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Lower Spring on 2008 STR
« on: May 20, 2019, 08:11:07 AM »
Morning

I would appreciate some advice.

I've got a Lust suspension lowering kit on my 09 Street Triple R. but I'm still struggling with the height of a bike as on my toes. I've seen a 'Hyperpro Progressive Purple Shock Lowering Spring' on Ebay (Item no. 1544905829).

Can use this as well as the lowering kit.  The forks/yolks have already been adjusted and suspension set up so it handles well at the moment.

Not sure if this will be a step too far and ruin the handling of the bike!!

Thanks

Rach




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Re: Lower Spring on 2008 STR
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2019, 08:30:22 PM »
Have you tried lowering it by backing off the preload? Dropping the back more than the front will certainly change the handling but whether it makes it "worse" depends on personal preference - some on the American forums swear that they handle "better" if the front is raised relative to the rear. YMMV
Dropping the front to match is certainly more likely to keep the handling similar to standard, but you can only drop it so far before the mudguard hits the radiator under heavy braking so go careful.

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Re: Lower Spring on 2008 STR
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2019, 08:25:41 AM »
Hi Tim, thanks for the reply. Yes tried adjusting the preload, but with the correct suspension the handling was so much better, i was reluctant to change it back again, but yes... that is the reasons it is now higher!

Thanks for the tip on braking and touching the radiator, will check that.

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Rach

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Re: Lower Spring on 2008 STR
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2019, 09:16:20 AM »
You could always contact Maxton and tell them your problem. They make their own shocks etc. and they should be able to make you a shorter rear shock to drop your bike to whatever you need. I think the 07-12 standard bikes were 290mm shocks and the 07-12 R versions were 295mm ... maybe something like 10mm shorter than standard might do...but speak to Richard at Maxton, he will know  :028:

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Re: Lower Spring on 2008 STR
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2019, 10:08:16 AM »
Thanks Tom, I will have a look at that.   Cheers Rach
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Re: Lower Spring on 2008 STR
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2019, 05:17:25 PM »
Hi, if you do decide to go with the Hyperpro lowering spring, give me a shout. I have one here that was on my bike when I bought it but I don't need it.

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Re: Lower Spring on 2008 STR
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2019, 08:25:15 PM »
Hey, that sounds good. I will message you  Thanks Rach
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