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Old 10-18-2009, 02:23 AM   #1
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lowering an F800gs or raising a F650gs?

Hi guys,
I'm looking at both bikes and they each need something to fit my 32.5" inseam. I'm one that likes/needs both feet to be on the ground at a stop light but I want to get as much ground clearence in the process for a Dual sport bike. Both would use the "low seat" to get we what I'm looking for. Hyperpro would be my 1st choice for aftermarket springs if I need to go that route.
Here are my 2 options. Lower the F800gs's suspension about 1" and use the low seat OR Somehow raise the F650's suspension 1" but still use the low seat to get to the 32.5. See my line of thinking? The purchace is still a few months away so I have plenty of time for the squirrels to duke it out in my head ;-)

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Old 10-18-2009, 07:30 AM   #2
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Have you sat on an F800. You should be flat footed with a 32.5 inseam.
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Old 10-18-2009, 08:31 AM   #3
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yes I did, took a test ride w/ the low seat, was on my toes at a stop light. A little over an inch lower is all I'm looking for.
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Old 10-18-2009, 05:14 PM   #4
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Raise the front forks an inch in the triple clamps, gives you about 15mm lower at the seat. Suspsension settles down over time too. Id try that first before dropping the coin on lowering/raising. I did that with my F800GS and Im looking to put it back up to stock height now after 10,000km.
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Old 10-19-2009, 06:11 AM   #5
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Looking for a little more than that. I'd like to get both heels on the ground if not... almost there.
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