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  1. raiterbede
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    my wife gut to sit on the 950 and realy loves the bike but she is short in the legs and she is tip toeing more the she likes so we are looking for an lowering kit or maybe some one has soften the rear shock enough to drop with her 130 lbs any input would be get

  2. VTvinChic
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    Cut some of the foam out of the seat. That's probably the safest (and cheapest) bet.
    Please read Morotman Jerry's (Ride Like A Pro) tips for making the bike better fit the rider: ridelikeapro.com/html/articles/Bike%20Fit.htm

  3. asvilej1
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    Man, with the 950 being brand new from the ground up you are not going to find any AM parts out there for it right now.

    You get a lowering kits, you'd have to contact a company that makes them and see if they would be willing to use your bike are the test subject.

    Like V-Twin mentioned, removing some foam or even taking it to a local shop and having a custom seat, would be your best bet (right now)

  4. 332
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    I have Scootworks Slammer II lowering kit for my 950. Cost $45.00 and can lower the rear 1" or 2" or 3". I chose 2" and I love it. Very easy to install. I would recommend it. I have over 2000 miles on the bike since I lowered it with no problems.
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  5. RMTJ4
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    I have Scootworks Slammer II lowering kit for my 950. Cost $45.00 and can lower the rear 1" or 2" or 3". I chose 2" and I love it. Very easy to install. I would recommend it. I have over 2000 miles on the bike since I lowered it with no problems.332
    any pictures with it lowered? also who did you get the kit through? I was looking at one pacific coast star has thats around $50 that has options up to 2.25" lower.

  6. dveag29
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    Holy Cow!! Lowering the 950!?! You won't be able to turn at all without scraping the boards!

    If anyone wants a stock seat to practice on, I've got one that is just taking up space!

  7. 332
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    Holy Cow!! Lowering the 950!?! You won't be able to turn at all without scraping the boards! If anyone wants a stock seat to practice on, I've got one that is just taking up space!
    She will scrape and my wife loves it. She hollars everytime it scrapes. She hollars yyyeeesss!! and cranks her arm up and down, something like Tiger does when he makes a long putt. She will here no talk about putting it back to stock, I just have to buy her more of the replacement pieces on the bottom of the floorboards.
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  8. 332
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    any pictures with it lowered? also who did you get the kit through? I was looking at one pacific coast star has thats around $50 that has options up to 2.25" lower.
    I ordered mine from Scootworks and it is called SlammerII for the 950. $44.99 plus shipping. They look like dog bones, easy to install, choice of 3 different settings. I'll try to get pictures this weekend.
    shopscootworks.com/shop/productdetail.htm?productId=-141425&catalogId=&searchProducts=yamaha V-Star 950

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  9. 332
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    any pictures with it lowered? also who did you get the kit through? I was looking at one pacific coast star has thats around $50 that has options up to 2.25" lower.
    Here are a couple pictures of my 950 that has been lowered 2".

  10. Grantmapiger
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    I too am short 5ft. My husband lowered the bike 1 1/2 inches for me. He made new brackets, (shaped like dogbones) there are some on the market. He then lowered the front by replacing the spacer in the forks, (took about an hour). I am not flat footed, can back my bike up just about anywhere. The only time I have scraped the floor boards are when we were in NC riding in the mountains on some very twisty roads, it was a blast. The first time it happened it shocked me but I knew what was happening. I have 4000 miles on my bike that I got 12/31/08 and love all the mod my husband has done for me. The only thing left to do right now is do something with the shifter. I have to use the heal shifter for shifting up, then stretch my leg out and hit with my toe. He is looking for a shorter shifter bar to replace the stock. We also replaced the stock risers with Harley Softail Duce risers. This brought the bars back over and 1. It got rid of the elbow having to be fully extended.

  11. pillrice2236
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    the lowering components for the 09 1300 will work for the 09 950

  12. yajparoo
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    So, when you pull off the factory dogbones to put on the lowering ones, do you have to compress the shock to get them on?

  13. 332
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    So, when you pull off the factory dogbones to put on the lowering ones, do you have to compress the shock to get them on?
    My dealer did mine. He said it was easy and charged me $34.00 to do it. I don't know if you have to compress the shock or not.
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  14. 332
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    I have Scootworks Slammer II lowering kit for my 950. Cost $45.00 and can lower the rear 1" or 2" or 3". I chose 2" and I love it. Very easy to install. I would recommend it. I have over 2000 miles on the bike since I lowered it with no problems.332
    I'm now up to 12000 miles and still no issues.
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