Join Date: May 2002
Location: St. Louis Metro, IL
lowering a 96 Trident...
I recently aquired a 96 Trident for my wife.
The 1st thing I did was flip the eccentric adjusters to lower the rear of the bike. I had to do a few minor mods to allow this to work, but nothing serious.
Yesterday, I noticed that the left adjuster had rotated counterclockwise (axle moved toward engine). I assume the tension on the chain, and/or the braking force overcame the friction of the adjuster clamping surfaces, and rotated the adjuster.
So did I just not tighten it enough (scared of stripping the swingarm!), or will this method just not work - where the axle is at the top of the adjuster instead of the bottom?
I have read hushed rumours about a no-longer-available lowering kit for the trident - consisting of dogbones and a new center stand. Did this actually exist, and anyone know where I can find one?