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Re: Lowering Suspension
« Reply #20 on: January 31, 2020, 06:02:31 AM »
The stock front fork drop is between 4-5 mm if you put the dogbones you mean to say drop it more by 10mm so thats 14-15mm in total from the top right?

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Re: Lowering Suspension
« Reply #21 on: January 31, 2020, 10:15:26 PM »
*Originally Posted by tipsies [+]
The stock front fork drop is between 4-5 mm if you put the dogbones you mean to say drop it more by 10mm so thats 14-15mm in total from the top right?

I recently purchased a '14 XC and the PO added lowering dogbones (pretty sure they are the 25 or 30mm kit) and choked up on the fork legs.   I'll have to measure but I'm sure there is about an inch of tube above the top triple.   Handles great and is stable as a rock up past 80mph  (about as fast as my old bones are willing to go).
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Re: Lowering Suspension
« Reply #22 on: February 24, 2020, 12:34:24 PM »
I've just ordered -30mm lowering dogbones to try and a question comes to my mind : do you leave the sag setting as stock or adjust it for the reduced suspension travel ? Should be 30% of 185mm (215-30) in my case on a '14 XC if I am right

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Re: Lowering Suspension
« Reply #23 on: February 25, 2020, 05:58:52 AM »
not sure if putting lowering links reduces suspension travel by any chance.. it does reduce GC and brings the wheel closer to the rear fender. although i have dialled in my preload to 3 rounds from fully in and it seems to be ok from the normal 4.5 rounds

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Re: Lowering Suspension
« Reply #24 on: February 25, 2020, 06:22:27 AM »
You are right it changes the leverage ratio and not the travel. Thanks

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Re: Lowering Suspension
« Reply #25 on: March 07, 2020, 09:38:36 PM »
So I did the mod, -30mm on the rear and dropped the front 10mm.

Just great, I'm much more confident and my side stand is still ok. Center stand is another story but ok if I put a piece of wood under the rear wheel.

I used these cheap linkages if you are interested

 https://www.bikefarmmv.com/epages/79512538.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/79512538/Products/%22HTLRTR%20Tiger%20800%20XC%22

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Re: Lowering Suspension
« Reply #26 on: March 08, 2020, 07:50:03 AM »
*Originally Posted by Remy [+]
So I did the mod, -30mm on the rear and dropped the front 10mm.

Just great, I'm much more confident and my side stand is still ok. Center stand is another story but ok if I put a piece of wood under the rear wheel.

I used these cheap linkages if you are interested

 https://www.bikefarmmv.com/epages/79512538.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/79512538/Products/%22HTLRTR%20Tiger%20800%20XC%22

Looking at their website, they do two types for the T8 they refer to as RAC or MOT, at a huge price difference, any idea of the mechanical difference in them?
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Re: Lowering Suspension
« Reply #27 on: March 08, 2020, 07:54:41 AM »
I think they are the same but you pay for the documents, RAC, as I ordered, comes alone, only with the bill.
As I understand MOT documents are needed in some countries.

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Re: Lowering Suspension
« Reply #28 on: March 08, 2020, 07:58:42 AM »
*Originally Posted by Remy [+]
I think they are the same but you pay for the documents, RAC, as I ordered, comes alone, only with the bill.
As I understand MOT documents are needed in some countries.

Ok thanks for the info'. An extra 69euro for the document.  :005:
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Re: Lowering Suspension
« Reply #29 on: March 08, 2020, 10:33:59 AM »
*Originally Posted by Remy [+]
As I understand MOT documents are needed in some countries.

Probably to satisfy the likes of Germany where (I believe Derchef1962 has previously mentioned similar) they are so strict that any item change from factory has to be inspected and authorised. They would have a field day with the average Brit bike changes . tyres, accessories, modifications . :005: :008:
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