Lucas Raising Kits

Tail Raiser for a Yamaha XT 660

Tail Raiser for a Yamaha XT 660

If you’re head and shoulders above the rest of us, you might find that your bike, made for the ‘average’ height rider, isn’t as comfortable as it could be.

Wemoto keep stock of TRW Lucas raising and lowering kits for exactly this purpose, and range from subtracting 50mm from the bike to adding 30mm. Height adjustment kits are also useful for modifying the handling of the bike, to either give you more stable handling, or to give you nippier cornering.

Now there is a bit of research to do to make sure that adjusting the height of your bike is the right thing to do, so keep reading for the pros and cons of adding these tail-raising/jack-up kits to your bike.

Raising the rear of the bike for height

Lucas tail raising (or ‘jack-up’ ) kits will raise the tail of the bike by 20-30mm: handy if you’re walking around with your head in the clouds and your bike’s a bit too short.

As the raising kit raises the frame, your footrests will raise with it – you won’t gain any length between seat and footrest. You will gain distance from the ground though. And your bike now has a slightly more leaning, agressive look.

Raising the rear of the bike for handling

This is the main reason most people want to raise their tails – the increased lean on the front changes the rake and trail of the bike. In short, you end up with a smaller turning circle for a nippy cornering, mean looking machine. You also increase ground clearance.

As you’re raising the centre of gravity, you’re doing the opposite of the lowering kit – you’ll lose a bit of straight-line stability so this is only a modification for a confident rider.

Some people try to lower the front instead to gain the same angle; however, this is an unsafe method as you’re simultaneously changing the trail and lowering ground clearance at the front. If you’re doing sport that requires this kind of modification, the last thing you want is to risk grounding the bike at high speed.

Raising kits for the GSXR 750, XT 660 and Hayabusa

Raising kits for the GSXR 750, XT 660 and Hayabusa

The technical stuff

All Lucas lowering and raising kits are made in Germany and are TUV homologated – made of laser cut stainless steel or billet aluminium, you can be confident they’re capable of handling all the weight and stresses the OEM drop links could.

Each kit is engineered specifically to a bike’s model for the best results, so you’ll need to browse for your model through the bike search at Wemoto.

Fitment List

(From these links you can navigate to your specific model and year)

Aprilia RSV 1000 01-10

BMW R850 98-00

BMW R1100 GS 94-06

Honda CBF 500 04-07

Honda CB 600 F Hornet 07-08

Honda CBF 600 04-09

Honda CBR 600 95-07

Honda VFR 800 98-09

Honda CBR 900 Fireblade 96-99

Honda CBR 1000 Fireblade 04-07

Honda VTR 1000 Firestorm 97-06

Honda VTR 1000 SP 00-07

Honda XL 1000 Varadero 99-10

Kawasaki EX 250 Ninja 08-10

Kawasaki ZX-6R 98-08 (ZX 600 G/J/P, ZX 636 A/B/C)

Kawasaki Z 750 04-09 (ZR 750 J/M)

Kawasaki ZX-7R 96-03 (ZX 750 P)

Kawasaki ZX-7RR 96-99 (ZX 750 N)

Kawasaki ZX-9R 98-04 (ZX 900 C/E/F)

Kawasaki KLV 1000 04-06 (LV 1000 A)

Kawasaki Z 1000 03-10 (ZR 1000 A/B/C/D)

Kawasaki ZX-10R 04-07 (ZX 1000 C/D)

Kawasaki ZX-12R 00-06 (ZX 1200 A/B)

KTM LC4-E 640 Supermoto 99-02

Suzuki GS 500 89-08

Suzuki GSF 600 Bandit 95-04

Suzuki GSR 600 09-10

Suzuki GSXR 600 97-03

Suzuki GSXR 600 06-10

Suzuki RF 600 93-97

Suzuki DL 650 V-Strom 04-10

Suzuki GSF 650 Bandit 05-10

Suzuki GSX 650 08-10

Suzuki SV 650 99-10

Suzuki GSXR 750 Slingshot 88-91

Suzuki GSXR 750 96-10

Suzuki DL 1000 V-Strom 02-09

Suzuki GSXR 1000 01-08

Suzuki SV 1000 03-07

Suzuki GSXR 1100 89-92

Suzuki GSF 1200 Bandit 96-10

Suzuki GSX 1300 Hayabusa 99-10

Suzuki GSX 1300 B-King 07-10

Triumph Daytona 675 06-10

Triumph Street Triple 675 07-09

Yamaha FZ6 04-09

Yamaha FZR 600 89-93

Yamaha FZS 600 98-04

Yamaha YZF 600 R6 98-10

Yamaha MT-03 660 06-09

Yamaha XT 660 04-10

Yamaha YZF 750 93-97

Yamaha TRX 850 96-99

Yamaha FZ1 06-10

Yamaha FZR 1000 Genesis 87-88

Yamaha FZR 1000 Ex Up 89-95

Yamaha FZS 1000 Fazer 01-05

Yamaha YZF 1000 R1 98-08

Yamaha YZF 1000 R Thunderace 96-03

Yamaha BT 1100 Bulldog 02-06

Yamaha FJR 1300 01-05

Want to leave feedback on a Lucas raising kit? Leave a comment below.

If you have an urgent enquiry, please contact Wemoto directly by phone on (UK local call rate) 0845 0292929 (overseas: +44 1273 597072) or email at sales@wemoto.com

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