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 Post subject: XB lowering kit
PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:30 pm 
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Never seen these before, no idea if they're any good, but may be of interest to the vertically challenged.

https://japan.webike.net/products/22819408.html

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 Post subject: Re: XB lowering kit
PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:12 pm 
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Hey Mr 1203, if I fit that to my Scg it will be like riding a snake rather than a lizard lOl lOl

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 Post subject: Re: XB lowering kit
PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:00 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: XB lowering kit
PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:01 pm 
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Might be of use to some 12X owners

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 Post subject: Re: XB lowering kit
PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:31 pm 
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:yt: Been looking for a while for something like that for the Uly....


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 Post subject: Re: XB lowering kit
PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 3:52 pm 
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I've no idea how these affect the superb chassis that Erik designed, but I would proceed with caution. I'm basing this after my experience of fitting a lowering kit on a Fireblade for a short arse riding companion. It turned his previously fine handling bike into a machine that's reluctant to turn in (the forks were sorted too). His lowered bike now drags it's pegs when the pace picks up.

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 Post subject: Re: XB lowering kit
PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:03 pm 
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Adam wrote:
I've no idea how these affect the superb chassis that Erik designed, but I would proceed with caution. I'm basing this after my experience of fitting a lowering kit on a Fireblade for a short arse riding companion. It turned his previously fine handling bike into a machine that's reluctant to turn in (the forks were sorted too). His lowered bike now drags it's pegs when the pace picks up.

Hey Adam, you were supposed to say something like...

If you have trouble touching the floor, take the seat cover off and cut away at the sides of the seat, staple back on them carefully with a heat gun on the flappy bits of cover and it shrinks etc. Sides make a bigger impact than top. Did it for Mrs Adam etc.

Apologies if I got any of that wrong.

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 Post subject: Re: XB lowering kit
PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:22 pm 
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pash wrote:
Adam wrote:
I've no idea how these affect the superb chassis that Erik designed, but I would proceed with caution. I'm basing this after my experience of fitting a lowering kit on a Fireblade for a short arse riding companion. It turned his previously fine handling bike into a machine that's reluctant to turn in (the forks were sorted too). His lowered bike now drags it's pegs when the pace picks up.

Hey Adam, you were supposed to say something like...

If you have trouble touching the floor, take the seat cover off and cut away at the sides of the seat, staple back on them carefully with a heat gun on the flappy bits of cover and it shrinks etc. Sides make a bigger impact than top. Did it for Mrs Adam etc.

Apologies if I got any of that wrong.


Sorry Pash lOl You're quite right. I did this on her XB, and it worked a treat for her at 5'4'' :). A pan of boiling water over the seat after you've been mucking about with it, takes creases out of the cover and tightens it up a bit.

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 Post subject: Re: XB lowering kit
PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:03 pm 
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Adam wrote:
pash wrote:
Adam wrote:
I've no idea how these affect the superb chassis that Erik designed, but I would proceed with caution. I'm basing this after my experience of fitting a lowering kit on a Fireblade for a short arse riding companion. It turned his previously fine handling bike into a machine that's reluctant to turn in (the forks were sorted too). His lowered bike now drags it's pegs when the pace picks up.

Hey Adam, you were supposed to say something like...

If you have trouble touching the floor, take the seat cover off and cut away at the sides of the seat, staple back on them carefully with a heat gun on the flappy bits of cover and it shrinks etc. Sides make a bigger impact than top. Did it for Mrs Adam etc.

Apologies if I got any of that wrong.


Sorry Pash lOl You're quite right. I did this on her XB, and it worked a treat for her at 5'4'' :). A pan of boiling water over the seat after you've been mucking about with it, takes creases out of the cover and tightens it up a bit.

Didn't it scald her thighs?

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 Post subject: Re: XB lowering kit
PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 3:13 pm 
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