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    Lowering a 2015 F 800 GT

    After getting a Day Long seat for my bike I now have the problem of not being able to get my feet out and flat on the ground. Some advice for a solution has been to loosen the clamps securing the forks on the triple tree and lower the triple tree no more than 1 inch. I know this alters the factory geometry of the rake and trail and potentially the handling of the bike. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks, Baron.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baronk View Post
    After getting a Day Long seat for my bike I now have the problem of not being able to get my feet out and flat on the ground. Some advice for a solution has been to loosen the clamps securing the forks on the triple tree and lower the triple tree no more than 1 inch. I know this alters the factory geometry of the rake and trail and potentially the handling of the bike. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks, Baron.
    The Day Long is wide but usually narrower at the front. Most folks slide forward to the narrow spot to put feet down at the stop.

    Yes you can lower the bike. But you should lower both the front and back equally. Short rear shocks are available. What to do at the front depends on what model the bike is. I am not sure about the F800GT but think the forks can be raised in the triple clamps.

    Lowering the bike then raises issues with both center stands and sidestands. Maybe your best bet is to have Russell reshape the seat a bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    The Day Long is wide but usually narrower at the front. Most folks slide forward to the narrow spot to put feet down at the stop.

    Yes you can lower the bike. But you should lower both the front and back equally. Short rear shocks are available. What to do at the front depends on what model the bike is. I am not sure about the F800GT but think the forks can be raised in the triple clamps.

    Lowering the bike then raises issues with both center stands and sidestands. Maybe your best bet is to have Russell reshape the seat a bit.
    Thanks Paul, from reviews of other RDL seat owners at the RDL site I see where that service is offered with the seat owner only paying for the to/from shipping. Shocks and stand mods certainly increase my total investment in having purchased an RDL seat, Baron.

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    HyperPro offers lowering kits for the F800GS that will lower the bike up to 50mm. It includes new springs for the front forks and shock. I do not know if they have a similar kit for your model. I suggest you contact Klaus at EPM Performance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by akbeemer View Post
    HyperPro offers lowering kits for the F800GS that will lower the bike up to 50mm. It includes new springs for the front forks and shock. I do not know if they have a similar kit for your model. I suggest you contact Klaus at EPM Performance.

    http://epmperf.com
    Kevin thanks for the info. I went to the recc. site via the link you provided and they only have lowering kits for the f 650. Not yet for the f 800 so I will bookmark the site and check it out now and then. Thanks, Baron.

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