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post #41 of 50 (permalink) Old 10-29-2016, 12:14 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by kari4711 View Post
Hi wytco0!

What exactly you have done to lower the front?

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Hi Gerhard, I just raised the forks in the triple clamp by the amount recommended by Metisse (I think it was 11mm)
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post #42 of 50 (permalink) Old 10-29-2016, 03:08 PM
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Thx. wytco0!
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post #43 of 50 (permalink) Old 04-23-2017, 07:51 AM
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Do you have any experience with these products?


Thanks for the information
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post #44 of 50 (permalink) Old 06-01-2017, 04:11 AM
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I hope it is OK to resurrect an old (but extremely helpful and informative) thread here. I have had my AT now a week and doing as many miles as I can to ascertain what I need to do ergonomically for my personal tastes and riding - and ageing frame and body.

I am thinking I will likely go the lowering route (for a variety of reasons) - the front runners for me I think are the Soupy's system or krooztune rather than removing or changing the suspension unit or spring - the adjustable version does seem like a good option from where I sit at the moment. Any further feedback or experiences, alternatives, comments much appreciated. My riding is likely to be 90% tarmac. Thanks.
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post #45 of 50 (permalink) Old 06-01-2017, 10:18 AM
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John look back in this thread and you will see my post about the soupys link. I am very well pleased with the results and think it is the best bang for the buck especially with its adjustability. I do recommend you marking your headlight height before starting so you can adjust it when done if need be.

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Rather than lowering the suspension, I upgraded mine and it got even higher. I bought the very expensive Touratech Low seat, which in the low position is about .8" lower than the stock seat in the low position.

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Thank you - Soupy's is winging its way to the UK
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post #48 of 50 (permalink) Old 06-03-2017, 11:15 AM
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Back on the low seat for a moment, does Honda offer it with the blue/black colorway to match the stock seat on the tricolor AT?
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post #49 of 50 (permalink) Old 06-14-2017, 04:55 AM
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Just an update FWIW - Soupy gave excellent service, ordered on a Friday and delivered here in UK 3 days later on the Monday. Now all fitted with adjustable side stand (with professional help) The overall situation now for me is that with the stock seat in the low setting I am almost an inch lower than the low seat in its lowest position in terms of feet on the ground - which is pretty much exactly what I wanted, I find the stock seat softer than the low one, and I have a little less knee bend. The front was dropped about 30% of the rear drop.

Only done about 150 miles since the mod but it is feeling good, handling fine and much better on stops where there is a very adverse camber/hill or both together etc.

Got some OEM boxes nearly new - and after losing the will to live looking at the exploded diagrams of the lock mechanism (Mike) they are going into dealership today with my spare key. Larger screen on its way which I know is likely to need a trim - but after that it really feels like I am getting there.
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post #50 of 50 (permalink) Old 01-09-2018, 09:25 AM
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When I picked my bike up 3 weeks ago I new I would have to lower it to feel comfortable with it. I looked at the Krooztune kit but got sticker shock when I saw the price. I had seen a thread about Soupy's adjustable like and thought for $130 bucks its worth a try. I ordered the link on a Monday afternoon and received it Thursday afternoon. I first measured the height of the bike to have an idea on how much I was going to lower it. The components in the link look to be of good quality and it took less than 45 minutes to install. Soupy's recommends dropping the forks tubes between 30 and 50% of what you drop the rear so I took the rear down 44mm and the front down 13mm. The only problem I had was that the bolt through the bottom of the shock was hitting the link adjuster nut so I took a grinder to it and removed the portion of bolt that protruded beyond the nut. ( see red arrow in pic). Overall I think its a good product for us shorter riders and the price is right. OH by the way I did not order the adjustable stand but at 44mm I should have, you can probably get away with it (I am) but its border line.

How is your lowering link holding up? Reading this thread about Soupy's links breaking has made me think twice about getting it. It looks a bit twisted in your install.

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