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Old 04-22-2014, 07:54 AM   #1
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lowered bikes?

Quick question for ppl with more knowledge then me , is it hard or expensive to put a bike back to factory hight? Reason for asking fixing buy a new bike sometime this week and found one I like but its been slightly lowered.

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Lowered bikes are cool. I hear they steer way better
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I was in the same boat as you awhile back. Wasn't expensive or hard. Depends if they just lowered the front, back or both (usually if they lower only one its the back). The back usually requires replacing the lowering link with the stock. I bought a used oem one on ebay for about 20 bucks. The trickiest part is raising the front end where you may have to have a way to suspend the front end (either jacking the bike up or strap it to hooks, overhead beams) and loosening the triple tree bolts and just lowering the forks into the triple tree.
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Doesn't lowered bikes mess with the handling and stability?
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Its not expensive at all. I can help you raise the forks for free and tell you what you need to do for the rear if it needs a link or what.
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Doesn't lowered bikes mess with the handling and stability?
No, it makes it motogp capable. Adds horsepower too. Thought you knew
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No, it makes it motogp capable. Adds horsepower too. Thought you knew
I have never heard that. I know if you lower the front... you lose some clearance... if you lower the rear... the power will be unstable and making it harder to turn unless you're going slow. Originally was thinking about lowering my bike since im 5'3 but researched it and was not worth it for me. I rather tip toe it.
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I have never heard that. I know if you lower the front... you lose some clearance... if you lower the rear... the power will be unstable and making it harder to turn unless you're going slow. Originally was thinking about lowering my bike since im 5'3 but researched it and was not worth it for me. I rather tip toe it.
hes just with you!
and since your 5'3" i've heard of people "shaving" down there seat and have been satisfied with the results, it may help you get an extra inch or two

dboi so what type of bike are you deciding to go with?
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I have never heard that. I know if you lower the front... you lose some clearance... if you lower the rear... the power will be unstable and making it harder to turn unless you're going slow. Originally was thinking about lowering my bike since im 5'3 but researched it and was not worth it for me. I rather tip toe it.
Well your really missing out on tons of performance and a ton of cool factor. Motogp teams are really investing in long swing arms and strobe lights for next year.
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Well your really missing out on tons of performance and a ton of cool factor. Motogp teams are really investing in long swing arms and strobe lights for next year.
YOU! I thought you were joking at first too lol

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and since your 5'3" i've heard of people "shaving" down there seat and have been satisfied with the results, it may help you get an extra inch or two

dboi so what type of bike are you deciding to go with?
Nah. Don't need to shave it off... I need all the cushion i can get. not the most comfortable seat ya know lol. Hopefully in a few months the suspension and the seat gets worked in.

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Make sure that its also stretched and has a 360 rear. That way you never have to worry about running out of tire on the side walls. You will always have maximum grip.
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Sorry about whoring the thread. Yes its relatively cheap and easy to switch it back. Better if they had the original parts. Ebay is your friend for these situations. Any competent mechanic can do this fast
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Quick question for ppl with more knowledge then me , is it hard or expensive to put a bike back to factory hight? Reason for asking fixing buy a new bike sometime this week and found one I like but its been slightly lowered.

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So long as it's not a cruiser, like was said before, the front is normally lowered by just sliding the forks up in the tree. Raising it back up is free, just requires figuring out how to get weight off the front end so you can loosen the retention bolts in the tree.

Rear is typically a lowering link, though a lot of the ones I've seen are "adjustable", meaning they have multiple holes you can use depending on the drop you want. If they used adjustable links, the shortest length may be pretty close to stock height (shorter link will cause the bike to stand taller, longer link will make the rear sit lower). Otherwise, yeah, just pick up a set of stock links off ebay.
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Thanks for all the feedback lol...

@ mz zx10r imgoing for r1

And wow that didn't talk long for controversy. I dont care though funny reading. I found 2 bikes Im trying to decide on at moment ones in pearland for 7500 5200miles and lil drop its a 07 model. The second is a 09 r1 in San Antonio for 8500 obo only 1935miles. I don't know which to get lol.
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I bought a lowered bike. After a few rides I decided it was fine and left it lowered
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BITE YOUR TONGUE....

You CAN'T do anything with a lowered or stretched bike... They are good for nothing.. Other then drag racing... FK you might as well sell it...
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Lol. You're right. Lowered bikes are and useless.
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