Feet on the ground

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Feet on the ground

Postby oxenton » Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:35 pm

Well, here I am; another newby asking the same question that's been asked 100s times; trouble is, I can't find it !

So here it comes again. At 5'7" I want to lower it enough to plant both feet (at the same time) firmly flat on the ground. I've done this on my 900 Diversion, but the GTS is (or at least feels) even top heavier. I'm a weed so I'd never pick it up ! Besides the Diversion I've also got a FZR1000 exup, but of course you sit in that bike, not on it, so no probs there. (Hope the GTS goes as well).

So my question is, can the suspension links be changed, are they available, and will they lower by at least. 1 1/2" ?

Thanks gentlemen and ladies for your tolerance; I look forward to whatever comes forth.

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Re: Feet on the ground

Postby rooyenan » Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:47 pm

Sure there is! (little man :D :D :D :D )

Check out: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Yamaha-GTS1000 ... Sw2UNbbXsQ

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Re: Feet on the ground

Postby daveett » Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:58 pm

Lowering the rear will make the steering even heavier than it is.

I've raised mine to quicken it up, so be careful what solution you apply: you may improve the feet situation to make the steering worse.

Might be better to look at a custom seat - contact Tony Archer.

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Re: Feet on the ground

Postby oxenton » Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:32 pm

Thanks folks.

All contributions appreciated.

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Re: Feet on the ground

Postby Haygood » Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:54 am

Some wose soul recommended a method of reducing the trail of the front suspension. It should be nited first that reducing trail too much could lead to gead shake. Stock trail is reportedly 100mm. The suggestion given me was to reduce this to 90mm by adding a spacer between the upper ball joint and the upoer control arm. This pushes the upper joint forward. The dimension of the spacer recommended by Trond, and passed to me by imflynn was 6.35mm. the basic idea would be to use a soacer to correct for any changes in the angle of the bike's frame brought on by tire and susoension changes, then to add a little extra, if you will, to reduce trail from stock 100mm to 90mm. I am not sure whether the 6.35mm soacer is intended to modify a stock bike, or was also intended to correct fir a particular tire combo. So, calculate your own soacer value, but the idea of using this methid to correct after lowering the rear seems like it would work.

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Re: Feet on the ground

Postby Haygood » Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:57 am

As a bonus question, can anyone tell me the length of the stock links? I suspect mine has been lowered already. Please let me know if your measurement is overall length or center-to-center. Thanks!

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Re: Feet on the ground

Postby Haygood » Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:18 am

Update:. My links are bkth stamped "4BH", so I am guessing they are originals. Center-to-center distance is 6.78", or 172mm.


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