Question about 1983 Yamaha XJ 650
Just got a 83 XJ 650 and want to lower the bike. I can lower the front easy but i want to lower the rear 2 inches without doing any fabrication. Is it possible or would i have to buy new shocks for it and if so what year make and model shocks. I hear you can use 06 Harley Sportster shocks but don't know if you can lower them. Please put any info even if a little bit of fabrication.
Posted by Anonymous on
Hi, Anonymous here are some options for lowering your bike depending on your needs and wallet:
1. Rear shock lowering kit.
2. Front fork lowering kit.
3. Shorter rear shocks.
4. Shorter front forks.
5. Thinner padded seat.
6. Lower profile tires.
Please be aware that some of these options or a combination of options will require a shorter kickstand or your stock one modified. For more information about your issue and valuable free downloads that you will need please click on the links below. Good luck and have a nice day.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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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
Posted on Nov 10, 2008
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