Dr. ATV ST90 lift kit

Discussion in 'CT90, CT110, ST70, ST90 Discussion' started by snappy, Nov 10, 2017.

  1. snappy

    snappy New Member

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    I installed a ‘lift kit’ on my ‘75 ST90 a few months back. Best upgrade on this bike that I’ve ever done. Installed in about 30 minutes and what a difference it made. No more bottoming out, raised seat height about 3” and made it a lot more comfortable to ride for a tall guy.
    My ST is an unrestored original with 1500 miles, 500 of which I personally put on it. It’s a rider, not a restored bike so I have no qualms with non original parts. If you have suspension issues with one I highly recommend this upgrade.
     
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    Good to hear - I'm planning on doing the same to two of mine.
     
  4. Shamrockwill

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    I'm trying to install the DRATV lift kit as well but the fork dust covers they sent me do not fit the gooves on the new longer forks. Grooves on the original forks are wider. Did you find dust covers that fit the new forks or did you glue them on?
     
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    Just a thought. Although I've not seen one of these kits, rubber parts usually have some latitude. Have you tried gently heating the new sweepers? ~130F ought to make the rubber a lot more pliable, maybe enough to allow stretching them to fit. I'd use soapy water, minimal soap content, as assembly lube.
     
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    The grooves in these new forks are just too narrow for the rubber sweepers to snap into. Seems like rather than heating the sweepers I might have to remove some rubber from them. I don't know how I would cut them evenly though? How did you overcome this issue snappy? MVIMG_20180901_143253.jpg
     
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    Sorry for the slow reply. Knee replacement surgery holding me hostage. I used tie wraps in black that fit the grooves in the fork. Not too tight. Works very well. No movement after a rough ride.
     
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    FYI- I’m thinking the suspension parts are for an SL70. I really like mine. Hope you do too.
     

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