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 2.5 inch lowering kit fitted ............ K5 Suzuki VZ800 M50 Intruder

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scotland warrior
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PostSubject: 2.5 inch lowering kit fitted ............ K5 Suzuki VZ800 M50 Intruder   Mon Jan 02, 2012 8:23 pm

First two are standard hieght and new 2.5 lower dog bones.





Second two are of standard hight dog bones and the lower 2.5 dog bones, about 1 hours work.

Look out if you have a sissy seat as the bolts going trough the support arms can rub just cut and file down.

This makes the handling excellent and even with pillion does not rub, just watch speed bumps  



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PostSubject: Re: 2.5 inch lowering kit fitted ............ K5 Suzuki VZ800 M50 Intruder   Mon Jan 02, 2012 8:34 pm

Bloody Hell your a one man Modification machine lol!
Thanks for posting the pics & info, this is the sort of post that encourages members to go for it themselves.
Massive difference, much better look
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PostSubject: Re: 2.5 inch lowering kit fitted ............ K5 Suzuki VZ800 M50 Intruder   Mon Jan 02, 2012 8:44 pm

Very interesting to know that it not only looks better but handles better with the lowering bones
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PostSubject: Re: 2.5 inch lowering kit fitted ............ K5 Suzuki VZ800 M50 Intruder   Mon Jan 02, 2012 9:29 pm

I love the fact that this sight is here as it took me years to get the info of what I can and cant do love it.
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PostSubject: Re: 2.5 inch lowering kit fitted ............ K5 Suzuki VZ800 M50 Intruder   Tue Jan 03, 2012 2:17 pm

scotland warrior wrote:
I love the fact that this sight is here as it took me years to get the info of what I can and cant do love it.
Thats great to hear & thats exactly what made me start the site, the 800's just didn't seem to have a place to call there own. Its not the same being part of a forum that caters for all sorts when the 800's are so popular and deserve there own slot

Also to be honest I am extremely happy that you did find us from a selfish point of view as you have contributed so very much to the site in an unbelievably short time that will inspire members
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PostSubject: Re: 2.5 inch lowering kit fitted ............ K5 Suzuki VZ800 M50 Intruder   Wed Jan 04, 2012 7:51 pm

Mr Intruder wrote:
Also to be honest I am extremely happy that you did find us from a selfish point of view as you have contributed so very much to the site in an unbelievably short time that will inspire members
Aint that the truth, I have enjoyed seeing and reading all your threads
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PostSubject: Re: 2.5 inch lowering kit fitted ............ K5 Suzuki VZ800 M50 Intruder   Wed Jan 04, 2012 8:14 pm

I got me a 3inch kit not fitted it yet tho
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PostSubject: Re: 2.5 inch lowering kit fitted ............ K5 Suzuki VZ800 M50 Intruder   Wed Jan 04, 2012 8:39 pm

We will look forward to the pics then
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PostSubject: Re: 2.5 inch lowering kit fitted ............ K5 Suzuki VZ800 M50 Intruder   Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:01 pm

I wanted to go for the 3" kit but reading all the good and bad points I went for the 2.5" due to the grounding of the 3" on humpes and bumps.

But dont get me rong the look is awsum and if I had the brass nads I would have done it to.
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PostSubject: Re: 2.5 inch lowering kit fitted ............ K5 Suzuki VZ800 M50 Intruder   Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:36 am

Are these lowering kits a bad idea, if the bike normally carries a pillion
and sometimes luggage as well?
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PostSubject: Re: 2.5 inch lowering kit fitted ............ K5 Suzuki VZ800 M50 Intruder   Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:54 am

Adjust the pretention and you should be good to go, just means a stiffer ride
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PostSubject: Re: 2.5 inch lowering kit fitted ............ K5 Suzuki VZ800 M50 Intruder   Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:08 am

Captain, you're a biker's philosopher...but shouldn't that be pre-tension? lol!
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PostSubject: Re: 2.5 inch lowering kit fitted ............ K5 Suzuki VZ800 M50 Intruder   Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:13 am

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PostSubject: Re: 2.5 inch lowering kit fitted ............ K5 Suzuki VZ800 M50 Intruder   Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:21 pm

I get the wife and kit on my bike and its fine but it just depends on the size of wife and the amount of kit.

If you do loads of traveling then get a trailer and then you know the lower look well never be questioned.
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PostSubject: Re: 2.5 inch lowering kit fitted ............ K5 Suzuki VZ800 M50 Intruder   Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:03 pm

I see you have a metz 880 is it a 200
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PostSubject: Re: 2.5 inch lowering kit fitted ............ K5 Suzuki VZ800 M50 Intruder   Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:25 pm

No its just the 170 I asked about going wider but They told me it woul be to close to the shaft.

I would love to have a 240 rear but to mutch work.
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PostSubject: Re: 2.5 inch lowering kit fitted ............ K5 Suzuki VZ800 M50 Intruder   Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:13 pm

200 tyre fits straight on
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PostSubject: Re: 2.5 inch lowering kit fitted ............ K5 Suzuki VZ800 M50 Intruder   Mon Jan 09, 2012 8:14 pm

thanks for telling me, that will be the next tyer.

thanks again.

could you please if you have one get me a pic of what it looks like from the back and saft side.
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PostSubject: Re: 2.5 inch lowering kit fitted ............ K5 Suzuki VZ800 M50 Intruder   Sun Jan 15, 2012 11:48 am

Whats the best place to get a 2.5 inch lowering kit?
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PostSubject: Re: 2.5 inch lowering kit fitted ............ K5 Suzuki VZ800 M50 Intruder   Sun Jan 15, 2012 3:03 pm

An introduction is how we like it first Link
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PostSubject: Re: 2.5 inch lowering kit fitted ............ K5 Suzuki VZ800 M50 Intruder   Sun Jan 15, 2012 4:55 pm

Hi Cinantmaxhen just as Mr Intruder has stated say hallo and you will get all the info and help you need and want.

we look forward to hearing from you.
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PostSubject: Re: 2.5 inch lowering kit fitted ............ K5 Suzuki VZ800 M50 Intruder   Sun Jan 15, 2012 8:16 pm

Cinantmaxhen ignor those miserable sod's, here's a link for you helpful link
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PostSubject: Re: 2.5 inch lowering kit fitted ............ K5 Suzuki VZ800 M50 Intruder   Sun Jan 15, 2012 8:26 pm

Come one CC we only want that person to say hallo so we can show them all the love of this sight.

Also you never know they may have some cool kit on their bike
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PostSubject: Re: 2.5 inch lowering kit fitted ............ K5 Suzuki VZ800 M50 Intruder   Sun Jan 15, 2012 8:33 pm

Just showing him that we can be fun, I look forward to all new members especially ones that have mods in mind.

C'mon then Cinantmaxhen, pop yourself in to the relevent section and say hello so we can spread the love
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PostSubject: Re: 2.5 inch lowering kit fitted ............ K5 Suzuki VZ800 M50 Intruder   Sun Jan 15, 2012 9:03 pm

Some times crash, I worry about you
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PostSubject: Re: 2.5 inch lowering kit fitted ............ K5 Suzuki VZ800 M50 Intruder   Mon Jan 16, 2012 9:19 pm

Mr Intruder wrote:
Some times crash, I worry about you

Some times I worry about me too Suspect
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PostSubject: Re: 2.5 inch lowering kit fitted ............ K5 Suzuki VZ800 M50 Intruder   Mon Jan 16, 2012 10:39 pm

Mr Intruder wrote:
....you have contributed so very much to the site in an unbelievably short time that will inspire members

I have only just caught up with this topic but I echo Mr. I's comments - well done scotland warrior; your contributions to this site are particularly worthy. Few who can influence many - that is education!

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PostSubject: Re: 2.5 inch lowering kit fitted ............ K5 Suzuki VZ800 M50 Intruder   Tue Jan 17, 2012 6:57 pm

Thanks John I love what I do and I do what I love.lol!
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PostSubject: Re: 2.5 inch lowering kit fitted ............ K5 Suzuki VZ800 M50 Intruder   Wed Dec 11, 2013 9:39 pm

Could someone please where the best place to get the lowering kit from is & is it easy to do it yesen??   
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PostSubject: Re: 2.5 inch lowering kit fitted ............ K5 Suzuki VZ800 M50 Intruder   Wed Dec 11, 2013 9:48 pm

I'm not sure if these are the cheapest? they've been in my watch list for a while now,
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/200704389548?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649
 If you read this thread, there's a chart giving the dimension for lowering bones, You could possibly get some made up cheaper from a fabricators?
http://www.suzuki800.com/t422-not-lowers-but-uppers-gaining-ride-height?highlight=lowers
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PostSubject: Re: 2.5 inch lowering kit fitted ............ K5 Suzuki VZ800 M50 Intruder   Wed Dec 11, 2013 9:56 pm

     Thanks for that Simbo :)
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PostSubject: Re: 2.5 inch lowering kit fitted ............ K5 Suzuki VZ800 M50 Intruder   Thu Dec 12, 2013 5:01 pm

http://www.johnskits.com
If you look at this you will se how easy it is
I have done this to my vz and it's a doodle, if you hav any question just ask.
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PostSubject: Re: 2.5 inch lowering kit fitted ............ K5 Suzuki VZ800 M50 Intruder   Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:40 pm

Hi all, I would like to lower my k6 vz800 2006 but don't seem to be able to locate the bones I need, would much appreciate any help anyone could give me please. Cheers.
P.s it's the 2.5 inch ones I'm after.
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PostSubject: Re: 2.5 inch lowering kit fitted ............ K5 Suzuki VZ800 M50 Intruder   Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:45 pm

Johnskits has them, or have them made, here is one image & scale from my old posts:

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PostSubject: Re: 2.5 inch lowering kit fitted ............ K5 Suzuki VZ800 M50 Intruder   Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:49 pm

Bloody hell that was quick, many thanks Dave.
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PostSubject: Re: 2.5 inch lowering kit fitted ............ K5 Suzuki VZ800 M50 Intruder   Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:53 pm

No worries, we are here to serve.  hyst   4 minutes to be procise, even I have to wee  you know.  hyst


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PostSubject: Re: 2.5 inch lowering kit fitted ............ K5 Suzuki VZ800 M50 Intruder   Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:54 pm

Have them made from the Dave's measurements post above, You can only usually get them from the US and with postage (which double's the price) it works out cheaper to get them made up from an engineering works.
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PostSubject: Re: 2.5 inch lowering kit fitted ............ K5 Suzuki VZ800 M50 Intruder   Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:56 pm

Cheers Simbo Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: 2.5 inch lowering kit fitted ............ K5 Suzuki VZ800 M50 Intruder   Sat Jan 10, 2015 8:13 am

Or make them yourself on the nightshift, made two sets, one inch and two inch from tool steel, just waitng for storm to cease so I can fit them .
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PostSubject: Re: 2.5 inch lowering kit fitted ............ K5 Suzuki VZ800 M50 Intruder   Fri Feb 20, 2015 12:27 pm

What do you guys think about adjustable lowering links, like this:

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Motorcycle-Lowering-Link-fit-Suzuki-GSX-R600-2011-Lowering-Link-Kits/32280719439.html

I'm not sure yet, how low will I want to go, so these could be adjusted easily. And with this kind of price level I would not bother to fabricate bones myself.

But would this kind of dog bone work, I mean would this be too thick to be bolted on M800/C800? Or maybe something else? Has anyone these kind of bones?
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PostSubject: Re: 2.5 inch lowering kit fitted ............ K5 Suzuki VZ800 M50 Intruder   Fri Feb 20, 2015 3:08 pm

They look too thick to me? Some company's do adjustable lowering bones with three holes in for one, two and three inch lower, you just find the hight that suits and then leave them in that position.
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