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hello all,

can anyone offer any advice on where one could get a lowering kit for my bike?


Im only 5.5 foot tall so need to do something. I managed to get my 1150 gs adv down to 81.5 using a hyperpro kit but they dont do anything for an older africa twin. Any tips on seats, fork springs, rear shocks or lowering links would be greatly appreciated :)) Thanks in advance !!
 

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Do you have the original forks and rear shock.

The forks can be moved up through the yokes to match any change in the rear shock ride height. If you still have the rear shock it will be well past it's service date. When you replace it you could get the shock set up with a shorter body. So long as the travel stays the same as a percentage both front and rear you should be fine. If you need more reduction in the front forks then bar risers will give a bit more clearance but the forks could do with shorter springs

If you reduce the front end make sure you put the frame guard at the front of the bash plate to prevent the mudguard catching under braking

Hope this helps, places to go will be Rugged Roads (Jonathan) and Nitron Racing for the rear shock

Don't fit progressive springs, too much initial dive and you lose suspension usage due to needing heavier oil that the valving was designed for
 

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Do you have the original forks and rear shock.

The forks can be moved up through the yokes to match any change in the rear shock ride height. If you still have the rear shock it will be well past it's service date. When you replace it you could get the shock set up with a shorter body. So long as the travel stays the same as a percentage both front and rear you should be fine. If you need more reduction in the front forks then bar risers will give a bit more clearance but the forks could do with shorter springs

If you reduce the front end make sure you put the frame guard at the front of the bash plate to prevent the mudguard catching under braking

Hope this helps, places to go will be Rugged Roads (Jonathan) and Nitron Racing for the rear shock

Don't fit progressive springs, too much initial dive and you lose suspension usage due to needing heavier oil that the valving was designed for
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Hey buddy, many thanks for the great advice, cheers Troy
 
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