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gl 1200ltd lowering

Postby hankvee » Thu Mar 10, 2016 4:49 pm

lowering a gl 1200ltd? how or suggestions

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Re: gl 1200ltd lowering

Postby Rednaxs60 » Thu Mar 10, 2016 5:01 pm

Iteresting, but why? Since there was no lowering kit from the OEM, doing it on your own would be a challenge. This bike is already challenged for road height and some forum members have mentioned that it is easy to scrape hard parts when rode aggressively. I found it to be that way even on a tight corner from a stop. If it is because of your height/inseam, adjusting the seat to suit would be a more practical way to go at first. Just some thoughts. Cheers
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Re: gl 1200ltd lowering

Postby twocams » Thu Mar 10, 2016 6:14 pm

Suggestion: let the air out of tires?

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Re: gl 1200ltd lowering

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Mar 11, 2016 2:26 pm

I wouldn't try to alter suspension geometry with lift links on this bike - there's not a lot of area to work with. My approach would probably be the same as I did with my wife's PC800:

- Custom cut down seat
- Shorter rear shocks
- Raise fork tubes in triple tree

The bike was lowered about 1", another inch gained from the seat cutdown.

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