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How to lower the st1100

Got short legs, would like to lower the bike 1" how do i go about to lower the st1100 .can't seem to find anyone that makes a kit!

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Have your local honda dealer do it so that it can be done properly. only other suggestion is to dial up the rear shock preload and lower the fork tubes in the steering stem.

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I personally disagree with lowering any bike, doing so changes the handling characteristics. However if a lowering link is unavailable then you could buy a shorter shock or shock springs. Less preload would also lower the bike but again with adverse effects. Maybe a different bike or platform shoes would be safer.

Posted on Oct 03, 2009

  • remiacid Oct 03, 2009

    there may also be aftermarket seats with a lower height profile.

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    Having platform shoes is an amazing bad idea. Changing gear would be a nightmare. You can buy a shorter rear shock (Drops about 1.5") then you drop the forks through the yoke the same amount, no differance in handling just slightley lower to the ground (Watch out for high sleeping police men)

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