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Apr 09

Posts: 1

cneil says:

Lowering seat height

I am considering buying a Honda CB1300 - although the seat height is 790mm, because of the width of the seat, I need to lower it by 30mm to get my feet firmly on the floor. I have been told the name of a company who make made to measure rear shockabsorbers and could make me a pair which would acheive my aim. My question is:-  if I do this will it be detrimental to the handling - someone told me I may have to lower the yoke by the same amount.

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Mar 09

Posts: 8597

jaffa90 says:


My advice is keep the bike standard ,:biggrin:find an upholsterer or ask at the local bike dealer for same ,they can cut 30mm from under the base of the seat and restaple it,tell your ins, job done:biggrin: Or buy a cbf 1000 like mine and ajust the seat to low .:biggrin::biggrin::biggrin::biggrin::biggrin::biggrin::biggrin: 

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Sep 06

Posts: 4

zxr33 says:

seat height

I own a CB1300 and i lowered the front end by raising the forks through the yokes, its quickened the turn in speed which is why i did it. now i'm no expert but i think if you lower the rear end by changing shocks surely its the opposite effect of lowering the front end, it would raise it therefore slowing turn in speed. I agree with jaffa90 if you need to lower the seat height do it by changing the seat. but like i said.. im no expert.

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