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Old 04-25-2014, 11:58 AM   #1
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lowering the front

how easy is it to lower the front on my bike?? or should i pay the dealer to do it
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Old 04-25-2014, 12:18 PM   #2
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Why do you want to Lower it?
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Old 04-25-2014, 12:31 PM   #3
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Because it's cooler duh! Plus it increases down force, everyone knows that.
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Old 04-25-2014, 10:22 PM   #5
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If you can suspend the from from a lift or the rafters, its really easy
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Old 04-27-2014, 07:57 PM   #6
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Let all the air out of the front tire. Should go down about 2 inches.
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Let all the air out of the front tire. Should go down about 2 inches.
Must be why people say you cant turn on a lowered bike
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Old 04-27-2014, 08:02 PM   #8
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how easy is it to lower the front on my bike?? or should i pay the dealer to do it
It's easy but it will change the geometry of your bike.
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Just lowering front assuming rear isnt lowered, and it will turn like a
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Old 04-27-2014, 08:26 PM   #10
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You can also put a huge arsh friggin dent in the front rim and easily drop it down another 4 inches. For the ultimate lowered front end, just take the wheel and forks right off. Let it sit on the plastic against the bottom of the cat or header (whichever is lower).

Don't worry about all the BS about handling, you'll still be able to ride it into triple digits....... once.......
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Anyone with a front triple stand can do it or you can strap the front frame of the bike up to the rafters. This will take the weight off the forks and allow you to lower or raise the forks in the triples. Depending how low you go up front you want to make sure that there is still room for the front fender. Otherwise, if you hit a bump the front fender will smack the bottom of your triple, radiator, frame, fairing etc. Most sport bikes have roughly 4-4.5 inches of total suspension travel up front.

If you lower the front forks the bike will fall into turns faster. To offset this, Lower the rear to maintain the stock geometry.
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Why do you want to Lower it?
You get better gas mileage when you're always going downhill
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I was able to lower the 600 for my wife with a floor jack and a 2 by 4. I was able to raise it back to stock hight with the same process.
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why lower a bike? The maker of the bike spent millions designing it a certain way. If they wanted it lower they would make it lower.
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why lower a bike? The maker of the bike spent millions designing it a certain way. If they wanted it lower they would make it lower.
Why add exhaust, PC, air filter, flush mount blinkers, wind screens, short lovers, case covers, EBC pads, fender eliminators, sprockets, ect? If the OEM wanted that , they would have done that
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