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There used to be ktm powerparts lowering kits. Now dont see anything listed for new models. Asked ktm Canberra about lowering it and the said they dont do it.
Moving to Canberra next week need someone local hopefully who can do this.
Anybody know who is the best. Looking for reversible lowering .
Pretty excited about having this done. Last time i lowered a bike was in the days of lowering links and that sucked. Sold the link about 2 weeks after i put it in. That shit was dangerous.
If you like jumps and flat landing dropoffs, get them to set it up for a lowered rider sag but keep as much of the total travel as possible. that extra inch or two of damping at the top of the stroke can save a lot of pain on a hard landing.

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If you like jumps and flat landing dropoffs, get them to set it up for a lowered rider sag but keep as much of the total travel as possible. that extra inch or two of damping at the top of the stroke can save a lot of pain on a hard landing.

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if you talk to the tuner about lowered sag and extra travel at the top of stroke helping out on jumps... have a think about it first
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if you talk to the tuner about lowered sag and extra travel at the top of stroke helping out on jumps... have a think about it first
Im just going a simple lowering using spacers . I am very aware that using sag to lower the bike is bad idea.
Balanced suspension front to rear is crutial.
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Im just going a simple lowering using spacers . I am very aware that using sag to lower the bike is bad idea.
Balanced suspension front to rear is crutial.
Was being diplomatic.
Once the frame comes down no matter how you do it the swing arm pivot comes down with it. That changes everything about the bike. But the reduced bump travel is the biggest killer if you ride hard.

Rider sag from topped out isn't relative once you've reduced the topped out height.

Of course if your riding is the exact opposite, i.e. rock crawling up steep hills, the last thing short legs need is a bike with 305 mm of travel at the front and 335 at the rear, then you can limit rebound quite significantly whilst lowering to make riding easier.
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I just ordered 2019 300 tpi and am having them put in ktm lowering kit. There are two to choose from 20mm and 50mm. Neither change geometry of bike but you do lose clearance. The kits come directly from the power parts department.


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I just ordered 2019 300 tpi and am having them put in ktm lowering kit. There are two to choose from 20mm and 50mm. Neither change geometry of bike but you do lose clearance. The kits come directly from the power parts department.


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Fitted a Terra X lowering kit to my daughters KTM 200 12 months ago. I think that gives you about 35mm.
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I just ordered 2019 300 tpi and am having them put in ktm lowering kit. There are two to choose from 20mm and 50mm. Neither change geometry of bike but you do lose clearance...
Nah.

It is not possible to lower a bike and keep both rake and trail at the original dimension when there's a divergence angle between fork and headset. Ask Pythagoras...

People will freaking believe anything. Sheesh. Any 1st year apprentice M/C mechanic can tell you about fork angle Vs rake angle Vs trail.

When lowering bikes, maintaining rake often changes trail. A reason lowered bikes get unstable. (and why choppers have raked-out front ends...to increase trail)

The cranking angle of the rear suspension on the chassis is the main issue IMO. The leverage effect on the chassis centre changes completely when the swingarm is initially acting in a totally different position.

Not to say a decent suspension tech cant get them close, but the chassis will never be the same.

In the case of the GOAT,RC4, the chassis guys lowered the top triple, seat and rear clip. they never touched the chassis for fear of destroying the geometry.
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