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Old 03-05-2012, 01:39 PM   #1
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I would like to raise the front of my bike

How do I do it ? I already broke pieces off the bottom of my fairings from practicing wheelies. I've let it down hard, a time or two... & should I keep the suspension soft or hard ? My bike sits, 2" off the ground...
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The forks need to be lowered in the clamps. It sounds like the bike is lowered.
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Yeah, it's lower. From the top of the tree, to the top of the adjustment, is 3-3/4"
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Old 03-05-2012, 02:04 PM   #4
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if you raise the ft, you'll need to raise the rear.


whole lot of variables, was the rear dropped along w/ the ft, was the ft dropped only?
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Power wheelies? Clutching it up slow wheelies? Either way give it gas on the way down from the wheelie and I would raise it back up.
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Its easy to do if you can suspend the front from overhead. You have to loosen the clamps and you give a little pull and twist on the forks. The will slide down ( if there is no weight on the front end). Slide them down till it is where you want it. I would leave about 1/4". Make sure they are even. You will need to raise the rear too. If you have adjustable links you are in luck. If not you can ask around to trade your lowering links for some stock links. The rear is also easier if you can suspend the bike. I have hooks in the ceiling of my garage for this.
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or take it to a shop that knows what they are doing. and ask if you can watch to learn.
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or take it to a shop that knows what they are doing. and ask if you can watch to learn.
There is that too
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You will also need a stock length sidestand...
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I can do all of that. I'm a Jack of All Trades ! I'll just have to find a way to suspend it. It has an adjustable lowering link in the back. & yeah, definitely power wheelies ! Going about 40 or 50, 2nd gear, rev it & let the clutch go. I've slammed it because turning my wrist like a 1/16 of an inch forward. It was coming up & I totally don't want to wreck it. I'm getting used to controlling it with the back brake... It's hard but I'm learning
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I can do all of that. I'm a Jack of All Trades ! I'll just have to find a way to suspend it. It has an adjustable lowering link in the back. & yeah, definitely power wheelies ! Going about 40 or 50, 2nd gear, rev it & let the clutch go. I've slammed it because turning my wrist like a 1/16 of an inch forward. It was coming up & I totally don't want to wreck it. I'm getting used to controlling it with the back brake... It's hard but I'm learning
That would be a clutch up. When it starts to fall, ease on the throttle to keep it from slamming down, your fairings, teeth, and fork seals will thank you. Also a lot smoother and safer. But at least your learning rear brake control
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Do as they said by suspending the front end. That part is pretty easy. You will have to do the same for the rear and by the picture if you look at your lowering links, you are on the bottom notch now. Move it up to the middle one first due to the fact that some of the lowering links such as mine are actually an inch higher than stock on the top slot. So they truly are adjustment links not only lowering. You may find that you actually like it better on the top slot but best to do it gradually to see what fits.
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The only thing that wasn't changed out in the lowering kit was the kick stand. I can't just park on any slope. I try to find pot holes to put the kick stand in.

& rolling my wrist forward as much as i said, causes the instant slam. I have no time to get back on the gas, it's already down. I did some awesome ones today, for about 30 or 40 yards.
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You do not need to suspend the front to raise the forks. Just do one side at a time, loosen the bottom clamp and use your free hand to hold the tube while you loosen the top pinch bolt, (bear in mind you will need to use your hand as a wedge to hold the tube) then twist and push the tube as far as you can down, tighten the top pinch bolt, move to the other side and repaet until both are down where you want them. When you are finished, check that the forks are true and straight, then torque the pinch bolts on bottom then the top.
Very easy, if you have strong hands...
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I think i still have my stock links off my 04 750. Should work to raise the back if you need them.
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Give it gas on the way down, I am sure you are chopping off the throttle as soon as it comes up. Your will also thank you.
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