy's lowering kit questions
    Reply #5 on: April 27, 2022, 06:06:52 pm
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    You can only lift the forks about 30mm max with std bars anyway as they hit

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    Re: Soupy's lowering kit questions
    Reply #6 on: April 27, 2022, 06:14:54 pm
    April 27, 2022, 06:14:54 pm
    *Originally Posted by RyanGTXR [+]
    You can only lift the forks about 30mm max with std bars anyway as they hit

    Thanks!