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Old 09-02-2007, 10:22 PM   #1
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I have a lowering kit but its not lowered, Should I lower it or not??? I dont drag race but I like the look of lowered bikes although I cant seem to find any lowered 600's in my year, just busas.
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Old 09-02-2007, 10:23 PM   #2
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I thought lowered bikes don't handle as good in turns? PLEASE correct me if I'm wrong
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Old 09-02-2007, 10:25 PM   #3
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that is correct, there's a reason the bike's do not come lowered from the factory. haha.....

but for drag racing the lower and stiffer the suspension the better.

but i've seen alot of busa's take corners fast, but those are nut jobs..

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Old 09-02-2007, 10:25 PM   #4
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if i remember correctly, you were asking about doing trackdays, yes? If you lower your bike, forget about doing any serious leaning! your bikes geometry will change drastically with lowering it. It is not going to turn as well
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Old 09-02-2007, 10:33 PM   #5
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Old 09-02-2007, 10:34 PM   #6
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okay for street/road applications, lowering does not really affect you as much because you aren't doing any mad leaning. but on the track, it would affect you a lot.

i have lowered my bike 1.5" front and back and have no problem with turning/handling in anyway except going over speed bumps and big dips in the road. i lowered mine mainly for aesthetic reasons.
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Old 09-02-2007, 10:43 PM   #7
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I think lowered r bikes look silly. Seems to loose its stance.
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Old 09-02-2007, 11:02 PM   #8
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it really boils down to preference. some people like it and some people don't. personally, i like it and if done properly, you can't really tell that the bike has been lowered at 1.5" (w/o looking at the forks).
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Old 09-02-2007, 11:05 PM   #9
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lower it, extended the swingarm, get some chrome and candy paint and you're good to go
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Old 09-02-2007, 11:14 PM   #10
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if i remember correctly, you were asking about doing trackdays, yes? If you lower your bike, forget about doing any serious leaning! your bikes geometry will change drastically with lowering it. It is not going to turn as well
Yes I am wanting to do track days, but that will most likely be in the future. I might be wrong but from looking at it, it looks pretty simple to adjust suspension and put it back to stock height.

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lower it, extended the swingarm, get some chrome and candy paint and you're good to go
I like the look of extended swing arms that are barely extended, not the 15in. extensions, but the chrome and candy paint are a bit too much for my taste.
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you could strap the front easily and very quickly! lowering bones for the back. maybe an hours work if thats the way you want to go.
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Old 09-02-2007, 11:18 PM   #12
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well adjusting the suspension is a totally different thing than lowering your bike tho. to really get results from lowering your bike, you would have to change out the links/dog bones. buy adjusting your suspension (or compressing it), you probably only get .5" at most.
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i vote not to do it...just my opinion.
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Old 09-02-2007, 11:43 PM   #14
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lower it, extended the swingarm, get some chrome and candy paint and you're good to go
don't forget attaching the helmet to the back of the bike and not wearing it. oh oh don't forget the goggles too. can't forget the grill either.
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Old 09-03-2007, 01:13 AM   #15
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go ahead and drop it, then do this to your car:

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my busa is lowerd it actually handles better just cant go over speed bumps
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Old 09-03-2007, 01:35 AM   #17
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you should do it..


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Old 09-03-2007, 01:37 AM   #18
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How much is it lowered? Does it handle ok and how is ride quality? Have anymore pics?
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noooo, dont lower it
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