Lowering 04’ Q’s with new pics!

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  1. OldSchoolInterceptor

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    I’ve completed flipping the triangles and now I have questions on how to move the shocks up the triple tree. Yes, I’ve searched but I’ve found nothing for “How to” lower the triple clamps. There’s one web page I found but it’s not very specific. Whack bolts do you loosen? Also I need to know which way to turn the preload adj for the rear shock and what does it do to the bike? Turning the preload to the right highers/lowers the bike and makes the suspension lower/higher and softer/harder?
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    Hey , I have an 06 VFR800 abs . I just did my triangle flip and dropped the front end today .
    overall pretty simple ; if you flipped the triangle you probably saw a drop around 20mm in the rear. Your fronts probably sitting a little upright .
    I dropped (raised the forks in the triple tree) front 22mm from stock height . There are three bolts to loosen per fork tube , one bolt holds in the actual handle bar on the tube (10mm) and one below that is the top triple tree clamp bolt (10mm ) then at the bottom triple tree clamp it’s a (14mm).
    I loosened them just enough till I could begin to move the tubes and used a micrometer to make sure they were even . I measured from the top of the handle bar clamp to the top of the fork tube.
    the bike handles much better , far more responsive and doesn’t feel as lazy going into corners or coming out .
    I’ll try to post some pics up if needed for the bolts and such but it’s pretty straight forward . Just don’t drop it to low or you’ll have to modify your kickstand .
     
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    I did the same with mine. Triangles flip and lowered the triple clamps. I thought it would lower it more than it did but I’m almost flat footed now. Makes backing up much easier/safer. I think my next step is shaving my Sargent seat. I’ve made a seat before from scratch using memory foam and it turned out really cool. I cut out the VFR logo In foam and put it on the rear passenger seat so it looked raised. Didn’t have a solo seat cover for my 86’ and I hated the stock blue seat cover. The Sargent seat it very thick and I only weigh 160lbs. I think I can safely take about a 1/2” off the top and 1/2” from the sides which I think will make the most difference. Another project to add to the list. Wonder if anyone has tried to shave a Sargent seat and how it turned out?
     

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