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hi folks,

just swopped my caponord for a brand new V-Strom 1000,tempted to buy a jack up kit for the rear end, any advise on is this a good idea,is there any possible damage ant advise would be welcome,off to morocco next year

cheers Wayne
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If i were you I wouldn't with a Vstrom, all you will gain is a bike which will turn in to corners a lot quicker and on this bike (upright commuter type) I wouldn't if i were you. sports bike I may be tempted.
If you do, I'd make sure you can drop the forks equally so not to upset handling. I wouldn't have thought you would want to go off road on a vstrom due to all the plastic and weight of it. If anything just get a bashplate.
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hi folks,

just swopped my caponord for a brand new V-Strom 1000,tempted to buy a jack up kit for the rear end, any advise on is this a good idea,is there any possible damage ant advise would be welcome,off to morocco next year

cheers Wayne
My first question is - WHY?

You're asking a question whether they're any good, without telling us what you're trying to fix? KISS principle. And if it ain't broke, don't fix it!
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hi guys

to be honest my main reason for the jack-up kit is looks,i think the strom has a saggy arse as standard which is only gunner be worse with weight on it,which in turn leads to poor steering,so i was hoping the kit will sort both out,also the bars on the kit are heavier duty than originals so stonger.

as towards the other reply of a sit up commuter you must think all big trail bikes are commuters and got lost on the this site.....its for adventure riders

cheers Wayne
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to be honest my main reason for the jack-up kit is looks,i think the strom has a saggy arse as standard which is only gunner be worse with weight on it,which in turn leads to poor steering,so i was hoping the kit will sort both out,also the bars on the kit are heavier duty than originals so stonger.

as towards the other reply of a sit up commuter you must think all big trail bikes are commuters and got lost on the this site.....its for adventure riders

cheers Wayne

A jack up kit will sharpen up the steering a bit, but trailies are a bit slow to turn anyway. DO NOT DROP the yolks down the forks, it will make even sharper!! Could be interesting?

A trailie used for commuting is an "adventure ride" every day in the UK. We have to run the gauntlet of 3 series wannabe racers, to people that actually think they can drive and talk/text at the same time, the school run, and scroats in plastic fantastic Clios with 17in alloys and 1.1 litre engines.
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Cheers, Richard.
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