UNlowering a 1999 F650 Strada SE? Can it be done?

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Bleemus, Mar 27, 2013.

  1. Bleemus

    Bleemus Long timer

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    I have a line on a 1999 F650 SE for a fair price. This one has been lowered. I have sat on one that has been lowered before and found it too low for comfort. Being a newbie to F650s is it possible to undo the lowering myself or is it something permanent that I cannot undo? Sorry if this is a stupid question. Long time lurker ready to join into the fray.
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  2. Scottysix9

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    Yes, it can be done. The rear end components are the same for both the ST & the Fundo.

    To raise it you will need new linkage plates and remove the spacer on the spring. Then drop the forks. A stock side & center stand will be needed as well. Or have yours extended.

    The ST has an 18" front wheel vs. the 19" on the Funduro so it will be a bit lower.
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  3. Bleemus

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    Thanks for the reply Scotty. Are these mods you mention expensive enough to modify my offer?

    A Funduro should be fun right?
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