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Old 01-12-2010, 03:50 PM   #1
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Need my bike lowered

Who can help? Any shops able to do it? They have lowering kits online, but they won't drop it enough. I've done some research online and know it can be lowered as much as I want, but I am not mechanically inclined; plus a part has to be machined. Anybody?

I want it done this week.

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Old 01-12-2010, 03:59 PM   #2
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So your evil plan is working or is this part of the plot?

I can't contribute to your question, but good luck short one.
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I'm big and fat. Ive I sat on it enough I could lower it...
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Old 01-12-2010, 04:20 PM   #4
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I'm big and fat. Ive I sat on it enough I could lower it...
Tempting.... but, no. I'd like to have it so I can sit on it.

Where's Patrick? Mechanics?
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Old 01-12-2010, 04:21 PM   #5
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So your evil plan is working or is this part of the plot?

I can't contribute to your question, but good luck short one.
It was always going to be for me. Ween's just playing up that stealing thing.
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It was always going to be for me. Ween's just playing up that stealing thing.
I've never lowered a Buell. I also just got to checking with my distributors and no one at least that I deal with makes a kit.

Do you have a link to where you saw one at?
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i had my xb9r lowered at a shop that deals in sport bikes. they do it all the time on the bikes. what they do is machine a spacer for the front forks that goes inside the fork itself, and basically the same for the rear shock. i did mine when it was time to change the fork oil so i killed two birds with one stone. and the beauty of it is u can lower it as much as u want. i opted for 1 inch front and back to keep steering geometry the same.

http://badweatherbikers.com/buell/me...tml?1213488960

Most of what I've found is from forums.
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Who can help? Any shops able to do it? They have lowering kits online, but they won't drop it enough. I've done some research online and know it can be lowered as much as I want, but I am not mechanically inclined; plus a part has to be machined. Anybody?

I want it done this week.

It's a Buell Firebolt xb12R
Theres a guy from two wheel toys that can lower it. just call and ask for the spanish dude. Get adjustable links because you may want to change it later on. Just my 2 cents
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won't the belly muffler prohibit lowering much?
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Old 01-12-2010, 04:43 PM   #11
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http://www.buellxb.com/Buell-XB-Foru...t-Lowering-Kit

Right around 2 1/2 inches shorter than stock. Look at the exposed portion of the slider tube on the front fork. I know its hard to tell in the photos.
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Old 01-12-2010, 04:45 PM   #12
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won't the belly muffler prohibit lowering much?
from the Buell forum there is somebody who said they have theirs lowered 2.5". I think that would be okay. I just need it as low as possible- if I can go 3-4" that would be the best. The seat height is 32.4" and my inseam is 29".
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Old 01-12-2010, 04:46 PM   #13
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Theres a guy from two wheel toys that can lower it. just call and ask for the spanish dude. Get adjustable links because you may want to change it later on. Just my 2 cents
Why would I want to change it back? And it's not 'links'. That's the problem. If it were just links, I would do it myself.
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Right around 2 1/2 inches shorter than stock. Look at the exposed portion of the slider tube on the front fork. I know its hard to tell in the photos.
I saw that about the SCG suspension on another forum
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Don't let just anyone lower this bike....

Try Buelletinboard.com too and ask around. You don't want to mess up the geometry of these bikes.
I know - that's why I'm asking around. I'll call all motorcycle shops in Houston and see if anybody has done it. If not, it'll be for sale or trade.
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Now I have money!
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