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Old 11-14-2015, 01:53 PM   #21
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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.
Thanks Patrick !! ill be at your shop next Saturday
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Nothing wrong with lowering, especially if you keep it to an inch or less. Lower the rear first, say 1inch with a lowering link, without pulling the forks thru. Your bike will be more stable but turn in will be lazier. Then incrementally pull the forks thru. 1/8 or 1/4 inch at a time. You'll be reducing rake and trail back toward stock. Pay attention to how the bike behaves, especially under hard braking into a corner. Stop when the bike handles about the same as at stock height. You'll find that this might be shy of a full inch up front.

Lowering front and rear the same amount only maintains the STATIC rake and trail. Once lowered, brake dive could tighten up front geometry quicker than at stock height. Some bikes more than others. Play it safe.

Also, raise the bike back up towards stock once you become comfortable with the bike. Best if you can do so gradually with an adjustable link, to where each little raise is near imperceptible. You might find yourself back at stock height and are okay with it.
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Old 11-15-2015, 12:08 PM   #23
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Thanks Patrick !! ill be at your shop next Saturday
shoot i might do the same.
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Big thanks to Patrick and his crew at Motorcycle Unlimited. Had my suspension tuned and done correctly, loving it now !! This shop is awesome and really knows their stuff, not like others that just want to make money off of you. Absolutely will do bussiness with you again Patrick !!
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There's not much detail in your profile so I assume your a fairly new rider, a few years maybe....???

But consider this; 10,000 Japanese with engineering degrees and decades of experience and history in the motorcycle world spend years developing a bike that will perform at it's optimum (sans US restrictive devices) and a bunch of weekend track warriors and "my-friend's-cousin-lowered-his" try to tell you that you can do better or you won't change aynything..... really?

hmmm.....

All along no one will give the the correct answer. with your bike and you'll your bike. Make the adjustments to YOU and your GEAR.

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Big thanks to Patrick and his crew at Motorcycle Unlimited. Had my suspension tuned and done correctly, loving it now !! This shop is awesome and really knows their stuff, not like others that just want to make money off of you. Absolutely will do bussiness with you again Patrick !!
Yeah man, Bobby is the when it comes to suspension. He knows his stuff for sure.
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Old 11-24-2015, 02:07 PM   #27
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There's not much detail in your profile so I assume your a fairly new rider, a few years maybe....???

But consider this; 10,000 Japanese with engineering degrees and decades of experience and history in the motorcycle world spend years developing a bike that will perform at it's optimum (sans US restrictive devices) and a bunch of weekend track warriors and "my-friend's-cousin-lowered-his" try to tell you that you can do better or you won't change aynything..... really?

hmmm.....

All along no one will give the the correct answer. with your bike and you'll your bike. Make the adjustments to YOU and your GEAR.

Sidi and Alpine Stars has a new line of boots specifically for stumpy leg riders.
Alpine Stars Froto line:
And Sidi's new Bilbo Baggins offerings are just what you need.

Yeah, there a bit pricey but you'll be stylin and ridin high.
Oh cool ! Think I will get the black one to match with my aplinestars leather jacket. Thanks for the info
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Old 11-24-2015, 02:09 PM   #28
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Yeah man, Bobby is the when it comes to suspension. He knows his stuff for sure.
Ya he is awesome !!
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Motorcycles Unlimited is a great shop...glad it all worked out
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Good to hear. Suspension setup is no sacred cow, but if you don't know what you are doing, find somebody that does.
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