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I'm thinking of purchasing an XJ 650, but I'm pretty short. Anyone know where I could find a lowering kit for it, or at least one that will work?

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I have the same bike. The shocks on the rear have adjustable preload which can lower the bike for you. Or you may even be able to find shorter shocks. Check this site for great info on these bikes. www.xjbikes.com

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