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Offline TotnesSteve

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Re: Gen 2 XRT Lowering
« Reply #20 on: December 21, 2017, 12:08:42 PM »
*Originally Posted by silverfish [+]
http://www.metisse.de/tieferlegungen/tieferlegungen/tieferlegung-triumph-tiger-explorer-1200-xr-xrx-xrt.html
Fitted one of these kits with no adverse effects. I liked it because it took the linkage into account.

Hi Silverfish, can you explain what you mean by "took linkage into account"?

Thanks.
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Re: Gen 2 XRT Lowering
« Reply #21 on: December 21, 2017, 12:31:01 PM »
There is an aluminium part that comes in the kit to extend the tie rod on the rear suspension. Its pictured on there web page.
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Re: Gen 2 XRT Lowering
« Reply #22 on: December 24, 2017, 11:39:41 PM »
*Originally Posted by silverfish [+]
There is an aluminium part that comes in the kit to extend the tie rod on the rear suspension. Its pictured on there web page.

Ah, yes, I see. Thanks.

Lot of money at E118.

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Re: Gen 2 XRT Lowering
« Reply #23 on: December 25, 2017, 04:24:55 AM »
Worth every penny for me as it's transformed the bike and i have full confidence in it now.
"I refuse to tiptoe quietly through life only to arrive safely at death.
Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, cigar in one hand, favorite beverage in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming,

DAMN! What a Ride!"

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Re: Gen 2 XRT Lowering
« Reply #24 on: December 26, 2017, 09:32:36 AM »
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*Originally Posted by silverfish [+]
http://www.metisse.de/tieferlegungen/tieferlegungen/tieferlegung-triumph-tiger-explorer-1200-xr-xrx-xrt.html
Fitted one of these kits with no adverse effects. I liked it because it took the linkage into account.

Did you lower the front end also?

If so, did you do that yourself, or get help?

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Re: Gen 2 XRT Lowering
« Reply #25 on: December 26, 2017, 09:57:50 AM »
Lowered the front by 15mm. Did the whole job myself in about half an hour.
"I refuse to tiptoe quietly through life only to arrive safely at death.
Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, cigar in one hand, favorite beverage in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming,

DAMN! What a Ride!"

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Re: Gen 2 XRT Lowering
« Reply #26 on: December 26, 2017, 11:02:27 AM »
So effectively you've lowered the rear end almost as much as the XRX-Low. I guess you could always fit a Low seat as well if you needed a bit more reduction in height.

How did you lower the forks - just drop them in the yokes?

Since lowering can you still get your Tex on the mainstand?

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Re: Gen 2 XRT Lowering
« Reply #27 on: December 26, 2017, 11:18:22 AM »
Yup just dropped them through the yokes. Can still get it on the main stand but more difficult. Side stand also needs to be cut down and rewelded. If you buy the kit do not follow the instructions and cut off 50mm. Its way to much. I used a side stand off a gen 1 Explorer which has a very thick foot and i trimmed off 6mm from the foot. Leans over perfectly.
"I refuse to tiptoe quietly through life only to arrive safely at death.
Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, cigar in one hand, favorite beverage in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming,

DAMN! What a Ride!"

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Re: Gen 2 XRT Lowering
« Reply #28 on: December 26, 2017, 01:38:43 PM »
Your other option of course could be to use the sidestand off the XRX (or XCX) Low which would achieve the same but without cutting and welding.

Regards the mainstand - I fitted one off an XRt to my XRX-Low - to get it up onto it, I also made up a wedge of 4" x 2" which I roll the rear wheel onto before lifting the bike up onto the stand - works perfectly  :152:

Just working on cutting down another mainstand 35mm lower than standard to fit - with the fabrication company now - which should then obviate the need for the wedge.

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Re: Gen 2 XRT Lowering
« Reply #29 on: December 28, 2017, 06:16:24 PM »
*Originally Posted by silverfish [+]
Lowered the front by 15mm. Did the whole job myself in about half an hour.

Thanks Silverfish. That's encouraging.

(And thanks Hawkeye for tips.)

Why 15mm at front, when the rear has gone down 35mm?

Sorry to plague you with questions. I'm ignorant about bike geometry, and this info is very helpful to me.
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