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Old 03-15-2008, 10:33 PM   #1
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Lowering forks on DRZ

I bought a DRZ400 and want to lower it to teach my girlfriend to ride, she can't reach now. I lowered it a little by backing what I think is the sag on the rear shock all the way off, not sure.
Anyway, it's still not low enough for her and I've been researching what else to do and all I've come up with is to get the internals lowered in the front forks. I know I could call Motorcycles Unlimited to do it but it's Saturday night and I'm wondering what yall think it would cost to get something like this done.

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Old 03-15-2008, 10:42 PM   #2
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wait until tuesday then call Motorcycles Unlimited up. they can get ya going
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Old 03-15-2008, 11:28 PM   #3
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Old 03-16-2008, 09:31 AM   #4
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I'm not real sure what the differences are between the SM and a motard or if there are any. What would I need to do?
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SM and motard are the same IMO. do you have clearance between the top of the fork tubes and the handlebars? if so, loosen the pinch bolts and slide the fork tubes up as far as you can. Not sure if you're more concerned about the bike or the girl but it's a motard and you can't hurt it too bad if it falls. also, if you gear up and sit on the back it will compress the suspension enough for her to touch. I've got andrea riding my 525 but she has to get halfway off the seat just to touch with one foot. . .
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Old 03-16-2008, 10:29 AM   #6
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I don't have any clearance between the bars and the top of the tubes, I wish it was that easy. She rode around with me sitting of the back of the bike and she still couldn't reach, her toes would just graze the ground.

I know it won't hurt it too bad if she drops it but I don't want to increase her odds because she can't reach, she'll drop it even if she can reach.

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