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Hi- please can anyone help ? I need to lower my 1998 model Sprint but cannot find any lowering dog bones anywhere. Kits are available for 2000 models off the shelf. I am not looking at spending a lot of money so please no suggestions of buying a shorter rear shock. Perhaps someone might know of an independent supplier...I understand this model/year has splined bearings and not as simple as later models..
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Most people looking to lower these bikes flip the eccentrics in the swingarm, then pull the fork tubes up through the triple clamps a bit to restore the geometry. Only downside is the stands: you'll have a hell of a time getting it onto the center stand, and the side stand won't be as leaned over as it should.

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Thanks for that..It looks like that is the only option. I can chop the 2 feet of the centre stand...shorten the legs and re-weld the feet back on myself.. I will probably get my local workshop to sort out the eccentrics and forks.
The seat is presently undergoing surgery to shave a little off and my local cobbler is adding a thicker sole to my boots !
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My opinion, for whatever it's worth: Go with shaving the seat first to see if that gets you low enough. That's what I did on my dirt bike. I tried flipping the eccentrics on my Sprint, but the H pipe on my exhaust would hit on speed bumps and such. Not a good situation, so I switched them back.
 
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