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    Lowering kit
    on: Oct 31, 2018, 07.44 pm
    Oct 31, 2018, 07.44 pm
    Hi,

    I'm new to the forum and indeed the Trophy SE.

    Finding the bike rather heavy I decided to make my own dog bone lowering kit.

    I made them 20mm longer and indeed it made a big difference to ride height, and stability while stopped,

    however when I tried to change the TES modes I got the yellow fault light. I replaced the stock dog bones and

    all okay again. Does anyone know the the best mm number to extend them by and not have electronic or steering issues.

    Philip, Republic 0f ireland.

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    Re: Lowering kit
    Reply #1 on: Oct 31, 2018, 09.01 pm
    Oct 31, 2018, 09.01 pm
    I remember seeing a guy on Youtube who fitted a 20mm lowering kit to the Trophy and the TES worked OK. Can't recall the guy's name but if you do a search I'm sure it will come up. There's no reason why it shouldn't work, the computer has no idea that the bike's been modified, the adjustments are pre-set, unless the new dog bones are binding? He did the work with the bike chocked up on the sidestand and the shock under load so maybe that's the trick?

    I'm over 6ft and it's a lump even for me to move around with both feet flat on the floor, can appreciate why some riders would need a lower seat, hope you get it sorted or someone can sort it for you.

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    Re: Lowering kit
    Reply #2 on: Oct 31, 2018, 11.29 pm
    Oct 31, 2018, 11.29 pm
    The Lust Racing links lower it by 20mm (.8") and they also have a  set now to lower it 25mm (1"), note that they list the Trophy Standard and Trophy SE links separately so may be different part numbers.  Be sure to order the right ones.  Mine was lowered 20mm and the front fork tubes were raised in the clamps by 12.5mm (from reading multiple posts on another forum about lowering the front too) and it handles well and is much more friendly to my 29" inseam.  I never get any suspension warning lights on my 2013 and it's been lowered since Jan. or Feb. 2014 at the latest.  Check out some U-tube videos for lowering the front to make sure that it's done right and everything stays in line.  Not difficult just a bit tedious to do and does require a digital caliper with some degree of accuracy.  Mine reads to .00015+/- .00005.
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    Re: Lowering kit
    Reply #3 on: Nov 01, 2018, 12.04 pm
    Nov 01, 2018, 12.04 pm
    Thank you for your reply's,

    I have the time and the machinery so I made my own to match the stock ones
    but I made them 20mm longer using stainless steel.

    The TES warning light only came on when I tried to adjust the settings (to two up).

    Perhaps the 20mm extenstion was too much and didn't allow the shock to do its thing
    resulting in the warning light.

    Why pay for these items when I can make them myself in my retirement.

    P.S. the 20mm dog bone extension lowered the bike by 35MM

    Philip.

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    Re: Lowering kit
    Reply #4 on: Nov 01, 2018, 12.30 pm
    Nov 01, 2018, 12.30 pm
    35mm may be too much.  I would guess there is a reason that Lust Racing only sells links to lower it by 25mm.  I looked back through some previous posts and the stock lowering links are 120mm c/c and best guess from a member measuring his while they were on the bike was 135mm -138mm c/c.  Lust Racing would probably give you the c/c dimensions of the 20 and the 25mm lowering links if you asked.  Then again there may be a member on here that has removed a set they are willing measure, or to part with for less than the price of new.
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    Re: Lowering kit
    Reply #5 on: Dec 17, 2018, 03.36 am
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    I believe my lowering link were from Soopy or snoopy there is a lot about lowering   I have had mine for over a year.  Mine is adjustable and well built.    Good luck

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    Re: Lowering kit
    Reply #6 on: Dec 17, 2018, 09.53 am
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    Come on Phillip, lets have some workshop photos! I'll you show you mine if you show me yours. I am also retired and have just made some spare rear suspension pins as I was on with some 2 stroke crank pins at the time.

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    Re: Lowering kit
    Reply #7 on: Dec 19, 2018, 05.11 pm
    Dec 19, 2018, 05.11 pm
    *Originally Posted by trophied [+]
    35mm may be too much.

    +1

    Shock bottoming out will result in the fault light. Lowering the reared bu that much requires lowering the front end too to maintain decent geometry.

    Steve