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January 30th, 2008, 10:47 AM   #1
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Lowering Fs650e

Hello!

Is it possible to make my seat heightground at my fs650e lower?
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January 31st, 2008, 12:32 AM   #2
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RE: Lowering Fs650e

you can take material out of the seat. this is the cheapest and easiest. also some really soft material in the seat will keep the original shape!

the next one you can do yourself, you must drop both ends equally and that takes a lot of careful measuring.

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you can remove the preload from the caps
put softer springs in
raise the legs a long way through the yokes/TCs. (to get the handlebars further clear of the top of the forks you need bar risers but to then have very flat 'dragster' type bars)

on the rear
simply unwind the spring
put the softest spring in for your weight.

you can do all this. just keep using the measuring tape and checking your race sag (with you on it) as well as static sag.

put your weight up here and maybe we can help with the spring weights?

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January 31st, 2008, 04:50 AM   #3
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RE: Lowering Fs650e

The best way is to insert a collar that sits internally in the suspension parts and that restricts the extended length of the component. As a result you might need to cut down the length of the springs in order to avoid increasing the pre-load unnecessarily. Obviously, you need to make sure you don't restrict the movement so much that you haven't got enough travel any more, especially if you plan to ride dirt and jump it.

The collar can be made really easily using some aluminium or stainless sheet cut to the right length and then rolled - you can then experiment as you wish with the best length for you. As you shorten the front suspension there will be minor changes to the front end handling characteristics (like raising the forks in the triple clamps).

The other suggestions Taffy makes will all adversely affect handling if you're in any way demanding of the bike.

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RE: Lowering Fs650e

this was hard english for me. i will try to make it out. how much do you think i can lower it without making any "big" changes to the riding of the bike?
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RE: Lowering Fs650e

taffy my weight are 70kg
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RE: Lowering Fs650e

i'd say, do it.

it's reversable if you don't like it.

it cost you nowt to do it so now you can spend your money if it doesn't work!

if it does work, and you're happy - then it's reversable when you have finished!

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what do you think about the thing simon says?
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RE: Lowering Fs650e

if you purchase a used 'light' spring for the rear and fit it with zero preload you'll have lowered the bike.

you can raise the forks through the clamps by just over 1". removing preload will do no harm.

these will affect the bike only slightly if any. simon said "if you are demanding" this is true of any machine.

you must decide!

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February 2nd, 2008, 06:08 AM   #9
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RE: Lowering Fs650e

w/p makes all the parts to lower your bike 1 & 2 ". Im taking my ktm in today to get it lowered 1". My dealer has had the parts on order for a few weeks .My 07 fs650e fits me well, but my 450 exc is just too tall.I even bought the 20mm lower factory seat . I will get the pn# of what it takes . I have no clue if it will fit the berg but its a start .I do know that the parts came direct from w/p & not ktm.
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you have url to w/p?
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