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post #1 of 7 Old 12-28-2008, 12:10 PM Thread Starter
 
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How can we lower a Honda cb 599

This is a great bike, but so few were sold in the US that I can't find anything ready made to lower it. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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post #2 of 7 Old 12-28-2008, 01:01 PM
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I lowered Gin's '04 599 by dropping the front forks in the top triple tree by 15mm, setting the rear shock on the lowest setting, and finally by having Spencer's Seat Mods shave 1.5" from the seat.

Here are the threads discussing it....

https://www.wristtwisters.com/forum/s...ead.php?t=8655

https://www.wristtwisters.com/forum/s...+Yellow+Hornet

https://www.wristtwisters.com/forum/s...+Yellow+Hornet

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+1 on the Spencer's seat mod, its only about $50-75 depending on what options you get.
Oh yeah, the guy is in FL. so it should be relatively fast and cheap shipping for you.

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Yea know I think I meet this couple today at lake Okeechobee and gave um the link for this forum .. the Lady was riding the 599 ... yea yea that was it..




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Don't forget to get the kickstand cut down a bit after you're done lowering it or it will fall over easily.

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Thanks for the advice guys

Yes, I was the lady at the Okeechobee locks. We have already lowered front end, but the seat was hideously painful so we had to put a little extra cushioning which took it back up. I sure do agree about the kickstand. It is practically upright on the kickstand as it is now. I'll check out Spencer's to see if they can completely redo seat. Taking off padding just adds another problem. I thought the Japanese were short ... so I wonder why they made this bike so high?

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