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    Lowering kit for the F800GS

    I have just ordered a Hyperpro 50mm Lowering kit from Touratech for my '09 F800GS. I was just wondering if anybody has ever installed one and what they thought?

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    What does the kit include and how much lower will it make the bike?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Motowalt View Post
    What does the kit include and how much lower will it make the bike?
    The kit includes 2 new front fork springs and oil and a new spring for the rear shock. It is supposed to reduce height by 50mm-aprox 2 inches. You can see a picture on the Touratec site www.touratech-usa.com or a couple of other sites-it seems my purchase is a little confusing the way the distributing went.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Man View Post
    I have just ordered a Hyperpro 50mm Lowering kit from Touratech for my '09 F800GS. I was just wondering if anybody has ever installed one and what they thought?
    Ordered Jan '09 from http://www.epmperf.com/lowering-links.htm, installed by dealer, very happy with it after 7500 miles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CourtFisher View Post
    Ordered Jan '09 from http://www.epmperf.com/lowering-links.htm, installed by dealer, very happy with it after 7500 miles.
    That's good to hear. I only became aware of EPM yesterday. When I got routed to EPM from what I thought was the distributor for a little pre install info he was kind of cranky that I didn't by the kit from him. Had I known the situation or known of him I would have as he pointed out it would be about $60.00 cheaper and he sounds like the guy with the knowledge. Stopping and starting an order is usually a PITA. I'm glad your happy with the change, hope I am also. Thanks Gary
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    Thumbs up Kit is installed-front and rear

    Quite a mechanical event, 2 new front fork springs and oil and new coil over spring on the rear shock. Only about 100 miles so far and it has changed the character of the bike. I will ride some more and the next determination will be how much to shorten the side stand as on dead flat ground the bike in too vertical I think a slight tap would send it over no big deal but I want everything to settle out before I take out what looks to be 3/4 of an inch. I hate cutting things three times and finding them still short!!!! overall- so far.
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