Drop your bike write up with pics
Welcome guest, is this your first visit? Create Account now to join.

Welcome to the Motorcycle Forum.

Register ButtonIf this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed.

Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Can Ride And Chew Gum
    My Bike(s)
    2004 Yamaha Warrior XV1700
    Location
    Cincinnati,Ohio
    Posts
    2,057

    Dropped my bike! How to with pics!

    Well I did it today....maybe a better word is "lowered".
    Here is a write up with pics for all to enjoy.

    Tools needed Ratchet 8 inch extension 10,12,14,15,and 17 mm Sockets 1 17 mm wrench ,8mm allen from your took kit, .Floor jack,and a smaller hydrolic type jack.
    1st Make or Purchase a set of lowering bones.I selected to make a set of 7.5 inches long. See pic #1 You will need to notch the right side bone ,or it will bottom out on the frame see pic # 8
    2nd Remove the 2 side covers,and the tool box,and cover on the left side.See pic #2
    3rd Remove the cover from the right side....1 8mm allen from your tool kit.
    4th Remove Fuse box holder brackets 3 screws.See pic #3
    5th Break the nuts loose from the right side 17 mm wrench 17 mm socket.See pic # 5 ,and 7
    Break them loose from the right side,then put the wrench on the nut ,and go to the left side ,and ratchet them off.
    6th Support your bike with the floor jack,and a 2x4.
    7th Remove the mono spring from the forward most bolt,and let it slide down so you can remove the bolt from the dogbone.See pic #6
    8th Put in your new dogbones,and replace both bolts,then put the small jack under the spring,and lift it up using the jack until it is in place for the bolt that holds it.
    9th Tighten it all up.
    10th Put your covers back on,and Enjoy!
    This I would rate a 3.5 out of 5 wrenches difficulty.This should take you about 1-2 hours to complete.
    GOOD LUCK!
    CS

  2. Remove Advertisements
    MotorcycleForums.net
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    Can Ride And Chew Gum
    My Bike(s)
    2004 Yamaha Warrior XV1700
    Location
    Cincinnati,Ohio
    Posts
    2,057

    More pics

    Pics
    Allow yourself 1-2 hours.
    On the difficulty scale I register this as a 3.5 out of 5 wrenches.
    CS

  4. #3

  5. Remove Advertisements
    MotorcycleForums.net
    Advertisements
     

  6. #4
    U.B's LoveChild
    My Bike(s)
    07 C90
    Location
    Innisfil,ON
    Posts
    1,026
    Nice work Burn, looks good!
    Who gave me these damn directions?

  7. #5
    In Training
    My Bike(s)
    2007 M50
    Location
    Fairmont, WV
    Posts
    132
    Looks good, how much did it change the ride?

  8. #6
    Can Ride And Chew Gum
    My Bike(s)
    2004 Yamaha Warrior XV1700
    Location
    Cincinnati,Ohio
    Posts
    2,057
    Rides the same..The seat seam sits at 22 1/4 inches..really low.
    I can really notice a difference when sitting on it ,but I haven't pushed it yet.
    Feels like my stock bars are now apes. lol
    I'll have to turn them down a bit I guess.
    CS


 

Sponsored Links

 

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. 3" drop for the M
    By ILIKEBUTTERNUTSQUASH in forum Marauder M50 Secret Hideaway
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 10-21-2007, 09:19 PM
  2. How NOT to drop your bike... and how to recover if you did!
    By LeeWonnacott in forum Tips & Training
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 11-02-2006, 05:23 PM
  3. To drop or not to drop, that is the question
    By packies2 in forum The Paddock
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 08-16-2006, 09:12 AM
  4. How many times drop new bike?
    By farmbone in forum The Paddock
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 08-10-2005, 12:09 AM
  5. I learned how to drop/set down my bike
    By St0nkingByte in forum Tips & Training
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 12-19-2004, 11:29 PM

Search tags for this page

drop bike
,

how to lower a motorcycle rear end

,
how to lower back end of motorcycle
,
how to lower front end of motorcycle
,
how to lower front of motorcycle
,
how to lower rear end of motorcycle
,
how to lower the back end of a motorcycle
,
how to lower the rear end of a motorcycle
,
how to lower the rear end of bike
,
lowering a motorcycle rear end
Click on a term to search for related topics.