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Old 03-15-2007, 12:38 PM   #1
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lowering the bike, please help.

I am lowering a bike for a friend. It's a 04 1000RR. I have already installed the rear lowering link to the lowest setting which is about 3" drop (whatever the drop maybe). I am lowering the front too but HOW MUCH TO DROP THE FRONT? I went down to about 3/4 of an inch and I think that is the safest limit that it is safe for the clamps to grab. What is do-able and what is not? Thanks for all the inputs.
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Old 03-15-2007, 01:16 PM   #2
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NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!! Dont lower it! :BangHead:
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Old 03-15-2007, 01:22 PM   #3
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you could use lowering straps....I don't personally like them (I prefer my bike at factory height) but they will work, and they're not too expensive.
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Old 03-15-2007, 01:55 PM   #4
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Bad idea unless it's only a straight liner.:confused1 See lean angle thread.:icon_bigg
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He is not a road racer. Only straight fast speed is his MO. I have told him that already but he insisted that I lowered for him. He wants to be flat footed.:dontknow:
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Old 03-15-2007, 02:15 PM   #6
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I think that you have to make sure that the geometry is the same, if you drop 3" in the back you have to drop 3" in the front but like i said i am not sure.
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I think that you have to make sure that the geometry is the same, if you drop 3" in the back you have to drop 3" in the front but like i said i am not sure.

Yep whatever you drop in the back do in the front. Ask Patrick at Motorcycles Unlimited for some info.
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Old 03-15-2007, 04:21 PM   #8
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Too late, he's gonna have to ride it chopper style.:laughing6
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Old 03-15-2007, 04:22 PM   #9
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The maximum height I could do on the bike in front is only 3/4" lower.
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Old 03-15-2007, 04:34 PM   #10
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S T R A P S = straps

cheap and easy (relatively speaking)
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^listen to him straps are all ya need dont mess with the clamps
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