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post #1 of 15 Old 12-26-2013, 12:22 AM Thread Starter
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Lowered my 9'er...Finally.

OK so I've had the front of my 919 lowered for a while and ofcourse dealing with the harsh rear ride, geometry, yada yada as most expeienced riders know. Finally got my HyperPro Lowering block in the other day and installed it. Now everything is nice and balanced again, mind you I still have to reinstall my Racetech front springs and get the pre-load setup. Thought you'd enjoy a few pics. Lowered 30mm Rear and 35mm Front.

My home built adapter for my pipe bender...




My top end securing link so the shock doesn't come flying out of the press...

In action and new end fitted...




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Can't wait to get the fronts swapped back out this weekend and test it out...already rides so much better

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post #2 of 15 Old 12-26-2013, 02:55 AM
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So the kit consists in one piece that compress the spring more. Doesn't it change the rebound and lengh of travel parameters?

I'm interested, but i ride with pillion most of time, and this way i think i can reach bottom too early.

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post #3 of 15 Old 12-26-2013, 03:01 AM Thread Starter
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No this block replaces the lower bolt mount (The lower aluminum peice of the shock is 10mm shorter). Changes nothing as far as settings, preload, firmness or anything. Completely functions like stock, stock wheel travel too, only overall shock length is shortened by 10mm=30mm at the axle. But this one only works on the '02-'03 shocks that DON'T have rebound adjustability.

Then of course you should lower the front so your geometry is still correct. This is how I did mine as discussed in another thread with other mods to the front.

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Love the DIY tooling! Well done man.

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post #5 of 15 Old 12-26-2013, 01:22 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks HeliMech

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post #6 of 15 Old 12-27-2013, 06:53 AM
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No this block replaces the lower bolt mount (The lower aluminum peice of the shock is 10mm shorter). Changes nothing as far as settings, preload, firmness or anything. Completely functions like stock, stock wheel travel too, only overall shock length is shortened by 10mm=30mm at the axle. But this one only works on the '02-'03 shocks that DON'T have rebound adjustability.

Then of course you should lower the front so your geometry is still correct. This is how I did mine as discussed in another thread with other mods to the front.
Sounds great then. I'll see.

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post #7 of 15 Old 01-13-2014, 04:21 PM Thread Starter
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Just thought I'd add a couple better pictures of her after I've dialed her in. Swapped my 100kg fork springs back in with 15mm of preload and rear shock is set at notch 6...seems to be balanced quite well now-for of course stock suspension. Also took her out for a 75 mile ride today




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post #8 of 15 Old 01-13-2014, 04:38 PM
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post #9 of 15 Old 01-15-2014, 06:53 PM
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Fantastic That is what I was talking about. 10 mm on the shock lowers the Bike 30mm . Great.

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no this block replaces the lower bolt mount (The lower aluminum peice of the shock is 10mm shorter). Changes nothing as far as settings, preload, firmness or anything. Completely functions like stock, stock wheel travel too, only overall shock length is shortened by 10mm=30mm at the axle. But this one only works on the '02-'03 shocks that DON'T have rebound adjustability.
I don't see how this wouldn't affect the swing arm travel.. you're essentially reducing the length of the shock by 10mm, which brings the swing arm closer to the tail doesn't it? thus reducing travel?

know of an option for the 04+?
I've still got to dial in my suspension, but i'm literally holding my self up by a toe at times (5'5" tall).

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So this is about 1 13/16" Lower ? that would be fantastic ... gonna get one for this stubby leg guy.. 29" inseam.. Thanks for the Pics..

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Hang on, back that truck up. Your using XX clip ons?

Could you use the XX top fork clamp as well?

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Question...

Ok, I am completely new to the 919, so you all forgive my ignorance (I'll even confess that I haven't even bought the bike yet... I am heading out to get it in the morning.) I am 5'4", so I am expecting that this bike is going to be a bit tall for me. Lowering sounds like a must. With that said, Stealth919, I have a question: In the first picture, you show a welded (seemingly custom fabricated) shock mount. Is that required when using the Hyperpro Lowering Link (which I found thanks to your picture of the bag!)? I have lowered many cars, so I certainly understand how monotube shock/ spring/ strut assemblies work, but I haven't done much with motorcycles. Thanks for any clarification you might offer to the newb.

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As far as the top triple clamp not sure but I don't think it matches the center spindle for the frame stem.

As far as the welded steel pieces, those were all attachments I fabricated to convert my pipe bender into a shock compressor so I could remove the factory lower shock stem mount.

I have since swapped my stock fork springs back in and reduced my rear preload setting to #4 for a much better ride. I've lost enough weight that it was quite a firm ride with the 1kg Racetech springs.

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I've also finally shortened my side stand by 20mm so it sit right and not almost standing straight up anymore

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