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post #11 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-21-2017, 01:03 PM
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I've read something that lowering bikes makes them "less safe"

anyone can chime in on that?
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post #12 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-21-2017, 09:16 PM
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I've read something that lowering bikes makes them "less safe"

anyone can chime in on that?
I would never modify the geometry of a bike like that. Engineers spend thousands of hours designing a safe, well balanced bike only to be trashed by people who think they know better on forums. I see it happen on jeeps, trucks, 4runners and bikes all the time.

Especially with German engineered products always just use the EXACT oil and filter specified by BMW as well as perform maintenance exactly as prescribed in the manual. I'm sure we'll queue up the DIY novice threads of people using the wrong oil and trashing their motors.
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So I got to sit on a standard height 310r today. I have a 27-28" inseam. With my right foot on the brake i could get my whole left foot on the ground. - I was wearing trainers too, rather than boots.

Pretty sure anyone who is over 5'2 and has a "normal" inseam will be absolutely fine on this bike.
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I think this thread should be more geared towards the GS than the R since Arwen had no problem reaching the ground safely with trainers. Some riding boots has a bit of a heel to them, making seat height even less of an issue.
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I would never modify the geometry of a bike like that. Engineers spend thousands of hours designing a safe, well balanced bike only to be trashed by people who think they know better on forums. I see it happen on jeeps, trucks, 4runners and bikes all the time.

Especially with German engineered products always just use the EXACT oil and filter specified by BMW as well as perform maintenance exactly as prescribed in the manual. I'm sure we'll queue up the DIY novice threads of people using the wrong oil and trashing their motors.
I can agree with that based on my "research" and searching throughout different forums. A lot of guys immediately switch to Motul oil for their bikes as soon as the first service comes up and start changing out components to make them "better". With my extremely limited model, I typically just absorb all of that information and try to find drawbacks or even advantages that these things offer.
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post #16 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-29-2017, 02:26 PM Thread Starter
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Matisse lowering kit

Metisse in Germany, also do a lowering system.

http://www.metisse.de/lowering-kit-bmw-g-310-r.html
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post #17 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-29-2017, 07:09 PM
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There is also an OEM option for a lower (and a higher) seat.
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post #18 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-31-2017, 10:50 AM
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I'm a bit iffy about lowering kits, feels like you're modifying the ride dynamic of the bike and it may cause problems if done incorrectly.
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post #19 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-01-2017, 11:04 AM
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Shouldn't be a problem for G310R riders since the bike isn't that high and there's the optional lowered seat. But those who can't fit on the GS model may be out of luck, it isn't simply a matter of lowering the bike, but if you can clear tree stumps and bushes once it has been lowered.
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post #20 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-02-2017, 07:59 PM
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can't wait for the round of motorcycle shows to come up since that will be a great opportunity for riders to test the GS unless they get to dealers before some of the major shows across the world, even if it means a slight lean at stops to make things work that would be fine with me.
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