Join Date: May 2010
Location: Oviedo , FL, USA
Bike is Too low , need help
Thanks to everyone for the encouraging words while I was “stressing” over selling my R12GSA and acquiring a 2009 LT w/ 7.5K miles in the fastest color black.
The good news is she is perfect mechanical, and body. Not a scratch or even a water mark.
The bad news is she is LOW. She is SO low that I (5’9” 28in inseam) can stand flat foot on the centerstand. If you read my earlier post, the seller would not allow a test drive. In fact I truly believe that he forgot that he had the bike lowered…
She is so low that I can stand with bent knees when she is on the ground. On the way home just making a turn she was scrapping the frame. OUCH and scarred the shit out of me. The frame only had a few scratches, so I believe that the PO did no aggressive riding.
She is missing the rear “preload” and there is an aftermarket shock that I cannot see who makes it. I have only had the bike for 2 hours and did a quick assessment.
The kick stand is shorter and the center stand is also. Neither looks welded nor modified.
There is a gold “knurled” adjustment “ring” at the bottom of the shock that looks like I can adjust the preload, I just need to get in there.
Has anyone heard of a lowered bike to this extent?
I will reach out to the dealer shortly, but wanted to get the collective wisdom before I lose call them.
Thanks in advance,
2009 K1200LT The Черный заяц 2 March '12 -
2008 R1200GSA Dec'11 - March '12 (sold)
2009 K1200LT The Черный заяц Nov '10 - Nov '11 (sold )
2000 K1200LT Flying Purple Mile Eater May '10 - Nov '10 (sold)
2005 VTX1300s Nov '09 - Nov '10 (sold)
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Last edited by pauleknight; Mar 2nd, 2012 at 1:02 pm.