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post #21 of 42 (permalink) Old 07-28-2016, 05:17 AM Thread Starter
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Here are a couple of photos of my shorter stand - excellent quality on par with the original and very solid. This was from Krooztune who now do a complete lowering kit for the AT that includes the shorter side stand and an insert for the centre stand that you cut yourself then get welded or could bolt it. Attached is a photo of my bike with the full lowering and stand mods.
Thanks Vaughan, it looks nice, I contacted them yesterday to see if they will sell the side-stand separately but so far no reply.
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post #22 of 42 (permalink) Old 07-28-2016, 01:55 PM
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Hi,
Interested in the dog bone change with new side stand. I tried to remove my stock spring to fit a hyperpro lowered one but could not get the unit out the swing arm area !!!
Could you tell me how to get in touch with kroostune as I am in the uk.
Any info much appreciated.
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Hi,
Interested in the dog bone change with new side stand. I tried to remove my stock spring to fit a hyperpro lowered one but could not get the unit out the swing arm area !!!
Could you tell me how to get in touch with kroostune as I am in the uk.
Any info much appreciated.
John, have a look at this thread post 2 it might help.
Removing the Rear Shock
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Hi, Thanks I followed that thread when I attempted the job and even removed the rectifier but there wasn't enough clearance for it to lift out I was going to remove the lower dog leg and coolant bottle to create more room but gave up 😡
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Hi, Thanks I followed that thread when I attempted the job and even removed the rectifier but there wasn't enough clearance for it to lift out I was going to remove the lower dog leg and coolant bottle to create more room but gave up 😡
Its is a bit fiddly and really needs 2 people but once you lift the swing arm up its not too bad. Good luck.
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Hi Johncroz62, the people I used are Krooztune with a Z not S, easily found on the web. David is the Owner / Doer who did mine so I can't advise how he removed the shock assy. I think that he did it all from below without even removing the seat, but he has the lifting bike stand of course so that must make it easier. The lowering on my bike uses the same springs and shocks so only the mechanical "dogbone" linkage is changed (by about 15mm) on the rear, and spacers plus raising the fwd struts in the triple clamps by 10mm. This means that the (somewhat soft) suspension characteristics are very closely maintained but the whole bike sits 40mm lower. Earlier in the thread I give some of the numbers that are important to me, such as lean angle and ground clearances etc.
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Hi Johncroz62, I clearly did not think this through - of course Krooztune did not need to remove my original shock assy as they only changed the mechanical links below - DUH!
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Soupy's Performance is now offering lowering links and adjustable kickstands for the Africa Twin. These turnbuckle style links will allow you to adjust the rear ride height of the bike infinitely between stock height and a -4 inch drop. No need to remove bolts and disassemble the rear suspension every time you raise or lower your bike.

Soupy is a local Michigan friend of mine. It is a small family business that makes quality parts. If you are looking to lower your bike, consider supporting a US small business and motorcycle enthusiast.

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Hi Vaughan,

Was this the kit you have got? https://krooztune.store/shop/adventu...-lowering-kit/

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Hi Vaughan,

Was this the kit you have got? https://krooztune.store/shop/adventu...-lowering-kit/

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