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Offline Trumpet

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The windshield and the lowering kit
« on: September 10, 2013, 07:29:48 AM »
I am going back to the stock height and the stock windshield.

I tried running the LustRacing lowering kit for quite a while and it actually works pretty well. It is a conservative lowering so it does not degrade the handling as much as other bikes I have done it to. In fact, the change is not that noticeable unless you are very sensitive to the handling.

The stock shield gives a little more turbulence-cool air; its been hotter than a witches butt around here.

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Re: The windshield and the lowering kit
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2014, 11:29:46 PM »
You reported that you've removed the Lust kit but didn't say why. Would you mind sharing your reason?

I have three numbers that favor lowering my TTSE, 5'8", 29" inseam, 71 yrs.

Would appreciate your thoughts.

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Darby
« Last Edit: August 02, 2014, 03:39:14 PM by Darby Grey »
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Re: The windshield and the lowering kit
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2014, 11:54:06 PM »
Those are good numbers to justify low links Darby.

I can flat foot pretty good but being an old fart myself from the days when people sat IN the bike and not ON it, like these sports bike, I always attempt the Links.

In my view, the only way to get your maneuverabily back is to lower the front also. Now this is likely to mess up your front suspension in the front also. I say also because the lower links  change the angle of that rear swing arm and hamper, or should I say shortens the OEM travel distance of the shocks.

The  correct way to install links would be to compansate with some high quality Penske shock (or other competitors) and redo the front forks with Taxxion or other brand. Then comes the complicated gig to adjust pre-load, compression and dampening to your weight and riding style.

I thought about going into this venture with the FJR but, ah! too much money and I aint got the time.

Of all the bikes I ever lowered the Triumph Trophy was the only one that I ever liked but it did degrade the electronic suspension.

Now many folks lower their bike and are perfectly happy with the deed. I just gave you the long side of the story
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Re: The windshield and the lowering kit
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2014, 03:48:57 PM »
Thanks, Trumpet, but it was an easier decision when I'd only heard one side of the story.   :008: Now I'll have to give it more thought and maybe do as you did, try it to see how it works for me.
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Re: The windshield and the lowering kit
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2014, 06:14:34 PM »
This is strictly an opinion thing: I think the super light frame on the TT makes the bike too light at the front--now I have my flame suit on in case I stir some of the Triumph loyalist--so when I lowered the rear on the TT, it seemed to me the bike had a little more 'feel' on the steering and, of course, it sat more stable on the freeway at higher speeds
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Re: The windshield and the lowering kit
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