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Old 11-13-2015, 06:25 PM   #1
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Should i lower my bike ?

Just want to get some insight on bike lowering since I'm tip toeing and backing is a paint. Will lower my R6 an inch hurt anything ? or dangerous in any way ?
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Old 11-13-2015, 06:32 PM   #2
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Just want to get some insight on bike lowering since I'm tip toeing and backing is a paint. Will lower my R6 an inch hurt anything ? or dangerous in any way ?
Get off the bike and push it to back it up.
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Old 11-13-2015, 06:46 PM   #4
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Nothing wrong with lowering your bike. I am sure that statement will draw out the wags.
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Old 11-13-2015, 06:54 PM   #5
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Dont pull the front forks up too much from flush above the top triple clamp. Doing this does affect suspension geometry. Imho if you have to move them more than an inch up get lowering springs for the front installed. Also get a link for the rear. Dont reduce the rear spring preload to lower the rear. As you'll run the risk of bottoming out.
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You should do some research before you do anything.
Lowering links and moving the forks are an option but you can go too far and change the handling, even to the point of making it dangerous.
Another option is to trim the seat foam down. Taller boots can help.
With just those changes you could get, maybe, an inch to inch and a half with no serious changes to the bike.

IMHO, do NOT lower the front without making a similar change in the rear.
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Is the suspension set to your weight?

Shave the seat

If you ride on the limit lowering will have an effect. If you are doing 610 routes it won't change a thing.
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Is the suspension set to your weight?

Shave the seat

If you ride on the limit lowering will have an effect. If you are doing 610 routes it won't change a thing.
If it's done correctly,if you drop the forks an inch, as was suggested, it will change
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Old 11-13-2015, 07:36 PM   #9
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If you can tip toe both feet then you don't need to lower it. Lowering links are like backup cameras, they are for teenagers who can't drive.
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If you can tip toe both feet then you don't need to lower it. Lowering links are like backup cameras, they are for teenagers who can't drive.
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my inseam is on a GOOD day 29.75"

My ST's seat height is 32" IIRC

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lowering a bike makes you park it in corners.
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That's hilarious as I can sit on my bone stock CBR, bare foot, feet flat on the floor with a bend in my knees while it sits on the rear Pit Bull stand.
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Yes. Lower front and rear together, always. You can also go with a lower profile rear tire along with pushing the forks up through the triple clamps. It does not take much to make a big difference.
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Is the suspension set to your weight?

Shave the seat

If you ride on the limit lowering will have an effect. If you are doing 610 routes it won't change a thing.
No i havent done my setting yet. Will it help ?
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Ive lowered more than one. A little lower doesn't hurt. I doubt you are dragging pegs through corners anyway. If you would feel better with a better footing then try it
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If you want to do it, at least do some research and do it right.
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No i havent done my setting yet. Will it help ?
It certainty will help how it handles. Best $25 modification for your bike. Motorcyles Unlimited. Depending on your weight it can make you some room.


I owned a lowered R6 for a long time. I did like how it makes the bike feel more like a child's toy.
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If you lower it make sure you do it evenly front and rear.
Unless you're a very aggressive street rider, or doing track days, lowering the bike 1" won't really negatively affect the motorcycle, if done properly.
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