Posted November 22, 2003 - 02:36 AM
Posted November 22, 2003 - 10:25 AM
for the front you have a steel spacer just under the fork cap. You must remove it and place it under the damper rod piston. This will require removal and disassembly of the front forks. This also will make your email@example.com kick stand pretty much unusable but Suzuki makes the shorter kick stand for the 650 that has this modification I am not sure if it comes with the bike when bought new. Hope this helps feel free to contact me any time.
Posted November 22, 2003 - 03:34 PM
Thanks for any help,
Posted November 23, 2003 - 11:22 AM
Probably a job for the Dealer or bike shop. The damper rod can be accessed by removing the bolt in the bottom of the fork. But first you will have to remove the cap and spring dump all the oil out. Removing the bolt at the bottom is complicated by the damper rod spinning inside the fork. A tool is needed to go into the top and engage the damper rod piston that has an internal hex that the tool will lock into
while you are removing the bolt at the bottom of the fork. Once this bolt is removed the damper rod can be pulled out and the spacer can be placed on the rod and slid up under the piston followed by a short topout spring then reassembled. Be sure to keep track of the copper sealing washer on the bottom bolt then torque the bottom bolt and fill with new fluid
with the fork fully collapsed and spring out. Use 15wt this will give you a little more static rebound. Fill to 5 inches from the top of the fork. Then extend the fork and install the spring and cap. This is the general process for the user or what the shop will do whichever you choose. As I said before now your kickstand will be too long so it will have to be either cut off and the plate rewlded to the bottom or get the factory shorter one. Hope this is clear enough for you......firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted November 23, 2003 - 04:11 PM
I'm not 100% sure I want to do this, I got the bike with some super suspension work, new springs, etc, and I don't want to undo the benefits. I might try just dropping the forks a little in the sliders, just to see how I like it before doing a whole dissasembly.
Posted November 24, 2003 - 04:25 AM
Posted November 26, 2003 - 10:43 AM
Posted November 28, 2003 - 04:32 AM
Does the shorty side stand fit pre 96 models?
Call a dealer and ask the parts dept. guys.
Posted November 28, 2003 - 02:29 PM
Posted December 02, 2003 - 05:52 AM
Just call the parts guys on the phone, maybe.
Posted December 02, 2003 - 01:16 PM
I went in, shelled out the $$$$$ and rode out as fast as I could. 100m down the road I notice a weird noise and it turns out they new rear tyre is chewing its way thru the chain guard. The mechanics have even offset the snails to try and disguise the problem. I took it back and they said it was OK, so I ended up going out to the wheel builder and paying more money to get the offset correct.
Very very poor...
Posted December 03, 2003 - 04:36 AM
Posted January 23, 2004 - 07:18 PM
Posted March 13, 2004 - 07:46 PM
Posted March 14, 2004 - 06:20 AM
By just sliding the clamps it doesn't really change the suspension,it's easy to do yourself,and can be changed back in minutes.
Lowering the rear is as simple as swapping out the shorter kickstand and dropping the rear shock one bolt hole.
That to you can do your self.These two changes only cost about $45.00 for the cost of the shortened stand. Adding a gel seat at about $130-$150 will lower it another 1 1/4" for a total of 3".
Most people can sit flat footed with the resulting seat height around 30".(as my wife,5'6",does on her XR100 with its 30" saddle).
Posted February 13, 2009 - 06:39 PM