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Motorcycle Talk => Connie Droppers Anonymous => Topic started by: barberman on January 20, 2018, 06:44:43 pm

Title: There is a cure for the dropsies
Post by: barberman on January 20, 2018, 06:44:43 pm
And I just discovered it this week after installing Soups' lowering links. Yes, better footing helps. But a side effect of lowering is the changing of the center of gravity. (discussion in "suspension and adjustments")  Takes away that top heaviness at slow speeds.  I drop no more. KJ
Title: Re: There is a cure for the dropsies
Post by: Runner on January 20, 2018, 11:40:34 pm
@ KJ :" I drop no more. "

Jeez, man, don't tempt fate with something like that!  ;D

And who is this 'Soup' of whom you speak? I am interested in lowering my C-10 as much as possible. For some reason...  :great:

Ed
Title: Re: There is a cure for the dropsies
Post by: JimBob on January 21, 2018, 04:14:34 pm
@ KJ :" I drop no more. "

Jeez, man, don't tempt fate with something like that!  ;D

And who is this 'Soup' of whom you speak? I am interested in lowering my C-10 as much as possible. For some reason...  :great:

Ed


Soupy made lowering links for the C10. Search for “Soupy’s Lowering Link” on the forum. Don’t think he’s making them anymore.


You can only realistically drop about 1” - partly because you can’t get but *maybe* 1” in the forks (think it’s actually less), and also because you just start bottoming out.


Dropped mine 1” - had these problems. Now I’m at about 1/2” and that makes a good difference for me (I’m 5’9”, and wear riding boots with a heel).
Title: Re: There is a cure for the dropsies
Post by: Runner on January 22, 2018, 12:18:51 am
Thanks Jim Bob. I guess lowering the bike ain't the answer. Checking with my local orthopedic surgeon about lower leg extensions...  :))

Ed
Title: Re: There is a cure for the dropsies
Post by: barberman on January 22, 2018, 06:14:12 pm
Mornin',  I measured how much I lowered and it came out to 6 9/16ths. The original stock length is 6 1/4".  Still retain stock K.S. and WAY reduces that top heaviness w/ a full tank. Slow speed maneuvering is much improved too. KJ
Title: Re: There is a cure for the dropsies
Post by: connie_rider on January 22, 2018, 06:40:51 pm
Barberman, your measuring the drop incorrectly.
You gave us the change at the Link. That amount was 5/16"
Because of the lengths and ratio's, the actual drop of the bike is much greater than the change at the Link.
   I suspect your 5/16" change amounts to about 1 1/4" drop...

To determine how much the bike was lowered;
   Before adding the Link; (with bike on center stand) measure from the frame to the axle.
   After adding the Link; (with bike on center stand) measure from the frame to the axle.

The actual drop is the difference in the 2 measurement's.

NOTE: After lowering you need to set the Suspension Sag.
          I watched several YouTube video's before doing the adjust.
          This seemed like the easiest to understand. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtzTyCKh5fY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtzTyCKh5fY)


Hope this helps.
       Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: There is a cure for the dropsies
Post by: barberman on January 22, 2018, 07:05:34 pm
Ted, You are correct. Measuring at the link just worked better for me, then sitting on it. You are probably right about seat height dropping 1 1/4. Thanks, KJ
Title: Re: There is a cure for the dropsies
Post by: JimBob on January 23, 2018, 02:25:15 am
Thanks Jim Bob. I guess lowering the bike ain't the answer. Checking with my local orthopedic surgeon about lower leg extensions...  :))

Ed


Lemme know what the doc says...I’d like to be about 6’2”


Maybe we can get a group discount.  :D