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Newbie girlie biker needs it lowered! (recommendations please!)

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carlsberg
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Newbie girlie biker needs it lowered! (recommendations please!)

Post by carlsberg on Sun 20 May 2012, 4:33 pm

I'm a new biker & have got a very lovely 2000 CB500s...& need to take an inch or two off it.

I currently ride a "standard" CB500s (on loan!) with the shocks at 2nd noch (mainly to provide a bit of comfort for the pillion....otherwise I'd have them right down!)...however I have just purchased a CB500s of my own! Smile

The bike came with Hagon shocks, however sadly they are slightly longer than the standard shocks Sad It seems a shame to get rid of them, although it may be the only option.

What other recommendations are there for dropping the height & what impact does this have on performance? How much can you scoop out of the seat before noticing a big difference?

Quite often I ride 2 up, so have to keep pillion comfort in mind too Smile

Thanks in advance!
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Re: Newbie girlie biker needs it lowered! (recommendations please!)

Post by fryatuck on Sun 20 May 2012, 5:02 pm

@carlsberg wrote:I'm a new biker & have got a very lovely 2000 CB500s...& need to take an inch or two off it.

I currently ride a "standard" CB500s (on loan!) with the shocks at 2nd noch (mainly to provide a bit of comfort for the pillion....otherwise I'd have them right down!)...however I have just purchased a CB500s of my own! Smile

The bike came with Hagon shocks, however sadly they are slightly longer than the standard shocks Sad It seems a shame to get rid of them, although it may be the only option.

What other recommendations are there for dropping the height & what impact does this have on performance? How much can you scoop out of the seat before noticing a big difference?

Quite often I ride 2 up, so have to keep pillion comfort in mind too Smile

Thanks in advance!

Welcome to the forum carlsberg.

I have a seat that has been re-sculptured and I would advise if you need to have it done maybe think of adding a gel pad for comfort. Seat re-sculpture will not make any difference to power performance,
regards.
Martin.


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carlsberg
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Re: Newbie girlie biker needs it lowered! (recommendations please!)

Post by carlsberg on Mon 21 May 2012, 2:59 pm

Thanks!

Also looking at "shorty shocks" as I don't think the seat will be enough with the current Hagons fitted (tried lifting the seat up & sitting on it...no good!).

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Post by muttley1 on Fri 08 Jun 2012, 10:23 pm

Hi,

and a belated welcome along. I'd say give Hagon a call, let them know what you are after i.e, shorter shock, 2 up riding,
they will be able to help. Might be worth getting their front springs
too.
They do shorter-than-standard shocks and might be able to re- work yours with a shorter spring. The suspension should feel the same after this mod. However, it would be worth dropping the forks through the yolkes a bit (say 5mm) so the bike still feels balanced.

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Re: Newbie girlie biker needs it lowered! (recommendations please!)

Post by Stormy on Fri 08 Jun 2012, 10:42 pm

Hi,
I'm 5'1", so have taken some foam out of the seat, fitted shorter Hagon shocks, and dropped the forks through a bit, and with my Ladystars boots I can now flat foot, and this gives me a bit of lee way to adjust the shocks if I want to. I just called Hagon with the length I wanted and went and picked them up, but I do live down the road from the factory!

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