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    I lowered the rear the full 2" but it bottomed out too much so I went up to the 1.25" or something like that. The front fork tubes I put up to the handlebars but they bottomed out too so I went back to about 3/4". Also make sure the air in the shocks is at the proper pressure.

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    Yamaha Venture can be lowered front and back a full 11/2" without problems if done right. I've done several with happy owner results in improved handling at low speed. Work is done here in my shop in Mooresville, NC.

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    Default Re: How many inches can a royal star venture be lowered

    Quote Originally Posted by cecdoo View Post
    Hi, I am 5'5" have an 06 RSV so I guess I have some experience with your question. Barons has a kit to lower front and rear, or you can lower front by sliding fork tubes up in the tree. I chose to go with the Corbin seat and the one I have was made even lower then most. I can flat foot with no other mods to the bike. If you went with this seat and the lowering kits you would really have no trouble flat-footing. I wanted to maintain the stock ground clearance so I havent lowered the bike yet. A good pair of boots, and a good understanding of gravity will also help.

    Craig
    Hi.. I just purchased a 1983 Venture ..I am 5 ft 6 , I have extended and lower several bikes in the past and I do not see that this Venture will be any harder than the ones I have done in the past ..I will custom fit the seat and build a kit for the rear wheel . When sliding the fork tubes you have to remember that rake angle will change and will effect the handling . Have always found that small changes is better than to make radical changes at once .

    larrydr

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    Default Re: How many inches can a royal star venture be lowered

    I've toyed with this idea too. I'm 5'6". I can flat foot when I have good hiking or riding boots on, so I've decided I'm OK with that. I think I've got 45 pounds in the rear shocks and zero in the front. I know for sure the front is zero.

    My wife is the same height but heavier than I, ergo, I've no problem when riding two-up. I have thought about the seat mod that I believe someone on this forum does. I'm just nervous about altering the seat because I do not want to upset the comfort of the bike/seat. I can ride all day without getting a sore butt. Stock seat, that speaks volumes in my book.
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    Default Re: How many inches can a royal star venture be lowered

    The 1st Gen Venture chassis is completely different from the Royal Stars. None of the changes made to lower a Royal Star will apply to the Venture (Gen 1).
    Dennis

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