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Bike is a bit tall for me, ( and for a few others no doubt) so sent to England to Lust Racing for their lowering kit.
As the bike comes with a centre stand, the install of the longer " dog bones" is quite straight forward. So long as you have small hands and a torque wrench, removing the rear wheel or muffler to get at the mounting bolts is not necessary.
I purchased the 35mm kit and that is about right for my 5 foot 8 inches of height.
But , the side stand needs some grinding on it's stop other wise the bike stands up too straight and the center stand will need to be cut down some to make it work correctly.
Also the front forks were slid up the triple clamps 8 mm to keep the wheel base geometry correct . Job took me all afternoon.

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Sounds like good work. Any chance of a pic of the end result? Wondering how the stance looks now.

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Will get some photo's of the stance- the photo's I did try to post are too big for this site- any ideas ?
Yes, your pictures need to be made smaller or uploaded in another way or using other options mate, here are some examples - http://www.mvagusta.net/forum/showthread.php?t=68226

i have never lower my bike..... is it that bad ? :ahhh:
For some rider lowering the bike this much will not affect their riding, however more skilled riders will immediately feel the handling has been affected in a bad/negative way.
 

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Posted some photo's of the changes I made to the bike.
How much this will effect the handling I will never know- as of this moment the bike has zero km's and will be for a while yet . Minus 10 outside.
 

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Hi
Can you tell me on which motorcycle model have you lowered your height?
I need to know the wheelbase of the original dog bones from the factory.
I bought my motorcycle with these modified parts and I don't know if they are modified non-original parts.

My height is 1.85m

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Tall tale

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I need to know the wheelbase of the original dog bones from the factory.
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My old Turislow, stock from new
was sitting today in the showroom at the dealer :grin2:

I crawled under and measured the dogbone.
bolts center axle distance: 145 mm
Both ends rounded.


From the look of the rear shocks geometry,
longer dogbone would lower the bike.


Yours are obviously modified
and very little longer than standard.


Wat's important for ride height comfort is leg inseam not how tall you are!


Check the standard ergonomy
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Thank you very much
I want to put the machine with the factory geometry and try.
I ordered the original bones of the dog and thought they went wrong. I couldn't think that the previous owner of the motorcycle put longer parts and then cut them sharply.

Why do you have TV for sale?
 

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Knick knack paddy whack, give a dog a bone

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I ordered the original bones of the dog and thought they went wrong. I couldn't think that the previous owner of the motorcycle put longer parts and then cut them sharply.
The longer dogbone might have set the bike too low and/or made the bike geometry go bad.


Previous owner went back close to the original length
cut the protruding end!


Why do you have TV for sale?
I just checked
the TV was 18 monts old with 23 000 miles, 37 000 km.


Traded the TV for a small Dragster.


Never had one issue with the TV
it's well built, very reliable, lots of fun and amazingly efficient.
In my book the TV is the 2nd best bike in the trepistoni lineup.



First was the Stradale :grin2: same bike as the TV,
but with the killer look of the Rivale and 40 pounds lighter!


On the TV one gets the fun, not the fines.
Spent the Turislow time growing back some points on my carné.
 
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