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Discussion in 'General R1200RS Discussions' started by CJ The Bear, Apr 1, 2018.

  1. CJ The Bear

    CJ The Bear Member

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    One being a fat short arse, can we have these bikes lowered, would we need to change the forks and springs etc. I did have the lower seat option but the girth is wider which defeats the purpose...
    Tippee Toes!
     
  2. Vtbob

    Vtbob Well-Known Member

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    You can easily lower the front fork by loosening the front clamps and sliding them down. This will change you steering angle a bit, to something more like the R1200R.
    Lowering the rear is much more difficult/expensive and will involve getting a different spring / shock set. Don't know if they exist. Google Porter's Bimmer shop. it anyone knows they will.
     
  3. CJ The Bear

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    Cheers Bob, presumption would be not to upset the geometry and have front and rear lowered at the same time. Knew a guy who lowered his GS to the tune of 3k Sterling. Safer than my ballerina method when stood...
     
  4. Willy

    Willy Well-Known Member

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    Did you have the lowest seat available, there are 4 seats available for the RS two of which are low seats, there the low@ 790 and extra low @ 760mm
     
  5. CJ The Bear

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    Yes, it’s the lowest one at 760, check out pics, the girth is wider, which defeats the point, once saddled up, there’s less padding so comforts an issue and as your sat in a Jai Alai bat your balls hurt and are sweaty bastards after a good ride.
     
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    boxter Well-Known Member

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    CJ, if we meet up you will have to have a butchers at mine, it's the lowest one but I had it tweeted at Bootleg seats, before, it threw me forward and it was a problem, I had a gel pad fitted too, is good for 350 miles a day now.

    Ged
     
  7. Bravo

    Bravo Plenty in the tank Contributor

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    Platform soles? I'm not taking the piss..... honest.
     
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    I was about to suggest the same.....I’m sure Altberg do a thicker soled boot....much more cost effective option
     
  9. Allan "redfox"

    Allan "redfox" Active Member

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    For the rear it's cheaper to make/buy this one adjustable!
    For the front as mentioned slide them through.
     
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    Bravo Plenty in the tank Contributor

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    Found these for you on eBay...... ok now I'm taking the piss:) qKWXfRfXLHmJgzPs2BuPzcLHpGxii9U1-34.jpg
     
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  11. CJ The Bear

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    Hey Bravo and Gordon, I got the Daytona M Star GTX with a whopping 6cm lift. I had to lower pegs as it’s difficult on the up shift, put the biggest trouble is it feels like I’ve got the wife’s heels on when just walking around and I only save that for special days ;)
     
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  12. CJ The Bear

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    Do they come in gold!
     
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  13. CJ The Bear

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    Ok Allan, can you explain please?
     

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    Bravo Plenty in the tank Contributor

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    Couldn't you get the seat sculptured? Perhaps made narrower? I fear that if you lower the rear(As Bob says)you'll fuck up the Spring rate.
     
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  15. CJ The Bear

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    Ged did mention Bootleg seats, I’ll give his a whirl before trying.
     
  16. CJ The Bear

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    I knows, don’t really want to adjust the mechanics of the bike. Like the wife says, just two inches more!
     
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    Mentioned that as I have had mine done, narrowed.

    Ged
     
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  18. Allan "redfox"

    Allan "redfox" Active Member

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    I have seen those things in different lengths and even adjustable in length for other motorcycles from BMW (not made by BMW). Just look at the construction and imagine it to be 3mm shorter how much does it lower the bike...
    I personally didn't look for them for our motorcycle, I think BMW might use different lengths so would start over there!

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    Did a search for you, as you can see they're used for racing too
     
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    I think your wife means something else :)
     
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    Aussie Import Well-Known Member

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    Redfox is 100% right.
    In the case of the RS shortening the link should lower the bike.
    BMW did a similar adjustment on the Boxer Cup R1100S model, to raise the back end. This was done to steepen / sharpen the steering.
    It works, and only small changes are needed.
     
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