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Offline TotnesSteve

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Re: Lust Lowering Links, on Gen2 XrX
« Reply #20 on: April 28, 2018, 06:50:02 AM »
*Originally Posted by bo_bo100 [+]
Thank you Steve

bo

You're welcome.

As a matter of interest, how much of your foot can you get down? Do you ride with a pillion?

I ask because if you have been riding HDs, where you can flatfoot and still have knees bent, it might be that you just need to get used to the higher bike.

I don't want to get personal (!) but how tall are you and what's your inseam measurement? I'm 5"9" with a 30" inseam, and I could ride the stock bike OK without a pillion, but I got anxious with my wife on the back. That's why I lowered the bike.

I tried the Honda 1000cc bike (the newish one, the name escapes me) but I was on tiptoe at a standstill. The dealer told me that a number of test riders had dropped them.

This seems crazy to me. The biggest segment of the new bike market is old gits like me whose average height is 5'10". So lots of ADV bikes are ruled out.

Btw, have you seen this site?
http://cycle-ergo.com/

Steve.
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Re: Lust Lowering Links, on Gen2 XrX
« Reply #21 on: April 29, 2018, 03:24:52 AM »
the lust 40mm kit comes with an adjustable drop link, according to instructions, remove the stock one and replace it with the one in the kit .
i just done know what happens if you extend the arm , or shorten it

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Re: Lust Lowering Links, on Gen2 XrX
« Reply #22 on: April 30, 2018, 10:48:44 AM »
*Originally Posted by bo_bo100 [+]
the lust 40mm kit comes with an adjustable drop link, according to instructions, remove the stock one and replace it with the one in the kit .
i just done know what happens if you extend the arm , or shorten it

bo

Sorry, Bo, I didn't understand that.

The longer the dogbone link, the more the bike is lowered. The shorter it is, the more bike is jacked up.
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Re: Lust Lowering Links, on Gen2 XrX
« Reply #23 on: April 30, 2018, 04:44:02 PM »
 talking about how to adjust the sensor drop link,
the bike has TSAS and the kit comes with an adjustable sensor drop link. its a 1/4" rod threaded on both ends, L and Rh treads
the dog bones are already installed , and the forks were raised 15mm.

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Re: Lust Lowering Links, on Gen2 XrX
« Reply #24 on: May 01, 2018, 09:50:03 PM »
*Originally Posted by bo_bo100 [+]
talking about how to adjust the sensor drop link,
the bike has TSAS and the kit comes with an adjustable sensor drop link. its a 1/4" rod threaded on both ends, L and Rh treads
the dog bones are already installed , and the forks were raised 15mm.

bo

Ah, I see. Sorry.

I don't know what happens if you adjust this link.

If you find out, please let me know!
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Re: Lust Lowering Links, on Gen2 XrX
« Reply #25 on: May 14, 2018, 10:30:27 AM »
Just did the 20mm Lust racing links on my Xrx.  It now comes with the replacement rod for the TSAS in the rear.  Simple job to do.  Instructions recommend raising the forks 12mm or 15mm if traveling with heavy loads.  I raised mine 12mm and she handles fine.  I didn't actually measure the difference in the seat height from before to after.  It is definitely lower but i wouldn't have thought it was 20mm lower but it probably is, I can get a bit more of my feet flat on the ground now so a worthwhile exercise.

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Re: Lust Lowering Links, on Gen2 XrX
« Reply #26 on: May 15, 2018, 03:16:43 AM »
are you happy with the 20mm kit ?
how much longer are the dog bones ?

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Re: Lust Lowering Links, on Gen2 XrX
« Reply #27 on: May 15, 2018, 09:59:13 AM »
*Originally Posted by bo_bo100 [+]
are you happy with the 20mm kit ?
how much longer are the dog bones ?

Very happy with then so far.  Only had them on for a week and one reasonable ride through some twistys.  I didn't measure the difference in length of the dog bones but would say they were between 5 and 10mm shorter than the standard ones.

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Re: Lust Lowering Links, on Gen2 XrX
« Reply #28 on: May 15, 2018, 05:45:38 PM »
*Originally Posted by bo_bo100 [+]
talking about how to adjust the sensor drop link,
the bike has TSAS and the kit comes with an adjustable sensor drop link. its a 1/4" rod threaded on both ends, L and Rh treads
the dog bones are already installed , and the forks were raised 15mm.

bo
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I've just bought this replacement link and fitted it.

Because I had already bought and fitted the dogbones, I wasn't able to follow the instructions and fit the new drop link exactly to match the position of the old one. So I guessed how much higher the swing arm would be, and adjusted the link to that guess.

I've just been for a test ride and it seems a good guess. My feet are now, finally, almost flat at a standstill.

The front is a bit wandering, coming to a stop, so I'm going to look at lowering the forks another 4mm on top of the 8mm I have already done. But the wanderyness could be the front tyre which is quite scalloped. I'm getting new tyres tomorrow, so I will retest after they are scrubbed in.
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Re: Lust Lowering Links, on Gen2 XrX
« Reply #29 on: May 16, 2018, 01:03:09 AM »
*Originally Posted by bo_bo100 [+]
are you happy with the 20mm kit ?
how much longer are the dog bones ?
Ive got the 20mm lowering dog bones.
When placed flat against the standard ones the holes at either end are about half a hole longer/farther apart.
So not very much but a bit longer.

 


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