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PostSubject: Fitted lowering bones   Sat Mar 01, 2014 7:40 pm

Hi, got my m800 a few montts ago & finally got round to fitting the new bones onto her last w/end with a lot of help from my other half :) .....She has dropped down by 2inches which is great for me as I can now put my feet down properly,  she seems to handle so much better too. 

Thanks to those on here that have already posted about how to do this.

Will post a pic when I've worked out how to do that lol.
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PostSubject: Re: Fitted lowering bones   Sat Mar 01, 2014 7:44 pm

Sounds good!   I'm after lowering my C800 by 2 inches so it'll be interesting to see yours, Where'd you get your lowering bones from? I can only find them from the USA.
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PostSubject: Re: Fitted lowering bones   Sat Mar 01, 2014 8:01 pm

Hi Simbo, yeah got mine off evilbay from the states, didn't take that long to get here.
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PostSubject: Re: Fitted lowering bones   Sat Mar 01, 2014 8:20 pm

Nice one, looking forward to the pics.


PS, get the free Photobucket, that's the easiest way and upload to there, then pop a link of the photo into a post.
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PostSubject: Re: Fitted lowering bones   Sat Mar 01, 2014 11:57 pm

Thanks Mr intruder, will see what I can do tmoz then :-)
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PostSubject: Re: Fitted lowering bones   Sun Mar 02, 2014 11:36 am

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PostSubject: Re: Fitted lowering bones   Sun Mar 02, 2014 12:28 pm

Love the fact that among other tools, there's a sledgehammer    
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PostSubject: Re: Fitted lowering bones   Sun Mar 02, 2014 12:58 pm

loving that colour combination too.... Great job 
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PostSubject: Re: Fitted lowering bones   Sun Mar 02, 2014 1:17 pm

  Love the colour combo as well, bike is looking real good  
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PostSubject: Re: Fitted lowering bones   Sun Mar 02, 2014 1:36 pm

Thanks, lol that was our improvised axal stand :Do :Do
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PostSubject: Re: Fitted lowering bones   Sun Mar 02, 2014 1:38 pm

I ment the sledgehammer was our axal stand, worked a treat to :)
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PostSubject: Re: Fitted lowering bones   Sun Mar 02, 2014 3:14 pm

looks lower in the pix. Exactly how low did it go from normal?
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PostSubject: Re: Fitted lowering bones   Sun Mar 02, 2014 3:14 pm

Love the bike & well done doing the bones.  
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PostSubject: Re: Fitted lowering bones   Sun Mar 02, 2014 3:45 pm

Peter, it went down by 2 inches, so I went from having to use tippy toes, to being able to put my feet flat on the ground.   
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PostSubject: Re: Fitted lowering bones   Sun Mar 02, 2014 3:49 pm

Bike before lowering...

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PostSubject: Re: Fitted lowering bones   Sun Mar 02, 2014 4:03 pm

Nice job! It looks good lowered  
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PostSubject: Re: Fitted lowering bones   Sun Mar 02, 2014 4:08 pm

That looks loads better lowered, very nice.  
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PostSubject: Re: Fitted lowering bones   Sun Mar 02, 2014 4:17 pm

so much better lowered!
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PostSubject: Re: Fitted lowering bones   Sun Mar 02, 2014 4:25 pm

 ......... I just feel more in control riding her now she's lower, being a short ass lol... but yeah I also like the look of her now too, just got the pegs, indicators, bars, grips, rack & paintwork to go now!!!!!   

We will get there  
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PostSubject: Re: Fitted lowering bones   Sun Mar 02, 2014 7:00 pm

Flippin eck thats a lot lower, seeing the 2 pics together really shows what it does   
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PostSubject: Re: Fitted lowering bones   Sun Mar 02, 2014 7:38 pm

Indeed it is a lot lower shame I couldn't get the two pics together to really show the difference!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Fitted lowering bones   Sun Mar 02, 2014 7:57 pm

No problem.    



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PostSubject: Re: Fitted lowering bones   Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:38 pm

Looks great indeed.

Saying that, Sim, I think gallery update is due...let us have a peek at that beast of yours lowered.
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PostSubject: Re: Fitted lowering bones   Mon Mar 03, 2014 9:09 am

Looking good like the paint as well
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PostSubject: Re: Fitted lowering bones   Mon Mar 03, 2014 9:30 am

Thanks, usually go for all black bikes but that just jumped out at me lol.
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PostSubject: Re: Fitted lowering bones   Mon Mar 03, 2014 9:58 am

I can see why gunna be a cracking bike once you fit your other bits on it that u want
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PostSubject: Re: Fitted lowering bones   Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:07 am

Thanks :)
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PostSubject: Re: Fitted lowering bones   Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:44 am

Yeh black n orange floats my boat as well!  
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PostSubject: Re: Fitted lowering bones   Mon Mar 03, 2014 7:23 pm

That really shows it up when they are together like that
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PostSubject: Re: Fitted lowering bones   Mon Mar 03, 2014 7:41 pm

Does anyone know of a UK supplier for these 2" lowering bones? The one's from the states are £15 with £15 delivery  affraid  I don't mind paying £30 but the £15 delivery is gnawing at me because it's a rip off   
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PostSubject: Re: Fitted lowering bones   Mon Mar 03, 2014 8:12 pm

I paid similar to that simbo & thought it weren't to bad to be honest but that's just me.
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PostSubject: Re: Fitted lowering bones   Mon Mar 03, 2014 8:15 pm

Make them yourself Sim, or have them made.
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PostSubject: Re: Fitted lowering bones   Mon Mar 03, 2014 8:22 pm



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PostSubject: Re: Fitted lowering bones   Mon Mar 03, 2014 8:58 pm

Are the measurements to the hole centers?
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PostSubject: Re: Fitted lowering bones   Mon Mar 03, 2014 9:02 pm

Cheers Dave    I'll get some made, Yeah celticwoman it's not a bad price    It's just the £15 delivery that's bugging me, I know it sounds stupid but I'd have paid £30 gladly if it had been free delivery  
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PostSubject: Re: Fitted lowering bones   Mon Mar 03, 2014 9:08 pm

Lol I do know what you mean simBo. There isn't a lot to them anyway when you see them. Should be easy enough for yourself or someone else to make them :-)
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PostSubject: Re: Fitted lowering bones   Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:48 pm

hhhmmmm so by changing the distance of the holes as per chart you can drop the bike to what ever amount off inches you want ?                 HOW LOW CAN YOU GO SIM  
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PostSubject: Re: Fitted lowering bones   Tue Mar 04, 2014 8:22 am

A 2" drop is a good dramatic change, surely any lower than that is just going lower for the sake of going lower?
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PostSubject: Re: Fitted lowering bones   Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:06 am

I've heard that you can lower it by 3 inches, mine was lowered by 2 inches & my knees are slightly bent when my feet are on the floor I'm 5 feet 2 inches.

Depends what look you want I suppose, also if you lowered it more would you have to put in a smaller rear tyre???
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PostSubject: Re: Fitted lowering bones   Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:50 pm

would just be for the sake of it low rider with apes could look pretty cool
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PostSubject: Re: Fitted lowering bones   Wed Mar 05, 2014 12:00 am

3 Inches is about the lowest you could go without having serious corner scraping issues I'd have thought? 2 Inches is a nice happy drop without uprating the rear spring, especially if you have a pillion most of the time.
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PostSubject: Re: Fitted lowering bones   Wed Mar 05, 2014 8:34 am

  I haven't lowered my bike but from all I have read when researching lowering, I would have to say  
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PostSubject: Re: Fitted lowering bones   Wed Mar 05, 2014 8:47 am

With all the "compensating" , I'm not sure if I should go -2 inches   

On serious note, hell yes I'm dropping mine as soon as I can.
2 inch drop, ape z-bars, custom paint....hell yeah!
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PostSubject: Re: Fitted lowering bones   Wed Mar 05, 2014 11:12 am

Yay go for it Marcin & Morgan.... Marcin I love the look of apes on a bike (my ol man has 19inch apes on 2inch risers on his vn1500), on the other hand I'm still trying to workout what bars I want so far 8/10inch apes or z bars are winning lol.
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PostSubject: Re: Fitted lowering bones   Wed Mar 05, 2014 1:13 pm

I can't afford to lose two inches.... 
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