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    Being vertically challenged myself I was pleased to come across this on ebay. Its Item number 330158595520 and is a lowering kit for the Twin. It claims to be able to make the bike 30mm-50mm lower read on -[330158595520][/EBAY]

    Seat too high, can't touch the floor? Then we have the answer to your problems in our range of Alpha Technik Height Reducers. Designed to lower the ride height of your machine, these reducers work by either replacing the standard spring on your OEM shock absorber or by replacing the lower linkage. Which one of the two methods are employed depends on your model of machine. These kits will reduce the ride height by up to 50mm. Having the correct machine height will dramatically enhance your safety and comfort and produce a better handling machine. Don't be punished for what God gave you, ride the bike you've always dreamt of by fitting a height reducer. All the kits come with full Fitting instructions, and a TUV Certificate which is equivalent to an Engineers report, these kits are tested to a very high standard. although we Strongly advise that these kits are fitted by a qualified Mechanic. Some welding is sometimes involved as the side stand needs cutting and re-welding. The Honda XRV750 Africa Twin kit will suit any model with a chassis/Vin prefix beggining with VTMRD04. This kit main components are replacement Tie Bars. Please note that due to popularity of these products sometimes stocks can run low, and they may take up to 10 days to get to you, although we will do our upmost to provide next day delivery.

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    Re: Lowering the Africa Twin

    are you going to get one then i have completely the opposite problem to you and need to go higher
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    Re: Lowering the Africa Twin

    I bought an AT this autumn. It was fitted with an saddle that was 2-3 cm lower than the original.
    I am 1,70cm and have no problem riding the bike.
    Can ride it with standard saddle also but prefer the lowered.
    You dont need to stand with the whole foot on the ground.


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    Re: Lowering the Africa Twin

    mmm, just dropping the back end will play havoc with the handling - the head angle will be slackened and will result in some very wayward steering - don't believe me? - just try dropping your bars right back in the clamps, go for a ride then put them back and go for another - you wont have to work hard to spot the difference and thats not going to make anywhere near the difference that mucking withe the head angle will do...............

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    Re: Lowering the Africa Twin

    I bought my AT with a lowering kit already fitted. It does the job and gets my feet on the ground. I agree with Stanbloke in that just lowering the rear will muck up the handling but this can be corrected on the AT by dropping the forks through the yokes by up to 20mm. I have played with min a bit since I bought it and now have the rear shock pre load adjuster screw on the highest setting and the forks are now only dropped through the yokes by 10mm. Having got used to the bike now, I think I would be OK replacing the standard linkage and slackening the preload adjuster to a lower setting to get the ride height correct.
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    Re: Lowering the Africa Twin

    any chance somebody who as a lowering kit can post some drawing or photos of one i dont fancy paying the stupid price they ask when i can make one if i know what there like
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    Re: Lowering the Africa Twin

    The easy way is, (if you think the AT is to high)to buy a CB750. It´s low from the start.

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    Re: Lowering the Africa Twin

    I lowered my front end on my AT. I slid the forks up 5/8th in. I also run the rear spring a little soft.
    The bike sits perfectly level with nobody on it.
    It handles wonderful on the twisties!!! I can embarass "sport bikes" with this set-up!!! Also it is easier to put a foot down at a stop.
    I am 5' 11".
    No "head shake" at speed also.
    Yoou may try this before going to all the trouble of a lowering kit.

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    Re: Lowering the Africa Twin

    Quote Originally Posted by mick View Post
    any chance somebody who as a lowering kit can post some drawing or photos of one i dont fancy paying the stupid price they ask when i can make one if i know what there like
    As I said earlier mine is on the bike but I do have the original piece of linkage it replaced. I could measure that up and then measure the difference of the one on the bike and let you know.
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    Re: Lowering the Africa Twin

    Very helpfull Nike 68 "NOT"

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