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    Member mrx916123's Avatar
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    I am a new rider who loves the tw, and I need some help! I am short and need to lower the bike as much possible without messing with the seat. Help!

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    There are a number of threads on lowering.

    A few ideas are:

    Drilling a new mount hole on the swing-arm to move the bottom of the shock further back.

    Changing the pre-load on the stock shock by moving the spring retaining clip (undocumented mod not found in the service manuals).

    Buying/installing a different shock (shorter or lighter spring).

    And finally, adjusting the front triple-trees lower on the fork tubes to match the drop in the rear.

    Just remember that you will be reducing your available suspension travel.

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    Just lean to one side when stopped, or tip toes is ok.

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    Out wandering around
    Here is another thread on the same topic

    My wife's bike has been lowered.

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    3 years later he comes back to say thanks?

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    Aha yeah...I noticed that too...better late than never PSC

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    He/She has been busy.
    Diane has grown into hers. I originally dropped the front a bit, more of a placebo than anything I think. After a while, we agreed to raise it back up.
    When I suggest she's one day going to be ready for a taller, different bike, I almost know what it's like to get between a bear and her cub...
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    Quote Originally Posted by PalmStateCrawler View Post
    3 years later he comes back to say thanks?
    the prodigal biker.... greet him with open arms, for he has returned.

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    Actually, there are many reasons for the lack of response in giving thanks, and a lack of gratitude is not one. Proverbs 18:13 To answer before listening--that is folly and shame.

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