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Old 07-21-2010, 09:04 PM   #1
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need some adice on lowering my gixxer

Ok I got a 01 gixxer 600. I just finished painting, and custom everything. I'm only 5'4 so I wanted to lower the bike for comfort but also for a nice custom look. I bought 3 inch lowering links and kickstand and plan to lower the front 1.5 inches. My question is, is there anyone out the who has lowered a gixxer this much and how did it handle? I just want to make sure its not gonna be a waste of my time. Thanks

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Old 07-21-2010, 09:07 PM   #2
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i always think lower is better. BUT! the lower it is the less you can lean in a turn the whole scraping sucks. all depends on what you do with the bike. any pics?
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I have been that low. You may scrape the pegs when turning hard. I was satisfied with the handling. You can also shave the seat down a bit too.
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Well I am a new rider. I don't take the bike to the track and I also don't take turns at 100 mph so a lot of lean isn't something I need I just wanted to make sure it isn't going to affect everyday riding. Anyone with this setup out there?
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It wont even effect a 100 mph turn. Its about the lean angle not the speed. I have been through many 130+ mph curves at -1.5" down in the front and about 2" in the rear. You should know this site is full of people who are strongly against it.
If you were closer to me I would gladly offer to help you with the drop.
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It would look like this
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Kool just what I was lookin for. I think ill like it as long as I'm not scrapin bottom pullin in the parking lot at work!
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Your weight and suspension settings will play a role in that. , I scrape the Busa on stuff all the time.
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My bike is super low (SV with GSXR links), plus I have a GSXR front end and a VERY soft suspension. I don't ride very hard, so I don't have any problems with handling. Everybody says it won't handle as well, though - probably it wouldn't at the track. I've done one track day and I did scrape metal parts on the track, but not my knee. I'm only 5'0 and my inseam is a whopping 29". There's no way I could ride if my bike weren't lowered. I still can't flat-foot.

Especially as a new rider, there is nothing more important than you being comfortable and feeling confident in riding. So, regardless of what they say, lower it if it makes you feel better. Once you become a more proficient rider, you can always put the stock links back.
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My bike is super low (SV with GSXR links), plus I have a GSXR front end and a VERY soft suspension. I don't ride very hard, so I don't have any problems with handling. Everybody says it won't handle as well, though - probably it wouldn't at the track. I've done one track day and I did scrape metal parts on the track, but not my knee. I'm only 5'0 and my inseam is a whopping 29". There's no way I could ride if my bike weren't lowered. I still can't flat-foot.

Especially as a new rider, there is nothing more important than you being comfortable and feeling confident in riding. So, regardless of what they say, lower it if it makes you feel better. Once you become a more proficient rider, you can always put the stock links back.

Its impossible to argue with that.
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Nice. Wish I could throw some pics up here but can't from my cell. I bought the bike. With a podercoated gold frame... everything was gold swingarm rear sets even the rear caliper. I stripped it down painted the frame and swingarm with a nice semi gloss two part primer, looks a lot like the stock frames now days. Then painted the tank white. All white fairings with black decals, hotbodies undertail, chrome skull windscreen bolts, red bar ends, red vortex shorty levers, and soon to be lowered 3 inches.
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Nice. Wish I could throw some pics up here but can't from my cell. I bought the bike. With a podercoated gold frame... everything was gold swingarm rear sets even the rear caliper. I stripped it down painted the frame and swingarm with a nice semi gloss two part primer, looks a lot like the stock frames now days. Then painted the tank white. All white fairings with black decals, hotbodies undertail, chrome skull windscreen bolts, red bar ends, red vortex shorty levers, and soon to be lowered 3 inches.
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I would'nt go the full 3" on the rear with hole type links. Try the middle hole first.
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Since I will be lowering the front and there won't be much travel left for the forks, will I need to stiffen them to prvent bottoming the forks out? If that made any sense.
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The travel does not change.
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Well they're not multiple hole just straight up 3 inch
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They still travel the same. The forks just slide up in the clamps. Picture moving the foot rests down lower on a pogo stick. When you jump you will still compress the spring at the same rate. You would just be closer to the ground.
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Well they're not multiple hole just straight up 3 inch
Hmm. What brand are they?
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True don't know what I was thinkin
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