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any one lower there bike to 1 1/2 and did it cause any prob in handling and how is the ride affected. Thanks GP
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Don't know about 1 1\2 inches but I lowered mine 1 inch and put the
low rider seat on and it made a big difference in me being able to
put my feet firmly on the pavement. As for the ride and handling
I didn't notice any changes and I don't drag in the sharp turns.
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My 8-ball is lowered 1.5 inches. I don't know if there is a difference, but my husband did notice that it does reduce the lean angle slightly. I don't have the saddle bag guards on my 8-ball, but he has them on his CCT. He said it is easier to scrape my bags than his guards on his bike.
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I lowered my '14 CCT 2 inches. No issues with ride quality or handling. You may have to play with your air pressure in the rear shock a bit. It depends on what u weigh, how much you carry, inseam length, passenger on board etc. etc. etc. I found that out thanks to some really crappy roads in PA!! I now have 3 different shock settings (air press), that I use. 1 for me, no trunk, 1 for me WITH trunk, semi loaded, and the 3rd with a passenger & loaded trunk.
You also may want to think about the lowered kickstand. Some will say that you just have to be careful how/where you park. You can be vigilant on that and your baby may still want to lay down for a nap!! Ask me how I know that!!! .
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any one lower there bike to 1 1/2 and did it cause any prob in handling and how is the ride affected. Thanks GP
I had my XC Lowered....first 3 " then 2 ".

A few things to consider.

1) Watch your exhaust, they may scrap in turns, and curbs.

2) Under the left side cover is the ECU, It is attached to a plastic bracket that the cover pops on to. This bracket " may come in contact with the sing-arm and the bracket holding the brake line /ABS sensor wire. You can flip it around 180* or remove it and use a "P" clam in its place. I also cut the corner off the bracket so it would not come in contact with anything.

3) Depending on your weight and what your carrying you will have to add additional air pressure, I was at 50 lbs.

4) Unless your going with a big front wheel I would suggest staying at 1.5 " lower.

5) Get a lower seat if you still need go even lower.

Good luck with it.
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you should move the rear brake line. Lowering it that much the line has to come off the top of the swing arm and run alongside it

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you should move the rear brake line. Lowering it that much the line has to come off the top of the swing arm and run alongside it
Are you talking to me?
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Lowered my 13 XC 1.5" perfect lowering stance, could stand flat footed made bike ride better, pretty easy job just watch Jon from WD video. No handling issues you might want to get the shortened kickstand.
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If you need the short kickstand I have one that I didn't need and you can have it at a good price if you want it.
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Thanks To everyone for the info. I got one ordered Thanks for all the info. I still need the shock if anyone has a good one for sale let me know. Dirty Dan said he has two waiting for His replay. THANKS AGAIN
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