Tips on installing lowering kit Tenere 660

Discussion in 'Australia' started by BoundaryRider, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. BoundaryRider

    BoundaryRider ApprenticeAdventurer

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    I want to change the seat height of my Tenere 660 on a regular basis depending on type of terrain. However, I can't afford to pay to have this done 2 or 3 times a year.
    Can a monkey do this without special tools and can anyone give a run down as to how its done, please.
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  2. XRman

    XRman Long timer

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    There are a couple of ways to lower seat height.
    1) a thinner seat foam and then add an air hawk for those times when you want a thicker seat. Or get a second seat.
    2) lower the suspension and use the standard seat foam

    If you go for 2) then you can use a lowering link which is not a really difficult job for the average rider assuming you have the tools to pull your rear suspension off and reassemble it. Time 1-2 hours approx.

    However lowering links alter the geometry of the bike and this can be an issue. A better way is to have a suspension guru alter the internals to give less shock travel.
    In either method you will need to slip the fork tubes through the clamps to level the bike , rather than riding it like a chopper.
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  3. BoundaryRider

    BoundaryRider ApprenticeAdventurer

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    Thanks XRman, I first bought an after market seat that takes the dip out of the seat but makes it taller by 40mm.
    Then lowered the rear by 50mm and the front by about 25mm. This works fine except last ride to the Vic high country I bottomed out a lot. Possibly doing the simpson this year and thinking to jack it up again, just not sure if I need special tools for the job.
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