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I bought my 01 a few months back and im pretty sure its lowered. I measured the front forks (the exposed portion of the strut itself) and have 3 to 3.5" of "travel". The rear has a 3 possible positions and is currently on the middle of the three. Whats the best way to go about raising it back to stock? Im 6'2" and its just to short. Thanks a lot!





 

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There is probably more at play than just having the suspension lowered. It could be that the forks were modified to lower it, or they could be just slid up the triple clamp a bit ( which is an easy fix). If they were modified then you could be spending some cash to bring it back to stock. I'm not familiar enough with the 929, but what you may be looking at is the preload adjustment on the rear shock. I don't recall ride height being adjustable on the rear shock. Anyhow, find the specs for suspension travel, and compare. The best figure to get is seat height. 3.5 inches sounds pretty normal for the front end tho.
 

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You can't measure the "exposed" part of the fork as that is only the preload. You would have to measure the bottom fairing to the ground clearance to actually determine if it is lowered. The rear of the bike is not lowered by the shock either, it gets a new "dogbone" in place of the stock one. It is easy to tell an aftermarket one, as it will have multiple holes for lowering options. It should also have one for a stock setting. If your clip-ons are pretty far down the tubes of the forks, that's how they lowered it in the front! A quick check should be sufficient to tell if it is lowered.
 

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Ok then the rear is lowered for sure using the dog bone you suggested.. I'll check the front though. The previous owner was a female and I just keep getting told it looks lowered and I can also tell by the way I sit on it compared to other bikes. Thanks for the help guys!
 

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The front will/should have a good portion of shock sticking up above the triple if that's how it was lowered. The new dogbone should also have a stock setting (furtherst away from the front hole I think? might be closest... I think the latter is correct). Either way, easy fix for the rear, easy enough for the front, just make sure you move everything evenly in the front!
 

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Maybe I should take a picture of the front end so you can see.. Im not quite sure if it was lowered that way as I cant tell the difference.
 

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Maybe I should take a picture of the front end so you can see.. Im not quite sure if it was lowered that way as I cant tell the difference.
Great idea! Try to get a few different shots of the triple area, and a few close-ins of the dogbone/shock mount area. If the dogbone has multiple holes drilled in it, I can pretty much assure you it is aftermarket/lowered. The forks would be best to view a pic to let you know. The other easier way to tell if they lowered it by dropping everything down the forks is to turn your bars to full lock on both sides. I noticed that every bike I have seen that has been lowered this way will either hit the tank, or come extremely close! I rode one guys 600RR around the yard and noticed how crappy it felt lowered 3", and the bars touching the tank constantly wanted to pinch my hands even when not at full lock. :thumbd:
 

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Added pics to the top, hope it helps
Front is stock and rear is lowered 2" with the lowering link. You can put the rear back to stock by moving the bolt to the front hole on the lowering link or replace it with a stock link.
 
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