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Old 02-11-2008, 03:05 AM   #1
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lowering my bike???

I am thinking about lowering my bike (98 GSXR 750) everything I've read says it will drastically change the handling characteristics. My question is what does that mean? My bike is just something I ride around town and for fun nothing crazy, no track or super high speed ridding. So will this negatively effect the handling characteristics to the point its difficult to ride around town? I want to drop it two inches because I'm short (5'7) and this thing is a to backup when I'm pushing it with my toes.

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if yer not hitting the twistys or canon carving it would actually help you because your size it does take a bit getting used to when going into a turn the bike doesn't just feel like it wants to fall into the turn you kinda have to push into it dam I hope I am making sense lol .LOOK at it like this you can lower it see how it feels if you don't like it change it back no harm done ... MY personally opinion is you will like it ...I have a busa that is just acouple inches off the ground lol
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I wouldn't advise it, and i'm 5'-7" and have a 29" inseam and my bike is heavier then yours.

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I am thinking about lowering my bike (98 GSXR 750) everything I've read says it will drastically change the handling characteristics. My question is what does that mean? My bike is just something I ride around town and for fun nothing crazy, no track or super high speed ridding. So will this negatively effect the handling characteristics to the point its difficult to ride around town? I want to drop it two inches because I'm short (5'7) and this thing is a to backup when I'm pushing it with my toes.
it means = 2" prolly wont hurt if your not out acting like a pro racer and trying to drag knee on the streets. I lowered my HD, now I drag pipes if I have to lean to far, but I rarely do that, so give and take.
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just remember to lower the front too. Take it to Patrick and he'll tell you what needs to be done. Also, you might want to look into some after market seats that lower the over all seat height.

www.greatdaytoride.com ... I've heard some good things about them on the SVrider site. Send in your seat and he'll mod it for you for comfort and height.
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Front forks can slide through the triple trees for an inch or so; I wouldn't go lower then that on a slide;

rear dogbones can be replaced with adjustable sets to lower to whatever you'd like. Remember to adjust the chain and check for clearances on front wheel turn in, brake lines, etc.

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i'm 5'5 and have no problem with my bike (600rr)

as long as you lower both front and back evenly, it will not effect handling much....you just get less ground clearance for leaning the bike over.
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On that bike you can lower it 1" without it drastically affecting it.
Just remember to lower it evenly front and rear, and remeber you'll lose a bit of ground clearance.
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I am thinking about lowering my bike (98 GSXR 750) everything I've read says it will drastically change the handling characteristics. My question is what does that mean? My bike is just something I ride around town and for fun nothing crazy, no track or super high speed ridding. So will this negatively effect the handling characteristics to the point its difficult to ride around town? I want to drop it two inches because I'm short (5'7) and this thing is a to backup when I'm pushing it with my toes.
I say DO IT! and if you dont like it raise it back up to stock height! people always lower their bike can I raise mine? I want more leg room like 6 inches more
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I say DO IT! and if you dont like it raise it back up to stock height! people always lower their bike can I raise mine? I want more leg room like 6 inches more
there are reat sets available to lower the peg position.

you can also put buell pegs on the busa or remove the rubber guard to drop it an inch
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I'm lowered at least 2" I thinki more.I didnt do so I'm not sure how much. I love it.
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there are reat sets available to lower the peg position.

you can also put buell pegs on the busa or remove the rubber guard to drop it an inch
unless it will get me 6 inches i dont want it and no I aint putting no Harley Sh*t on my Busa if I wanted a harley I woulda Purchased 1
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there are reat sets available to lower the peg position.

you can also put buell pegs on the busa or remove the rubber guard to drop it an inch
I'm going to put some foward controls on the busa
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done...
drag pegs... put you legs back on the rear stand pegs....
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done...
drag pegs... put you legs back on the rear stand pegs....
and how would 1 turn with Drag Pegs? Srcaping and digging into the ground
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and how would 1 turn with Drag Pegs? Srcaping and digging into the ground
you wouldn't... but it fit the original criteria...

put a hinge and small roller wheel on the end, spring loaded....
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you wouldn't... but it fit the original criteria...

put a hinge and small roller wheel on the end, spring loaded....
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there are reat sets available to lower the peg position.

you can also put buell pegs on the busa or remove the rubber guard to drop it an inch
I used GSXR 1000 pegs on my 03 Busa, they fit pretty nice.
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