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    Lowering Kit Success
    on: Jun 28, 2018, 01.21 am
    Jun 28, 2018, 01.21 am
     :046: I had the Triumph dealer install one of Soupie's lowering kits. It's awesome! Thank you to whoever suggested it!!! It works great and now I can deal with the bike in parking lots. Yea!

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    Re: Lowering Kit Success
    Reply #1 on: Jun 29, 2018, 12.53 am
    Jun 29, 2018, 12.53 am
    Cool! Any problems with putting the bike on the center stand now?

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    Re: Lowering Kit Success
    Reply #2 on: Jun 29, 2018, 01.06 am
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    I tried and couldn't. I didn't give it my all out best, but it seems reasonable to assume that the lowered geometry would make it higher effort.

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    Re: Lowering Kit Success
    Reply #3 on: Jun 29, 2018, 02.56 am
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    Remove the luggage and even with it lowered it will be a snap.  Also, put it in neutral, if it's in gear the first couple of inches the rear wheel is still on the ground and it won't want to roll back and up on the stand as easily.
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    Re: Lowering Kit Success
    Reply #4 on: Jun 29, 2018, 03.46 am
    Jun 29, 2018, 03.46 am
    I just changed the drag link bolt on my bike to do exactly that.....I posted my procedure in the 'how to' section.

    Going to install my lowering links tomorrow....

    P.S. Anyone know the torque specs for the pinch bolts on the fork yokes?

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    Re: Lowering Kit Success
    Reply #5 on: Jun 29, 2018, 04.13 am
    Jun 29, 2018, 04.13 am
    *Originally Posted by Lothar [+]
    Cool! Any problems with putting the bike on the center stand now?

    I used the Soupys kit a few months ago to lower mine.  If you look at the main stand at stock height you'll see that there is a bit of a lever as you push down with your foot that gives you added lift as you raise the bike.  If you lower it much at all that lever goes away and you're not longer getting much, if any, lift from the downward pressure of your foot.  Raising the Trophy onto the main stand isn't easy even at stock height.  Doing so with a lowered bike requires you to raise it using mostly your arm and back rather than your much stronger leg and the whole weight of your body on the lever portion of the main stand. 

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    Re: Lowering Kit Success
    Reply #6 on: Jun 29, 2018, 04.18 am
    Jun 29, 2018, 04.18 am
    Where do you grip the bike to lift it onto the center stand? I have my left on the handlebar, but haven't found a great place to lift and pull with my right hand.

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    Re: Lowering Kit Success
    Reply #7 on: Jun 29, 2018, 04.49 am
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    *Originally Posted by lenshead1 [+]
    Where do you grip the bike to lift it onto the center stand? I have my left on the handlebar, but haven't found a great place to lift and pull with my right hand.

    There is a hand hold on the left side below the seat, I grab it with my right hand.  It is pointed out in the owners manual but is not real obvious until it is pointed out.  It's also a bit lower on the bike than I would like.
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