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.