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    Question Low suspension conversion?

    I currently ride a 2013 1200GSW - regular suspension and low seat position. Although I love the bike, there are times when my challenged height (5'7') creates its' own challenge. Does anyone know how difficult it is to lower the suspension somewhat. It may be more economical to trade it for a low sus model!! Any thoughts are appreciated.

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    Hello,
    If you want to keep the same bike, I'd recommend contacting Herman here to get all the info about lowering, conversions and custom fitting your suspension to your needs.

    https://wheelsandwings.net/

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    I have a lowered 2017 GS. At 5'9" it can be a challenge when I forget I'm in two-up bags mode riding solo.

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    Talk to Klaus(?) at EPM performance about the Hyperpro progressive lowering springs. They will give you about an inch or more. Works with your existing ESA. Will work wonders!

    http://epmperf.com/wp-content/upload...its-6-2017.pdf
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    Remember that if you lower the bike you will also have to buy a new side stand and center stand (or pay to have someone cut and weld them if you can't do that yourself). The economics of retrofitting this starts to work against you as you start adding up all these numbers. With the new 1250s out you might be able to score an '18 for a huge discount with a trade.
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    Lower suspension

    Quote Originally Posted by pappy35 View Post
    Remember that if you lower the bike you will also have to buy a new side stand and center stand (or pay to have someone cut and weld them if you can't do that yourself). The economics of retrofitting this starts to work against you as you start adding up all these numbers. With the new 1250s out you might be able to score an '18 for a huge discount with a trade.
    Ok, sounds like I may have an option here and will check that out with Klaus. Thanks

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    FWIW, the Hyperpro progressive lowering springs don't lower the bike at rest, they allow more 'sag' when you sit on the bike. Side / Center stands don't require any modifications. You can go back to stock by replacing the OEM springs.
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    For the cost of shocks and center stand and side stand you might just want to take the loss of that on a new 18 low.

    Your gonna love the 18's transmission.

    I know a bike probably paid off to buying new but to sink 3K into lowering a bike seems like 3K on a new bike is better spent.
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    Hyperpro progressive springs

    Ok thanks - those deserve some attention, I will check them out.

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