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Old 10-16-2009, 12:49 AM   #21
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Well my chicks 250 ninja is lowered in the rear with links. I rode it and was scrapin the center stand like nothing. Took it off and exhaust and kickstand now scrape(but that's when my big rides it). She is tiny at just 4'11, shoes with some heel help. Not really much else to do without touchin the suspension other than what is already mentioned. Shave seat and some thick shoes. Gl
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Old 10-16-2009, 12:50 AM   #22
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You're slow enough to run 16's. I run them just fine and well.....................you know.
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Well my chicks 250 ninja is lowered in the rear with links. I rode it and was scrapin the center stand like nothing. Took it off and exhaust and kickstand now scrape(but that's when my big rides it). She is tiny at just 4'11, shoes with some heel help. Not really much else to do without touchin the suspension other than what is already mentioned. Shave seat and some thick shoes. Gl
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Old 10-16-2009, 01:03 AM   #24
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lol everyone notice, right above my siggy it says ' last edited by princess'

just cuz ur a mod doesnt mean u can change my post


- it said crashes every track day he attends-

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That's partially what it means.


And I was on Pirellis that day. OEM 1000RR tire.
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If you could find or have a link made to lower the back 1/2 inch, and then slide the forks up, you wouldn't mess up the geometry. Then some aftermarket rearsets to raise the pegs up for clearance on the track.

Or, lower on the street and raise back up for the track. Or get a second bike...
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You may have to approach it from several angles, just start with the easiest/cheapest and keep going until you are comfortable.
Thicker shoes, shaving the seat, tires and then dog bones. In what ever order works for you.
Truthfully, lowering the bike will not upset handling as much as people say, unless you are really riding at the bikes limits. I rode with some hardcore drag racers, on heavily modified Gsxr1100's on the roads west of Houston and they were seriously fast through the curves.
Granted that wasn't on a track but I don't think you would be lowering your scoot as drastically as these guys.
Anyway I don't know what else you can do, everything is a compromise, you just have to find the one that works for you.
Maybe a different bike?
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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....
I was going to say to do the same thing chase recomended and not to be a smart .

What is wrong with walking the bike back standing besides it?
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Ok I am not calling woman weak, but a bike is heavy especially to a smaller person. Taking a chance of dropping the bike walking it vs finding a workable lowering I would think whats wrong with it.

Not flaming but correct me if im wrong the answer is in front of your face. imho
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The geometry is what has to stay the same to maintain the stock engineered setup in the bike....not much you can do really other than shoes and shaved seat.
Maybe figure out a way to customize the seat to sit lower on the frame?
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Lower the back just a little and then also lower the forks in the triple tree the same amount to keep the stock geometry.

The Ohlins forks are actually shorter than stock to give you a more aggressive turn in. You may be able to just lower the front a little in the forks. It's free to try! Don't do it too much or the front will feel twitchy. If you are running a 55 series race tire, you may not want to without lowering the rear a little.
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try aftermarket rear sets? You can adjust the position of the footsies you speak of.
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Ok I am not calling woman weak, but a bike is heavy especially to a smaller person. Taking a chance of dropping the bike walking it vs finding a workable lowering I would think whats wrong with it.

Not flaming but correct me if im wrong the answer is in front of your face. imho
i have no clue what u mean here....
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The geometry is what has to stay the same to maintain the stock engineered setup in the bike....not much you can do really other than shoes and shaved seat.
Maybe figure out a way to customize the seat to sit lower on the frame?
I ordered a thinner seat already.... its about half as thick. Geometry of the bike is more important, thats why i dont want to lower it....my bike is used for 98% track...i dont want to mess up the way it handles ANY (i dont need any other disadvantages )

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Lower the back just a little and then also lower the forks in the triple tree the same amount to keep the stock geometry.

The Ohlins forks are actually shorter than stock to give you a more aggressive turn in. You may be able to just lower the front a little in the forks. It's free to try! Don't do it too much or the front will feel twitchy. If you are running a 55 series race tire, you may not want to without lowering the rear a little.
got ak20's....not gonna buy ohlins...
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i have vortex but
im talking about the cement under my feet. I can reach the footpegs fine lol
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how tall are you? im like 5'4 & ride a R1 stock height, i do the one foot balance on all the bikes ive owned...

now i totally feel you on the backing out deal...theres no way in i could back out ANY of them either...i just balance my bike on the kickstand, spin her around & im out. ive got a corbin seat on the R1 which feels like its just a tad bit slimmer then the stock "numbass" seat & usually ride with nikes
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got ak20's....not gonna buy ohlins...
Not quite what I was explaining. I was saying drop your forks in the triple trees some. Ohlins forks are shorter and you would simply be increasing your turn in the same as if you had purchased racing forks.
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how tall are you? im like 5'4 & ride a R1 stock height, i do the one foot balance on all the bikes ive owned...

now i totally feel you on the backing out deal...theres no way in i could back out ANY of them either...i just balance my bike on the kickstand, spin her around & im out. ive got a corbin seat on the R1 which feels like its just a tad bit slimmer then the stock "numbass" seat & usually ride with nikes
im 5'4 too. im still working on that turn it around kick stand thing
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Not quite what I was explaining. I was saying drop your forks in the triple trees some. Ohlins forks are shorter and you would simply be increasing your turn in the same as if you had purchased racing forks.
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I was basically telling the other guy to not be a jerk, you had already explained yourself


But I think my pain meds had kicked in by then.
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