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Old 11-07-2012, 11:03 PM   #1
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Lowering the beast

Hey guys...

Is there any way to lower my bike without having to buy a lowering link? I'm sick of my short butt having to tip toe at stoplights it's down right embarrassing lol


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Old 11-07-2012, 11:12 PM   #2
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On some models you can shave down the foam on the stock seat to give you a little more room.

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Old 11-07-2012, 11:12 PM   #3
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I'm gonna need inches bro lol


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Old 11-07-2012, 11:14 PM   #4
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Old 11-07-2012, 11:17 PM   #5
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You can lower the front by loosening up your clipons and sliding the forks up an inch

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Old 11-07-2012, 11:21 PM   #6
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Do you use it for commuting only? If yes, go for it. Other than that, I reckon you dont do that, it just ruins the geometry of the bike.
Im tipping my toes on most of the sport-bikes too, I have been riding more than 7 years now, had no problem of enjoying them, that including the tallest one the R6. Im 60-40 on the commuting and weekend open road ride(or canyon road in US) and track days. As long as you pay a little more attention when you stopping, you will be fine.

One of my fav quote is, at least we dont look like we are ridng a pocket bike. lol
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Old 11-07-2012, 11:23 PM   #7
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On some models you can shave down the foam on the stock seat to give you a little more room.

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This is a very good suggestion actually, make your seat narrow and thinner, you will be much comfortable when you stop.
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Old 11-07-2012, 11:27 PM   #8
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Ya it's a commuter. Nothing crazy no canyons or anything... Thanks for the help everyone ill look into the fork idea as well as seat..


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Old 11-08-2012, 12:24 AM   #9
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you are making your bike less capable for turning if you lower it
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Old 11-08-2012, 12:46 AM   #10
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Don't be embarrassed about it.

Anyone that thinks it's strange just doesn't realize sport bikes aren't meant to be flat footed. MANY members here still don't understand this. This is why people complain about how they don't make very good street bikes etc. When you lower it in just the rear, your handling will be that of a chopper. Best thing to do (in my opinion) is to lean the bike in one direction on one foot. If you want to ignore that good advice, simply soften the rear spring up which will lower your ride height as you sit down. If you do care somewhat about your handling as you should, the forks should be dropped as well for an even displacement of rider sag. If you do decide to lower both, the rear spring can be stiffened and the front forks softened. This change will allow the closest original geometry and handling characteristics and quicker front weight transfer which ultimately equates to faster turn in ability, of course without as much travel in your suspension. You should be able to get about an 1" to 1-1/2" reduced, without turning your motorcycle into something that just has two wheels and moves; e.g. harleys, choppers, etc.
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Old 11-08-2012, 01:23 AM   #11
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Okay that helps a lot thanks.. Does adding a lowering link evenly lower the bike ie front and rear?


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Old 11-08-2012, 03:25 AM   #12
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How tall are you? I'm 5'3" and feel fine with my unlowered '09. My '06 was lowered and seemed a little higher (wider seat?), but I was less experienced at the time.

Somebody joked about high heels, but you can add an insert inside your boots or stick on a small rubber heel replacement as an extension to the current heel and it'll look normal to everyone else.
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Old 11-08-2012, 03:59 AM   #13
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Ill trade you my lower link and kickstand. Been wanting to raise my bike.
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Old 11-08-2012, 05:21 PM   #14
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Watch how much you lower it if you go the lowering link method

For some reason my showa is getting marked with the key plastic underneath ..
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