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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-23-2014, 06:49 AM Thread Starter
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Default installed 1.5 " lowering kit.

I purchased my Lowering kit From Witch doctor. I ordered it Late weds. Night and it arrived at the house saturday morning.

We watched the install video and then went outside and installed the Product. What a Simple easy install took about 25 mins total time.
After we finished I was shocked at how flat footed I was on the bike. This was a great install and I'm very excited about it.
Now just for warmer weather so I can ride.

I installed a lowering kit on my Yamaha stratoliner and I would rub Pipes on every corner.. So does this happen on the XC as well ?



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This is one of my next things to do as well. I am probably going to order the adjustable lowering rod. Did you do anything with the kickstand?


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STAGE 1 UPGRADE W/K&N FILTER
BLACK TRI-OVAL EXHAUST W/CHROME TIPS
BLACKED OUT LENS'

LOWERING LINK ( DROPPED 2" )
CUSTOM PINSTRIPING
PAINTED OUTER CHIN SPOILERS
GUSTAFSON EUROFLIP +2"[/B]
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DEBADGED AND REFLECTORS REMOVED
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I did not. I have it on my list of parts to order but the stock Kickstand seems to be okay.

I guess I should read some more of the forums and figure out if people are ordering these as well.
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I'm thinking of lowering mine as well bit maybe only 1" I ride most of the time 2 up I lowered a Yamaha Venture once and the ride wasn't good 2 up so I'm somewhat leary to do this.

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I did not. I have it on my list of parts to order but the stock Kickstand seems to be okay.

I guess I should read some more of the forums and figure out if people are ordering these as well.

From doing a search and reading multiple threads it's kinda 50/50, some haven't and reported no issues but some have. I just ordered the adjustable link so will be doing this mod next week when it arrives.


2014 VIC XC PEARL WHITE

STAGE 1 UPGRADE W/K&N FILTER
BLACK TRI-OVAL EXHAUST W/CHROME TIPS
BLACKED OUT LENS'

LOWERING LINK ( DROPPED 2" )
CUSTOM PINSTRIPING
PAINTED OUTER CHIN SPOILERS
GUSTAFSON EUROFLIP +2"[/B]
RICZ LAYDOWN PLATE
DEBADGED AND REFLECTORS REMOVED
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SHORTY ANTENNA FROM MINI-COOPER
21"WHEEL KIT FROM WD
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I'm thinking of lowering mine as well bit maybe only 1" I ride most of the time 2 up I lowered a Yamaha Venture once and the ride wasn't good 2 up so I'm somewhat leary to do this.
you can always put more air in the shock












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From doing a search and reading multiple threads it's kinda 50/50, some haven't and reported no issues but some have. I just ordered the adjustable link so will be doing this mod next week when it arrives.
I just put the adjustable one on,yesterday




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You'll find in a lot of places the bike will sit to straight up and down and with a good breeze or a semi going by the bike will tip over I grantee you this.

You should look under the rear fender for your taillight wires and make sure if you bottom out your tire will not him them. If you bottom out the tire will or might touch the bottom of the fender. Yes it will travel that far. If your a big guy make sure you add some stiffness to the shock

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Installed the WD 1" kit on mine.I have the same kickstand and no problems to date with the bike tipping over, but I do watch how I park it. I did mine for looks and it does not scrub anything at 1".

Your belt may squeak-mine did-I am told this is the belt rubbing against the rib at the top back of the belt gaurd. I have since ground it down, but have not ridden it to see if that fixed it.

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When you put the lowering link in, check your belt tension, your squeek is more likely an overly tight belt. When you lower it the belt tightens up.

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Yes we had to adjust my Belt tension once we put the kit on.
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