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Xj600grl
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Motorcycles Owned Currently: 1994 Yamaha xj600
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Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:20 am

I would like to lower my '94 xj about an inch or so... what would be the best option?
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Peg

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mikee112
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Thu Sep 28, 2017 12:28 pm

Hey Peg, Welcome to the forum :)
Shorter rear shocks have been discussed before but I don't think any one found one that would fit :(
another option, if you are having trouble touching the ground, is to take some foam out of the seat :)

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Slartibartfast
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Thu Sep 28, 2017 11:27 pm

Hi!

Re-sculpting the seat would help a little, especially if you were to make it both a little lower and a little narrower.

Could you maybe gain a little by dropping the forks slightly in the clamps? Nothing drastic or you'll negatively affect the handling but maybe half an inch or so wouldnt hurt?

How much do you need to lower it? My old F650 Dakar was ridiculously tall (I'm a 32" inside leg) and pretty much had to guess which foot I would be putting down when I stopped! Soon got used to it though.

edit:just re-read your post to answer my own question :oops:
Nelsonmd wrote: My 4runner on the other hand... I decided she needed to be a girl only because I spent so much time underneath/inside her, I didn't want to think of her as a dude...

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