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I see Hornig is offering a lowering kit that reduces height of seat, by adding a part to the shock. not sure yet how that works.

about E140 euros.
 

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just spotted where it fits.
you have to remove the shock, and take off the lower fixing block and use the new fixing block in place, ( it must be shorter) and then refit the shock
 

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Wouldn't that affect how the g310r rides? May be better to just shave some foam off the seat of the factory lowered seat isn't low enough. but then again, I know nothing of shocks.
 

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I fitted a lowering kit to the CBR250R for the wife.
I couldnt tell the difference in handling. as long as you lower the front as well, by lifting the forks in the headstock, it doesnt upset it.
 

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The of that with shipping to the US will not be great to see on paper once calculated but being something for the long term that will last us the life of our bikes I guess it ain't that bad. Hopefully once US buyers can get the G310 that lowering kit will be available on US soil
 

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From the picture it is just the shock end. You unscrew that end from the shock and put this one on. Then cut down the side stand, because it will now be too long and the bike will stand more upright, causing it to fall over to the right side.
 

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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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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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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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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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