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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 04-22-2018, 04:25 PM Thread Starter
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Any suggestions please on lowering solutions
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Yep. I used the Metisse collar on the rear shock & we dropped the forks through the triple clamps 30mm & it's perfect for me at 5'8". We also cut the stand down to suit. I have a centre stand on there but didn't need to cut it. Handling is not affected although it may bottom the rear easier. I haven't managed to do that yet though.
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Always assumed handling is affected negatively when you change the ground clearance from stock. how much did you end up lowering your KTM 1090 overall?
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post #4 of 30 (permalink) Old 05-01-2018, 10:11 PM
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I went with https://motolabdirtbikes.com/ he lowered my 1090 2 inches so im at 33 inches and didn't loose much clearance. The bike performs great and im more confident putting my foot down. Im 30 inch inseam and 5 ft 9
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Hey Adventurer, 30-40mm lower with springs on factory settings. If you are bottoming the suspension out increase spring preload front & rear. As far as geometry is concerned, it handles so much better than anything else I've owned, I can't pick it.

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post #6 of 30 (permalink) Old 06-22-2018, 02:24 AM
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hi could you give more details on how you lowered your bike
What is MOST RECOMENDED KIT.
What was the cost ?
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post #7 of 30 (permalink) Old 06-24-2018, 07:01 PM
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Camel Rider, rear shock out, compress spring & remove factory collar. Fit custom lowering collar, reassemble & reinstall. Loosen triple clamps & drop fork tubes through so they protrude through the top. The side stand will need to be shortened or I think a shorter one can be purchased. Check your local dealer for that. A few hundred dollars is cheaper than dropping your 1090 if you lose your footing.
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My bike is in for a service today (600 miles) it is also getting the Metisse collar fitted. Iím hoping it does the trick for me.
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post #9 of 30 (permalink) Old 07-24-2018, 01:19 PM
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Just got back from the dealers.

The bike serviced and itís been lowered. It has made a big difference to me.

Iíve only done about 25 miles so far and I cannot notice any difference on the road apart from the additional power available to me after the service
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My bike is in for a service today (600 miles) it is also getting the Metisse collar fitted. Iím hoping it does the trick for me.



I also have the Metisse collar fitted to my bike, although it does help another extra inch would be nice.


I was looking at a solution from a company called Solid Performance but after a month of run around and then finally, sorry cant do it for ya. I have decided to take my time and figure this out over the winter when I will not be using my bike.
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