Lowering 2007 R1200RT using Hyperpro Lowering Kit.
So, I've reviewed all of the threads on lowering bike heights on the RT's, including shocks, low seats, custom seats, increasing the height of your boot soles, etc, etc. I happened to run across this web page from Hyperpro, that sells a 25mm lowering kit for $330.
Has anyone had any experience with this solution?
Thanks for the information.
[QUOTE=c_artgo;855616]I just recently installed the lowering springs on my 09 RT. I removed the shocks myself but had to take them to a shop to have the shocks taken apart and the new springs installed. I have taken the RT out several times since the install and the lower ride height is great, feet flat on the ground and much easier to move around or park. The ride with the new progressive springs is better than stock, a very stable ride although you loose a little ground clearance. I haven't had any problem with the side stand and it is a little harder to put up on the center stand but not that difficult. I would go for it.[/QUOTE]
Thanks, good information. If lowering the seat is not enough, this will be my next option.
Lowering the stands is no big deal
My 2008 Rt came with hyperpro shocks lowered. The PO had the side stand cut and it was still way too tall and he left the center stand full sized. It took two of us to get it on the center stand. I bought a used center stand and took it to our local independent motor cycle shop. He cut the centerstand and inserted a rod to strengthen it and welded it together for $25.00. I still have the original one; so if you need to return it to stock do not fear. I'll send it to you.