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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 01-19-2015, 11:38 PM Thread Starter
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Hey guys. Just got myself 2014 Thruxton Black\Gold and I love it. I started with a Ninja 250 a few years back, then got a Yamaha Bolt cruiser, now i got meself a cafe racer styled moto.

There is just one issue with the Thruxton. More like an issue with me, is that it is a bit high. An inch or two high. I have Bonnie Progressive 13" shocks on order and want to raise the forks. I have done a lot of research and saw that this set-up would work out for me without messing the bikes handling "too" much.

Now i am a DIY kind of guy. The rear shocks look easy enough to swap out. (I don't have a lift, but i was told as long as I do one shock at a time and someone sitting on the moto to compress the other shock a little bit i can change the rears out without issues).

As for the forks. It looks like i can only go up 13 to 15mm as the Handlebar would get in the way. Hopefully it'll be enough to balance.

So for the forks, per the image below, do i just loosen those two bolts (circled in red) and slide the forks up a bit? Do i really need a lift just to do that part? My plan is to have two people hold the Handlebar while i loosen and move one fork up at a time.

I don't feel like spending $100 on a jack for one time use.

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 01-20-2015, 07:17 AM
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Welcome to the forum!

I am not one to discuss mechanical issues on motorcycles (not yet, anyways) but you will likely get some good answers if you repost your question in the Twins section. Best of luck!


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