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Old 02-13-2013, 02:26 PM   #1
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lowering link suggestions

Well I need them because I can't back up my bike without having to get off my bike and pull the bike out. I can ride it just fine and everything but parking and trying to back out... I saw a guy once use his kickstand to turn his bike? Is that safe if so maybe I can try that instead.
but does anyone have lowering link suggestions? And does it effect the bike that much on turning, keep In mind my bike if for street use only.
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Old 02-13-2013, 02:36 PM   #2
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I wouldnt lower it. I have a 929rr right and I have to use one leg to push it around. backing up and what not. you get better at it with time. saves you money on lowering and i think it affects handling if you lower it
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Dont do it. Just back it up off the bike.
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Yes it's safe to spin the bike on the kickstand.
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Its safe to sue the stand if you have the nuts to control it. If it's a problem, lower it with links. If you find it sooooo terrible you can easily put it back t stock height. You will be happy with it on the street though. I have had a slammed 600. It wasnt a problem. I kept up with everyone in turns just fine . This is the link I trust most on my junk. http://www.soupysperformance.com/homepage.html
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I did it on my first bike. It sucks. Don't do it. Changes the geometry of the bike. I'm on my tippy toes and have to get off the bike to back it up.
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Don't know if y'all have ever met tunaluna but he's near a certifiable midget. (no offense) He needs a lower bike. If backing up is your only issue though spinning it is fine. I do it with mine all the time.
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You're near me. Maybe if you catch me on the right day, I might help you out. Plus I have a lift in my garage
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lowering link suggestions

I'm def in the minority but lowering is all preference. I had lowering link on my gsxr and it def was worth it because I felt more comfortable backing up and in certain streets that crown bad. I plan to lower my R1 just a touch.

I don't plan to race, go to track days don't do hardcore riding. It doesn't effect my riding style nor has kept me from having fun at my limits. Like I said its a preference
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Old 02-13-2013, 04:56 PM   #12
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I bought my R6 and it was already lowered about 2 inches in the back. I honestly didn't even know it was lowered. I had Motorcycles Unlimited do a pre-sale inspection and thats when i found out it was lowered. I had to a chance to ride a couple of different bikes that weren't lowered and I can't tell a difference to be honest. I however haven't rode another stock height R6 so I guess I wouldn't really know. I had many people tell me to raise it up, but I had many mechanics/service guys say two inches isn't a big deal. ( thats probably what their wives tell them too).. I'm just a noob, but for street riding lowering it won't hurt IMO.
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Old 02-13-2013, 04:57 PM   #13
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2" wont do to you ability to ride the out of it. It may be enough to keep you from dropping it on funky parking lots and intersections
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I agree 1 to 2" won't screw anything up for street riding. Without much riding experience, I say be comfortable. And as stated with adjustable links you can always raise it back up if you ever desire.
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