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Offline ZShyster

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Is a 20mm lowering link set available?
« on: January 21, 2021, 01:14:56 PM »
I have owned both a Triumph Trophy SE 2013 and a Triumph Explorer (1200) XC before and lowered both 20mm using Lust lowering links.

I currently own a Triumph 2016 Tiger 800 XRT and would like to lower it 20mm, however, Lust only makes a 30mm and a 40mm lowering link kit.  I bought the 30mm kit and it is sitting on my desk.  I am concerned that it will lower the bike more than necessary.

I experienced  a problem with the Explorer when I lowered it 40mm.  The bike road fine but my toe would hit the ground in tight turns.  I do not want the same problem with the Tiger.

Any thoughts or advice?  Is a 20mm kit available from anyone else?  I am not a fan of adjustable links.

Thanks for any advice or recommendations.

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Re: Is a 20mm lowering link set available?
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2021, 07:09:47 PM »
Hi there, yes 20mm  lowering links are available. I have a tiger 800 and have lowered it with a set of these links.

I bought mine from ebay here in the uk and they were a great deal less than Lust links and seem to be of very similar quality. I have no idea of the maker though!



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Re: Is a 20mm lowering link set available?
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2021, 11:44:05 PM »
It's not a big job to swap linkages. Why not try the 30mm out and see if it is too much before buying another one?
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Re: Is a 20mm lowering link set available?
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2021, 12:30:18 AM »
Yes, theres a company called Free Spirit Parts - seemingly Italy based, but wont sell privately - only allowing me to submit a request to my local dealer, who I dont rate much at the best of times...

https://www.freespiritsparts.com/en/rear-suspension-lowering-kit-for-triumph-tiger-800-2015-03-18.html

They also do a 10mm which Im considering - they dont mention benefitting from the shorter XR sidestand on the 10mm, but they do for the 20mm.


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Re: Is a 20mm lowering link set available?
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2021, 12:42:42 AM »
Ragtop,

Thanks for the information.  They apparently have a dealer here in Chicago.  I will give them a call.

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Re: Is a 20mm lowering link set available?
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2021, 03:28:25 PM »
To keep the geometry right i believe you drop the front 1/3 of what you do the rear.

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Re: Is a 20mm lowering link set available?
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2021, 04:20:16 PM »
*Originally Posted by fac191 [+]
To keep the geometry right i believe you drop the front 1/3 of what you do the rear.

I prefer 2/3's. Works for me.
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Re: Is a 20mm lowering link set available?
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2021, 04:28:24 PM »
Thats good. If you have an xc the last thing you need is slower steering.

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Re: Is a 20mm lowering link set available?
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2021, 04:35:05 PM »
*Originally Posted by fac191 [+]
Thats good. If you have an xc the last thing you need is slower steering.

Dunno about XC's. The OP has an XR same as me.
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