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Hi all
Think of having the dealer lower my 2002 S4 1 inch...
I dont have to do it but it would ne nice to put both feet down flat......Will it change the bike alot???
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As long as you don't ride it so that you're in danger of scraping pegs or exhaust, it will just make the bike easier for you to ride.
 

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I lowered my other bikes, as I like low profile on HD's. My monster I left stock.
 

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If you just use the bike for freeway & comuting use, do it. If you ride it in a "spirited" maner, these bikes are short on ground clearance as they come & you'll just make a bad situation worse.
 

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Norm; short on ground clearance???
I've got about 1/4" of chicken strip on my tires, and IMHO, that qualifies as spirited riding. Haven't dragged anything yet.......

I've got my S4 set up with static sag at 1 1/2" front, 1 7/8" rear.
That's probably more sag than most people run, but I don't bottom out on big bumps, so it's OK in my book.
I'm about 160 lbs ready to ride.
I'm running less spring preload than stock, so if you're lighter than me, you could probably get it a 1/2" lower just by setting the sag right.
If you haven't set the static sag yet, try that before you lower it.
 
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I agree with ya Norm. The Monster is shy on clearance and you WILL slam the header pipe when the pace picks up. That being said, if you lower an S4 one inch, that puts you close to the same height as a 750/900.
 
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Thanks for all the replys,I will leave stock and adjust the suspension for now and see how that goes, also I am wearing taller shoes which help out in city driving. Gotta admit love my MONSTER!!!!!!
 

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Morbin,
Have you changed your battery yet?
 
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No dogg,
Ordered replacement from interstate battries....should be in this week....gel type battery, for 75.00 should work out ok?
 

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I've been told to look at doing something to the seat. Carving out some foam might help. Haven't done it yet, but it makes sense. I have a monster 750 2002 and other ppl have suggested getting an 02 M620 seat. don't know if that will help with your bike, but just wanted to throw that out.

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No dogg,
Ordered replacement from interstate battries....should be in this week....gel type battery, for 75.00 should work out ok?
I looked in the "battery" thread, and saw that you ordered the yt-12b-x from Interstate. Similar P/N to the Yuasa YT12B-BS, could well be a battery made by Yuasa for Interstate.

It can't be any worse than the GS units.
 

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Ya know, Speeddog, there's a reason they call them chicken (or pussy) stripes!!
 

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Ya know, Speeddog, there's a reason they call them chicken (or pussy) stripes!!
Nah, they're smart strips. I've got more tire left if I need it...... ;D
 
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