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Old 04-22-2014, 12:11 PM   #21
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Lowered bikes are cool. I hear they steer way better
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Old 04-22-2014, 12:15 PM   #22
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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.
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I hear everyone talk about how bad they steer. It's really not that big of an issue. I had a near slammed gsxr and about a 1/4" chicken strip. It's not near as bad as people like to repeat. I say repeat because many that chant it don't even know from first hand experience or are scared to lean one over.
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Old 04-22-2014, 12:48 PM   #24
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I hear everyone talk about how bad they steer. It's really not that big of an issue. I had a near slammed gsxr and about a 1/4" chicken strip. It's not near as bad as people like to repeat. I say repeat because many that chant it don't even know from first hand experience or are scared to lean one over.
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I lowered my bike 2 inches in the back 1 in the front because I am on the shorter side and I really couldnt notice a difference. In fact I felt more comfortable because I was flat footed and not tip toeing.
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I hear everyone talk about how bad they steer. It's really not that big of an issue. I had a near slammed gsxr and about a 1/4" chicken strip. It's not near as bad as people like to repeat. I say repeat because many that chant it don't even know from first hand experience or are scared to lean one over.
Yep, no experience with lowering here. I've had only 2 bikes I've changed the height on. Raised my '98 Bandit 1200 by about 1" in the rear and raised my '05 Sportster about 2" on both ends. I liked the change on each of those.
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as some of you may know i use to sell bikes had a (bike shop in Katy) anyways i came across a lot of bikes that where lowered from and back and a lot of them where at stoke height.

As a result:
i cant stand riding lowered Bikes.
i love riding stoke height Bikes.
And i ride RR if you know what i mean
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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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Define slightly. 1"? 2"?

If it is less than 1.5" or so and done properly, and you are able to set sag to your riding weight, it should not affect handling too terribly much... at least for typical street riding.

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The key to lowering a bike is keeping the stock front to rear geometry (maintain rake), either way you are going to affect trail some but... Nothing you can do..you are essentially lengthening the wheel base when you lower it.

Lowering the front of a sport bike 1/2" and the rear 1" will cause no ill handling what so ever, other then slight loss of ground clearance. Lowering more then that, especially lowering the rear considerably more WILL affect handling characteristics. This will make them slow to turn in and not near as flickable. It will improve stability across the board though. Ideally, you want to lower the front and back the same amount to maintain the stock rake/geometry.

I prefer riding them at stock height, or maybe even 1/4" lower in the front to sharpen the rake/turn in.

IF you're wanting to take some wheelie out of the bike, I prefer stretching it SOME and keeping it at stock height... You will have almost the same turn in feel and neutrality... Only at slow slow speeds will longer wheelbase affect your turning... (I'm talking 3-5" over, not 7-9")... Overall, the bike will feel almost the same at speed, especially turns faster then 30 mph.

In the end, its really all about what you are comfortable with and used too.... I have friends with lowered and stretched bikes that can keep up and beat other "hardcore" sport bikes and their riders in the turns.
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Old 04-22-2014, 08:15 PM   #30
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Thanks again for all the feedback guy and ladies but I found my prize and shes not lowered. Ill put up a pic reveal Friday or Saturday when I take my to San Antonio to pick her up. Super excited btw
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Congrats dboi on the R1. Nice bikes. That's one way to get rid of your bolt problem by getting a new bike.

I can see next weeks post. "How can I make it faster?" haha.
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Old 04-22-2014, 10:06 PM   #32
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If ur 5'5+, yall dont know the struggle.
Its equivalent to females not being able to open jars but yall men do it with such ease.

Dropping it so u can feel comfortable and confident is not going to mess up ur steering n suspension That bad, my goodness.
Do it. .its a reversible process.
The good outweighs the bad!
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If ur 5'5+, yall dont know the struggle.
Its equivalent to females not being able to open jars but yall men do it with such ease.

Dropping it so u can feel comfortable and confident is not going to mess up ur steering n suspension That bad, my goodness.
Do it. .its a reversible process.
The good outweighs the bad!
so are you comparing him to a girl
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so are you comparing him to a girl
Oh nooo. Not my intention.
Ive seen a super duper duper lowered bike n I told the rider its unacceptable. Lol. But c'mon, an inch to gain a world of confidence n stability? Its worth it.
I think the lowered bike I saw was 4 inches lowered, if thats even possible. The forks were sticking out like pillars.
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Old 04-22-2014, 11:38 PM   #35
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Bought an 04 R6 that was lowered in the front and rear dramatically. (Rear was slammed almost to the fender that protects the rear tire) Rode it for 7 weeks and decided to raise it to stock height Got it raised up to stock height in the front/rear and it felt 3x better.

It was my first bike so maybe that had something to do with how I felt, but let me tell you I won't touch a lowered bike again!

You can get an adjustable link for about $150 new that will allow you to set a custom (or stock) height. You may need a new kick stand depending on the situation. Bars will probably need to come up too.
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