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Old 03-23-2012, 05:15 PM   #1
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Lowering a bike?

How much does it cost to have a bike lowered and what are the advantages and disadvantages? Btw...i own a cbr 1000rr 2006 model.

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Old 03-23-2012, 05:49 PM   #2
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Advantages: you can flat foot the bike if you can't already.
Disadvatanges: scraping hard parts when leaned over.

My guess it would be like 75-120 to get it lowered.
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buy the parts and diy....you only need to unscrew and screw two bolts, if i remember correctly
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I have a 2011 CBR1000rr. I could not reach the ground at factory setting, well tiptoes on one side only ( yes I am short ) Lowered the bike 3 inches, found out that i could not go over speedbumps, had to angel on dropoffs and it cut the lean angle of the bike quite a bit. So reset it to 1.5 can get a full lean without rubbing scraping anything on the bike, but the boots do rub a little if I am not careful. Once it is lowered go over to Motorcycles Unlimited and let them reset your suspension something like $40.00. It will make all the difference on how the bike handels.
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My guess it would be like 75-120 to get it lowered.

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You can flat foot the bike if your very short, but I would not suggest it. I know some short riders lol, they don't have dropped bikes....

To me, it's a horrible feeling, and your really doing more harm than good.

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Don't up the CBR. If you want a low bike, trade the CBR in for a bike that's meant to be low
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I have a 2011 CBR1000rr. I could not reach the ground at factory setting, well tiptoes on one side only ( yes I am short ) Lowered the bike 3 inches, found out that i could not go over speedbumps, had to angel on dropoffs and it cut the lean angle of the bike quite a bit. So reset it to 1.5 can get a full lean without rubbing scraping anything on the bike, but the boots do rub a little if I am not careful. Once it is lowered go over to Motorcycles Unlimited and let them reset your suspension something like $40.00. It will make all the difference on how the bike handels.
Motorcycles Unlimited won't adjust the suspension on a lowered bike.
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Lowering isn't that bad. Don't let the guys who have never ridden a lowered bike tell you about scraping hard parts. I had a GSXR lowered way down. It would still corner as hard as the group on any group ride ever asked it to. I kept up just fine. If lower more comfy for ya don't be scared. I have ridden several. No complaints here.
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My bike is super-low, because I m ridiculously short. I scrape hard parts and I ride like a girl.
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Lowering isn't that bad. Don't let the guys who have never ridden a lowered bike tell you about scraping hard parts. I had a GSXR lowered way down. It would still corner as hard as the group on any group ride ever asked it to. I kept up just fine. If lower more comfy for ya don't be scared. I have ridden several. No complaints here.
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Old 03-23-2012, 11:54 PM   #15
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Im more than tall enough, but had heard its better to have it lowered. So i was just curious.

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I have an 06 ninja 636, wanted to lower it, everyone said not to, I didn't listen, lowered it anyway, it looked cool as , but I hated riding it. Raised it back up, and that's where it's going to stay. Only way I'll ever lower another bike is if I have two. Then I'll slam one of them and trailer it to wherever I want to go to look cool there, but never getting on the freeway with it. Otherwise, I'm going to assume that the engineers who spent years designing the bike knew what they were doing.
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I have an 06 ninja 636, wanted to lower it, everyone said not to, I didn't listen, lowered it anyway, it looked cool as , but I hated riding it. Raised it back up, and that's where it's going to stay. Only way I'll ever lower another bike is if I have two. Then I'll slam one of them and trailer it to wherever I want to go to look cool there, but never getting on the freeway with it. Otherwise, I'm going to assume that the engineers who spent years designing the bike knew what they were doing.
So your bike is 100% stock? That's the way it was designed.
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Old 03-24-2012, 01:13 PM   #18
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There is "lowering" and then there is "slamming". My GSXR was dropped 2". I never scraped any hard parts. The pegs came close but never made contact. My foot on the other hand did drag a few times. Saying you wouldn't ride it on the freeway is just silly. Maybe your suspension was not set up for the lowered stance. You have to change the suspension up too. No big deal
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