Lowered, yes another lowering thread. Job done
Okay so just a quick review not that there aren't enough threads on this but will kinda do a quick summary.
My level of wrenching is a 8.5 out of 10, I almost do all my own mechanic work yet I know I am not professional. Important I think, I have a full 2 tier roll away tool box so my point is if I need it I usually have it or can certainly improvise.
In another thread mentioned seeing a lot of clearance as I have aftermarket Cobras, there was NO need to remove exhaust, very easy access, no issue at all.
Took me about 1 hr. 20 mins. Only thing I will say is a must for this job is a low boy floor jack, my 2 ton never would have worked that well, I would have fought with it. So I had 2 other jacks to use that worked perfect plus jack stands.
#1 learn right off the bat that you will be moving the rear tire up and down in turn moving the suspension over and over to remove and install. I laughed because when I got in the position where both bolts holding the brackets we're out then the bracket per instruction should just fall out, NOPE not for me had to raise the rear higher so that then it would fall out so again, just be prepared to go up and down for positioning on the complete job, very easy mind you just very necessary. LOL
So it was truly a very easy job, 5 out of 10 on the mechanic scale at worst.
Outcome, great feel to the bike, now I am only running a 200 right now so there is still space and the bikes in most the threads are based on the 230 with a 2" lowering. But I will say again the feel is tremendous and totally different. My bike was set on #5 shock position and here it comes :-) damn my luck I could not move it into position #6 which I wanted too(no correct tools). I do not have the factory tool and I hoped to just be able to lift the suspension then use a punch and hand sledge to move it, Nope, was not budging so I bailed out on it ASAP, was not going to worry, nor fight or screw anything up. I have not seen any mention by anyone in any thread how they move their shock position or should we say what tool other than a factory wrench they use very curious what others use.
So there is my take, did not go into a bunch of detail because seriously it was very very easy and the outcome was very very good !!!
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