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Offline catus

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Lowering and Ninja side stand
« on: Dec 14, 2021, 10:35 AM »
Iím using the Lust block to lower my Versys 650.
Will a 2017-2019 Ninja 650 side stand - part No: 34024-0140, fit a 2011 Versys 650?
I would rather buy a new stand than cut the original.
Thanks

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Re: Lowering and Ninja side stand
« Reply #1 on: Dec 14, 2021, 03:19 PM »
its not straightforward on the Mk 3 , as i found out

https://www.versys.co.uk/index.php/topic,26076.0.html


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Re: Lowering and Ninja side stand
« Reply #2 on: Dec 14, 2021, 07:39 PM »
Your 2019 looks different to my 2011 stand.
I fitted the Lust block today and the bike still seems to lean over enough on the stand to be safe so might leave as is.
« Last Edit: Dec 14, 2021, 07:45 PM by catus »

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Re: Lowering and Ninja side stand
« Reply #3 on: Dec 14, 2021, 09:21 PM »
i managed to grind about 4mm off the back/bottom of the sidestand without  doing any harm, still lots of metal left, this gave me just about enough angle of lean,, i usually try and find a bit of camber if i can to park

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Re: Lowering and Ninja side stand
« Reply #4 on: Dec 16, 2021, 08:18 AM »
That sounds like a good idea, to be honest though the lean angle doesn’t seem to have changed that much, neither does the ride height. I’m 5’ and a tad and still struggling to reach the ground and get on the thing. This together with fork drive when stopping and under engine breaking is making it feel like a ride from hell. Oh, and the steering is heavy as it was before the lowering job. I’ve lowered the forks by 20mm and looking at adjusting the preload a rebound but there’s only an adjuster screw on the right-hand fork.
« Last Edit: Dec 16, 2021, 08:23 AM by catus »

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Re: Lowering and Ninja side stand
« Reply #5 on: Dec 16, 2021, 07:22 PM »
i'm 5ft 7ins and still wasnt happy after fitting lowering kit, i cut about 30mm out of the seat foam to get where i wanted to be, if you don't want to do that you can get a low seat
i didnt alter my forks, cant really feel much difference, iirc the mk2 has adjustment for comp/rebound both on the r/h fork leg

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Re: Lowering and Ninja side stand
« Reply #6 on: Dec 17, 2021, 09:09 AM »
*Originally Posted by Wal [+]
i'm 5ft 7ins and still wasnt happy after fitting lowering kit, i cut about 30mm out of the seat foam to get where i wanted to be, if you don't want to do that you can get a low seat
i didnt alter my forks, cant really feel much difference, iirc the mk2 has adjustment for comp/rebound both on the r/h fork leg
Thanks for the tips.
Iíve turned the dial on the r/h fork to fully clockwise and it seems less springy. Is this correct? 

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Re: Lowering and Ninja side stand
« Reply #7 on: Dec 17, 2021, 09:40 AM »
Before you start messing with the suspension have you set the sag up for your weight and and anything else you might carry.

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Re: Lowering and Ninja side stand
« Reply #8 on: Dec 17, 2021, 05:43 PM »
*Originally Posted by catus [+]
Thanks for the tips.
Iíve turned the dial on the r/h fork to fully clockwise and it seems less springy. Is this correct?

i cant remember what settings are available on the Mk2, if it has rebound and comp, but on my Mk1 (which is the same (iirc) i counted the turns from full out to full in, set it in the middle, try it out, then adjust it to how it felt best for me............i never bothered with sag,

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Re: Lowering and Ninja side stand
« Reply #9 on: Dec 18, 2021, 08:24 AM »
I also used the Lust lowering link/ block
I still have the original stand and she sits up a bit straight but not to the point that I think it would fall over :-)
I also dropped the forks down 20mm on front and the rear shock is on the lowest setting on the adjuster
I'm 5'6 and a little and about 12st I can get 1 foot down flat or both toes 
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« Last Edit: Dec 18, 2021, 08:28 AM by jdoyle »