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Old 10-15-2009, 09:03 PM   #1
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Question Lowering.....

There any way to get more ground clearance for ur footsies without doing that dog bone junk or messing up handling? Something safe still for track stuff

besides getting a thinner seat??
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Old 10-15-2009, 09:14 PM   #2
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Just use ur right leg to balance. Then when green light pops up, ur left leg is already on the shifter.
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Just use ur right leg to balance. Then when green light pops up, ur left leg is already on the shifter.
That doesnt help when u need to back up out of or back up into a parking spot, or turn tight at 1-2mph....
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Oh yea... Forgot about that. Hmmmm.
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Old 10-15-2009, 09:51 PM   #5
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oh yah, now you have that yami thats even taller...


sadly, nothing u can really do, just dont pull into places you have to back out
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How much more do you need? I ask because I just bought riding boots and it gave me another .5-1 inch. Just a thought.
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How much more do you need? I ask because I just bought riding boots and it gave me another .5-1 inch. Just a thought.
They're also alittle more grippier than the average rubber.
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oh yah, now you have that yami thats even taller...
sadly, nothing u can really do, just dont pull into places you have to back out
cbr= honda my dear!


dont pull into places i cant back out of...gosh, why didnt i think of that? Ive only had to deal with this for almost two years....

I was trying to find another solution goof ball

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How much more do you need? I ask because I just bought riding boots and it gave me another .5-1 inch. Just a thought.
id love to flat foot, but, i understand thats out of the question. Id be happy with any little bit of lowered height i could get. I have riding boots (which help cuz they grip cement better then heels).

But i need another solution




edit: knee dragger beat me to it....but i didnt know- i didnt refresh the page before i replied
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learn how to walk your bike while standing beside it?
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learn how to walk your bike while standing beside it?
gosh....ppl really think im stupid huh?



I didnt make the thread and ask how to move it around when im in that predicament. I can do that, its just difficult...cuz i need more GROUND CLEARANCE!!!

I asked if there is a way i dont know of to lower it....
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gosh....ppl really think im stupid huh?



I didnt make the thread and ask how to move it around when im in that predicament. I can do that, its just difficult...cuz i need more GROUND CLEARANCE!!!

I asked if there is a way i dont know of to lower it....


So you want to make it higher!?
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Buy Big Shoes!

Seriously, Celine did that. I believe she got them from a harley store. they have about a 1.5" platform. I'll see if i can find a link..
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Old 10-15-2009, 10:57 PM   #13
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gosh....ppl really think im stupid huh?



I didnt make the thread and ask how to move it around when im in that predicament. I can do that, its just difficult...cuz i need more GROUND CLEARANCE!!!

I asked if there is a way i dont know of to lower it....
just bc I'm trying to help and ur being a smartass, I'll be one...

MORE GROUND CLEARANCE, would actually make the bike taller, thus increase your troubles...so there


and no, there is NO WAY to lower the bike without messing up geometry and handling
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Celine has something like this, but in a taller version. It goes to just below her knee (kinda like the boots you see the motorcycle cops wearing sometimes).
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put some custom 12" wheels on it!

like this
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To chase and the other smart that was in my music class a few semesters ago: U know what i meant. I mean more ground at the bottom of my feet.

And thank you scott....


lol at the last pic- hey is there any kinda tire that would shape less oval or something? prob not huh?
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bridgestone bt016 is a less tall tire. more round
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Tire size is what I was thinking too. Good call!
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eh thanks guys.

ill still keep doing my homework on this- i dont trust the 16s enough.

i was hoping the different brands would make a difference. ex: go michelin instead of bridgestone or something. but o well.... Theres gotta be some other kind of solution besides seats, and shoes....
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