How many have lowered their F800GS?

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  1. 10Cup

    10Cup Long timer

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    Was wondering if when lowering you had to get a different kick stand also how does the center stand work?

    I am looking at the Hyperpro spring set to lower my bike 1.4" currently and wondering what I'll run into when it's lowered.

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  2. TheCowboy

    TheCowboy back in the saddle again

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    Mike, I don't see anything on that Website that covers the GS model, only the S models.

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  3. nat_han

    nat_han 2 Wheelers By Choice.. =]

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    Mike,

    the only clue i have to any news on f800gs lowering kit is the one at Touratech's website which is by Hyperpro...

    cheers. the mechanic i visit told me that a change in even 2-3cm will alter the bike's handling characteristics very much.. the Hyperpro's one is a massive 5cm.. not sure how the bike will look also after its being "lowered"..
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  4. peter_sd

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    Stupid question, If you want a lowerd 800 why not just buy the 650 ?
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  5. ROYAL COACHMAN

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    Ease up Pal! Its fair question:rolleyes
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  6. Possu

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    A friend sitted the Hyperpro lowering kit to her F800GS. Centre stand was still usable but I had to shorten the sidestand by about 15mm so that it leant over over at a safe angle. I also welded a 3mm thick piece of steel plate to the underside to increase the footprint. With hindsight, I should have shortened itby an additional 2-3mm max.
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  8. 10Cup

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    Yup........should have gone that way. Too late now my friend I already have the 800. :wink:

    The Hyperpro guys told me today that they were going to stop carrying the lowering kit for the F800GS, no reason just not going forward with it so I canceled mine and plan to grow longer legs...........:1drink
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    More top end power, dual discs, more off-road oriented wheel sizes, and beefier front forks. Different color choices, too !

    Seat height is not the only difference. :D

    I'm 6'3", but my wife isn't, so I don't mind hearing the answer.
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  10. peter_sd

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    If you lower it you are kind of defeating the off road abilities of the bike. MY wife has a 650 and the engine is almost as strong as the 800.
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  11. peter_sd

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    I meant that i had a stupid question not that his was stupid
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  12. nat_han

    nat_han 2 Wheelers By Choice.. =]

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    never had seen such a stupid reply to a simple statement.:lol3
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  13. peter_sd

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    :rofl
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  14. ROYAL COACHMAN

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    My apologies to you for misunderstanding your question.
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