Allen Kelly Posted April 30, 2020 Share Posted April 30, 2020 One of the things I have struggled with as far as making adjustments to my bike has been the height of the T7. When I bought it the only things I got done was the centre stand and the chain guard. I wanted to ride it for a while and get the feel of the bike and then make my decisions on what to add and what to remove. To date I have fitted most of the add on bits thanks mainly to the lock down. (I have done more on this bike in a month than I had done in years on all my past bikes.) My being what those over six foot would call vertically challenged I will admit that there have been times that I would have liked a couple more inches on my feet. My height is 171cm or 5’6 ½”in my boots and shrinking with age and I have come to the conclusion that the bike is just that bit too tall for my comfort. I don’t doubt that there will be some that will disagree with what I am about to say and that is fine. My last bike was a XT660R that I absolutely flogged the guts out of and the only time I bottomed out was when heavy rock hopping. Its ground clearance was 210mm So I bit the bullet and firstly bought the lower seat this dropped it by 18mm this allowed me to completely flat foot one side with the other on the ball of my foot. I rode around like that for a while but still felt I needed a little more so I changed the dog bones and lowered the front forks 10mm and now it feels perfect and its clearance is still 28mm higher than the XT. Most importantly I can get either foot flat when I need to. Technically it is a reasonably simple job if you have the appropriate tools and a separate stand as you will need the centre and side stand out of the way for part of the operation. I didn’t take photos as you need both of your hands to do it but I can mock it up if anyone wants me to. Cheers Allen. 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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