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Hi guys,

do you know if Yamaha will ever release a lowering kit??

For a guy like me it is still a biiiit to high. Getting it lower would be great.

So, any idea about this?
 

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Cutting right to the chase, this is what it all comes down to: Lowering kit contains one rear shock absorber spring retainer
 

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Clicks on the link ....

reads .....

Yamaha XSR700 Lowering Kit 2016 Rear Shock Spring Retainer 25mm



So I must assume around 25mm or 2.5cm :)
 

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>:)

Of course, but assuming it is not a vertical spring and it is a central spring I wouldn´t say the retainer lenght is the lowering lenght. But maybe I am missing something...
 

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Sorry I completely missunderstood everything. Ok so it lowers the bike 25mm.

That is nice. Thanks again.
 

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Do you guys know if there is any diference between the flat seat and the default one in what comes to how high they are?
 

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I saw one with the flat seat today and at a glance - it looks narrower at the front, which I think could make a difference...

Something doesn't add up for me with the XSR700 seat height - the MT-09/FZ-09 has a claimed 815mm seat height too and I can get both feet just about flat on the floor, yet with the XSR700, I'm on my toes.

Either Yamaha are telling porky pies, or it's related to the shape of the seat, which is sort of flat-topped and splays your legs out a bit.

Either way I think they missed a trick here - this is a bike designed to attract newbies. It needs to be manageable. Hopefully a lower seat option is in the works... they'd have to be daft not to produce one.
 

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If they don´t produce one I will order a custom one for my bike. I need to get it lower for the same reasons you mentioned above.
 

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Yeah, that kind of seat JvB is producing looks way lower. It is just a pitty to lose the passanger slot, so I would go for a custom one instead.
 

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Possibly find a local car trimmer (Hukes in Hemel Hempstead do good work) and have a discussion to see if a seat mod would work for you?!
 
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