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Offline Sparkymick

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2020 Street Triple R ride height
on: November 13, 2020, 08:12:47 PM
Hello there, as you may have noticed l'm new here after passing over to the dark side from my Honda CB650R, which l must say is a good bike(its up for sale) and bought a 2020 Triple R. Due to the weather l've not used it much yet, behaving myself running it in ;-) one thing l feel a little concerned about is the ride height, yes l should have bought the Low version but there were no good deals like the one l got with the bike l bought.
Yes l cant get my feet flat on the ground and feel l might come unstuck and drop the bike sooner or later. Can anyone recommend the best methos of lowering it, rear shock link bar, remove some preload. What amount do these kits lower the bike? l only need about 20 mm lowering. Any help/suggestions would be appreciated..

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Re: 2020 Street Triple R ride height
Reply #1 on: November 13, 2020, 08:30:53 PM
What height are you? I’ve literally just picked up an RS.

I’m 5.5 and I can put balls of my feet down on the RS, or as I usually do for stops and stuff fully flat foot the LHS. I don’t need much more than this tbh…would you be the same.

The seat Height to feet down thing on the RS surprised me as I thought it would be way too tall…825 compared to my Ducati 1100evo’s 810 and honestly they feel about the same to sit on and about same weight for paddling backwards.

I think the seat sculpting on the RS is what’s helping it. That said if you’re toiling…and I might do this too…is pick up a 2nd seat on eBay (seen one for £60) and get it scooped or maybe go hardcore and strip it and race foam it. That would take a lot of height out it.
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Re: 2020 Street Triple R ride height
Reply #2 on: November 13, 2020, 09:18:54 PM
Thanks for getting back to me, l'm around 5'7" tall and can put both feet on the ground but not flat, not on tip toes either. Maybe l'm fretting too much and should just be carefull turing round on slopes and the like  :018: l've yet to set the rider sag, l'm only 9st 8 Ibs so bet its a bit too stiff on the standard suspension settings?

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Re: 2020 Street Triple R ride height
Reply #3 on: November 14, 2020, 08:19:15 AM
I think you’re worrying too much, my wife is 5’6 and rides my 765RS just fine and says it’s easy to manoeuvre. 

I wouldn’t go altering the shocks or chassis of the bike at this point, which will compromise the ride experience, just to be able to flat foot it.  Just accept that, at your height, that’s the best you’re gonna get.  Just like me at 6’3 - I can flat foot anything but my knees hurt after an hour on anything!  Bikes are made for Mr/Ms average.

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Re: 2020 Street Triple R ride height
Reply #4 on: November 14, 2020, 10:58:43 AM
I opted for the low ride height solution.  (5'8" but 29inch inside leg length)

Basically what matters is your inside leg measurement.  Even if you are short, provided you have long legs then the standard bike should be fine.  Indeed the seat height on the standard R seat is only 45mm higher than on the Low Ride height version, so really not a massive difference and is why Triumph have been able to produce a Low Ride Height version of the Street Triple R without compromising the handling.

When it comes to lowering your stock bike I think modifying the seat padding is probably the cheapest and best solution as it avoids any handling impact.

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Re: 2020 Street Triple R ride height
Reply #5 on: November 14, 2020, 11:00:13 AM
*Originally Posted by Sparkymick [+]
Thanks for getting back to me, l'm around 5'7" tall and can put both feet on the ground but not flat, not on tip toes either. Maybe l'm fretting too much and should just be carefull turing round on slopes and the like  :018: l've yet to set the rider sag, l'm only 9st 8 Ibs so bet its a bit too stiff on the standard suspension settings?

As a total short @rse (I'd struggle to claim 5' 6") I've ALWAYS had trouble reaching the ground on pretty much any bike I've ever owned ..... other than my Ariel Arrow - sorry guys, most of you won't know anything whatsoever about the name or the bike, like me - it's ancient!

Anyway, IMHO, for the most part, managing tall and heavy bikes is a matter of confidence, control and some technique.  If you DO need strength then you're in trouble and you're going to be looking for people to help you to pick it up.  I know this from considerable experience and a few salutary lessons.  I own a 1993 Tiger - you think you've got a challenge?  :008:

Try to think and plan ahead on things like parking and turning - it can't always be done but there are often ways to mitigate the need for turning or leaving the bike on adverse cambers.   Wherever you arrive, think first about how you'll be departing and try to park accordingly.

I would, personally, avoid altering the bike's geometry just to lower it - unless you have a suspension set-up specialist do it for you - BUT I would definitely recommend that you have the static sag set up for your weight.   You can do it yourself, there should be loads of information on the web (maybe on here, too) about it, but finding a good suspension 'tuner' should be an early port of call for you and should pay its reward in comfort, handling and peace of mind.

Good luck with it and please let us know how you get on.

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Re: 2020 Street Triple R ride height
Reply #6 on: November 14, 2020, 08:24:29 PM
Sound advice Adie, plan ahead, avoid slopes like the plague! Like you say there's worse folk than me in the inside leg department, being a brand new bike as l'm a bit cautious to say the least. Best plan so far when l get my Abba stand fitting kit is to set the rider sag, l feel it'll be a bit too hard front and rear for my weight  so maybe get away with lowering it 10mm each end without ruining the handling  :028: Keep up the good work guys, l'll update when l've done the adjustments and tried it out ...

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Re: 2020 Street Triple R ride height
Reply #7 on: November 20, 2020, 04:36:05 PM
Ibought the street triple r low model because the normal one was too high,
 im 29 inside leg,.  but strangely when i sat on the street triple S i could flat foot that one

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Re: 2020 Street Triple R ride height
Reply #8 on: November 20, 2020, 05:34:17 PM
You are right in thinking seats on the S models are a bit lower than the standard 765 models but they are still higher than the LRH model

After a scroll through Triumph specs the seat height is listed as follows..

800mm for 2017-19 765 S models.
Since 2020 S models are only available with 660 engines with the official seat height 810mm

The 2020 seats on the Standard R and RS models have a seat height of 825mm
On the 765 R Low model the seat height is 780mm
 

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Re: 2020 Street Triple R ride height
Reply #9 on: November 23, 2020, 07:35:03 PM
*Originally Posted by Sparkymick [+]
Hello there, Can anyone recommend the best methos of lowering it, rear shock link bar, remove some preload. What amount do these kits lower the bike? l only need about 20 mm lowering. Any help/suggestions would be appreciated..
I have the ST765R and I've fitted the lowering links from Lust Racing. They've lowered the seat height about 20mm and I've not noticed any handling change at all.
I'm almost flat footed now and feel much safer when stopping on cambered junctions etc.