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post #11 of 32 (permalink) Old 07-22-2019, 12:12 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks, I am not using the Lust Racing Links, I found a set that lowers it by 20mm instead of 25mm. I will only the front by 8-10mm.

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post #12 of 32 (permalink) Old 07-22-2019, 02:29 PM
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Obviously no one took my post about higher boots from a few days ago seriously.
I am very short with an inseam of 27inches.
I am also an avid motorcyclist and have ridden in the United states and Italy.
Live in a rural area with great 1 just outside my door.
Currently I have a Brutale 910r,Bimota yb10 and a Honda CBR600F4i. All too tall for me stock and the Mv Augusta and Bimota are reasonably involved to lower significantly.
Unfortunately they do not have seats that can be lowered either.
I have two pairs of boots that make it very easy to ride either one very comfortably without modifying the suspension.
Iam not the only person to do this.
It is in the motorcycle literature.
I would at least give this a try before modifying the suspension on these magnificently beautifully handling machines.
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So today I was able to lower my TVL. I bought a set of dog bones that are 163mm. The seller stated it would lower my bike by 20mm, so I assumed the OEM dog bones where 143mm. That turn out not to be the case. I bought my TVL used and I'm the 3rd owner, the person I bought it from did not lower it, but the I don't know if the original owner did. The dog bones I removed measured 148mm, so I actually lowered my bike by 15mm.
This seems to be a good fit for me, I could have lowered it by 10-12 mm and would have been fine.
I also dropped the front by 1 line which would seem to be about 5mm.

I rode it for about a 100 miles on various roads some city, some windy county and the xpressway, and it seems to handle better. The bike fits me much better, and I am very pleased with the result.

The bike came with an aftermarket exhaust (FM Exhaust, Italy) which allows for the use of the centerstand, however the little tab that acts as a stop for the centerstand is set different than the OEM exhaust and the centerstand when retracted never fit up as tight as it would with the OEM exhaust. It doesn't hang too low, but it would be neater if that tab was up about 12mm or so. I my do some sort of a fix, not sure yet.
Putting the bike up on the center stand is a little harder, but very doable.
The TVL has a flip out handle attached to the passenger foot peg, I use that handle with my right hand and grab the trellis frame with my left hand, push the foot lever of the centerstand down with my right foot, pull up and back and voila.
I also went on FleaBay and found a used side stand off a Brutale (2014) which is about 15mm shorter than the standard one on the TVL, it was a direct fit and looks factory. It's works perfect.

So other than the way the center stand tucks up, I am 100% happy with the results.
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The links are not perpendicular to the ground, so actual measured length does not directly relate to how much the lowering affect will be.
You'll have to get out your old trigonometry text books and do some calculations....or just "be happy, don't worry".

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The links are not perpendicular to the ground, so actual measured length does not directly relate to how much the lowering affect will be.
You'll have to get out your old trigonometry text books and do some calculations....or just "be happy, don't worry".
This is true and in actuality the seat height is lower by much more than 15 mm.
I was basically using the dog bone length as a benchmark/reference of sorts.

I'm going with the "be happy, don't worry" final answer.
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For information the Lust 25mm lowering links the holes are 157mm between centres.

Do you have a photo of the little tab for the centre stand, I have a HP Corse Evoxtreme exhaust that will not work with the centre stand and I need to make something up and just looking at ideas what to make.

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For information the Lust 25mm lowering links the holes are 157mm between centres.

Do you have a photo of the little tab for the centre stand, I have a HP Corse Evoxtreme exhaust that will not work with the centre stand and I need to make something up and just looking at ideas what to make.
The lust links would have worked well. The links I removed are 148 mm so that would have made a 9 mm change.

I will snap a few pictures, and post them for you.

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Thanks Allworld that is not quite what I was expecting, I have a FM Projects exhaust as well and it is not fitted with that tab so it may be possible it was added by a previous owner.
Will look to see what I can do with the HP Corse link pipe

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You maybe able to attach or extend the stop on the centerstand itself, so that it rest against some other part of the exhaust or frame.

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