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Lowering kit

#1
Hi everyone
We are very new to this so please bare with use.
We have recently bought a Triumph Sprint 1996
We are trying to lower it as it’s slightly to tall for my husband we have done some research and to be honest we are so confused ‍♀️ there are so many ways to lower the bike but we don’t know what would be the best way could any of you give use some advice many thanks Amanda
 

njr58

Well-Known Member
#3
Hello and welcome, can't help with the lowering on that model, but as Edders say someone will come with some useful info, keep an eye on the rideout thread as we have some good weekends you're most welcome to join in with , providing you're uk based :D
 
#4
Hello Amanda,
I have a '91 Trophy and a '98 Sprint. The seat height is quite high and they are a top-heavy bike, but once you get used to that they are really nice to ride.
Some people have reduced the height slightly by turning the eccentric chain adjusters 180 degrees. I haven't tried it so I cannot comment.

Just out of interest, what is the mileage on your bike ?
 

Mad_Dog

Well-Known Member
#5
There's a trick you can do with the rear wheel bearing that is supposed to be easy but it does affect the handling and makes the side stand too long. I had an inch off the seat and a quarter inch gel pad added. It means that I can get the balls of my feet down instead of just toes and that was enough for me :)
 

Big101

The cake is a lie
#6
Rotate the eccentric - not sure of the details on a twin swingarm Sprint. Howay Barry, you've still got your Sprint, annoy Dor by spending an hour seeing how the adjuster works :)

Shave the seat - not cheap

Looking at it from another point of view, perhaps hubby would find that these help a little: https://www.sportsbikeshop.co.uk/motorcycle_parts/content_prod/98252

You could drop the forks a bit too, but that will affect the handling and you might find that the sidestand becomes too long.

Oh, and welcome
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#7
Hello Amanda,
I have a '91 Trophy and a '98 Sprint. The seat height is quite high and they are a top-heavy bike, but once you get used to that they are really nice to ride.
Some people have reduced the height slightly by turning the eccentric chain adjusters 180 degrees. I haven't tried it so I cannot comment.

Just out of interest, what is the mileage on your bike ?
Hello Amanda,
I have a '91 Trophy and a '98 Sprint. The seat height is quite high and they are a top-heavy bike, but once you get used to that they are really nice to ride.
Some people have reduced the height slightly by turning the eccentric chain adjusters 180 degrees. I haven't tried it so I cannot comment.

Just out of interest, what is the mileage on your bike ?
Hi the bike has 2000
Hello Amanda,
I have a '91 Trophy and a '98 Sprint. The seat height is quite high and they are a top-heavy bike, but once you get used to that they are really nice to ride.
Some people have reduced the height slightly by turning the eccentric chain adjusters 180 degrees. I haven't tried it so I cannot comment.

Just out of interest, what is the mileage on your bike ?
Hi the bik has 20000 on the clock and we have bills to go with it that shows that it is genuine
thanks for your help
 
#9
[QUOTE="Big101, post: 158100, member: 7503 Howay Barry, you've still got your Sprint, annoy Dor by spending an hour seeing how the adjuster works :)
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Haway man Micky, try to keep up, see post # 4 ;).

..... and just to be pedantic, raising the forks in the yolks will lower the front end.