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Old 03-23-2011, 01:12 AM   #1
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Hi every one. Im going to buy a 04 gixxer next week. But the bike already be lowered in front and back for two inch or more i guess. Is there anyway i can make it back as the stock height of the bike. And how much it gonna cost for restore both front and back to stock ?

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Hi every one. Im going to buy a 04 gixxer next week. But the bike already be lowered in front and back for two inch or more i guess. Is there anyway i can make it back as the stock height of the bike. And how much it gonna cost for restore both front and back to stock ?

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you can raise the front with a wrench yourself, the back I would just trade someone else for their stock links. How mechanical minded are you?? A board member helped me lower my bike a tad for a 12 pack of bud.
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some lowering links have the stock ride height hole as well. you just need to look at the link and see how many holes it has. and if multiple then which hole is it on. and also might need to extent the kickstand if it was shortened.

i would suggest getting the suspension setup as well. we can do all of it for you at once
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easy job if you have a way to suspend the bike
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Thank you very much for all the reply, but im not a mechanic , and im a newbie. Where to look for the lowering links ? Any picture would help.
I like M.U but i just live too far from it about 45 minutes driving. Guess i should bring my bike there sometime.
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What side of town are you on? I get the feeling you need to see about having it done for you. It's an easy straight forward job that can go way wrong it not done properly.
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Look at the rear of the bike, front of the tire, bottom of the shock.

You are looking for a pair of "dog bones"

They connect the bottom shock linkage to the swingarm

You can see them here, below the blue spring

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I have my stock dogbones off my 04 750 if you need them
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OH i can see where the lowering links now, thank you very much guys. gotta check the bike when i off work today.
@gsxr 369: i will contact you soon if the shop says that i gonna need another dog bone for restoring
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if my back wasn't up, i'd help you out. but i can always tell you what to do, and you do the physical work yourself. haha.
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take it to Motorcycles Unlimited. i bought mine from a girl and it was lowered 2 in the rear and 1 in the front and Motorcycles Unlimited had it in and out in less than 2 hours
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Thanks ugene.

BTW i have another nood question. When Shifting up and down, should i pull the clutch all the way in or just some degree that enough to change the gears ? Which way is better for the clutch system or for the engine .
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Dosnt matter. You can simply let off the gas enough to unload the clutch and shift. You dont have to use the clutch to shift.
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Also are the forks pulled through the tripple clamp to lower the front or are they lowered internally? If they are cut down inside I will trade you for a stock set
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