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Old 05-28-2008, 02:50 PM   #1
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pros n cons from lowering an r6

i'm planning on dropping the bike so i can flat foot at least one side. seems like im too short for the bike. i have to tippy toe both side.

pros / cons? any suggestions which kit? i have an 07 R6.
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Old 05-28-2008, 02:51 PM   #2
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pros: your feet will touch the ground

cons: lean angle / handling


unless you ride the track, it shouldn't be a problem
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Old 05-28-2008, 02:52 PM   #3
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I have lowering links if you want em, just took em off.


I prefer the bike at stock height even though at a stop im not as confident without being able to get more foot on the ground.
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Old 05-28-2008, 02:55 PM   #4
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Pros: Your feet will touch the ground
Cons: Less lean angle, lower clearance, probably won't want a passenger because you suspension will already be bottomed out. If you do a good amount of street riding you will need to be careful of bumps, manhole covers, and potholes.

I suggest shaving an inch off your seat and wearing thicker soled boots.
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Did you already buy the bike? If not, get a different bike.

If you already own it, it will affect the handling, and it's not just at the track where it's affected.

If you're close to being able to stop flat-footed, then I wouldn't mess with it.
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drop it 6" , stretch is 10" and put busa stickers on it
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you forgot to put your helmet on your tail and leave it there while riding with sun glasses and a backwards had.. that is dope yo!
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you forgot to put your helmet on your tail and leave it there while riding with sun glasses and a backwards had.. that is dope yo!
or you could buy a honda and just be slowwww.
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Old 05-28-2008, 04:02 PM   #9
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I have lowering links if you want em, just took em off.


I prefer the bike at stock height even though at a stop im not as confident without being able to get more foot on the ground.
how much did it drop the bike? did u take it off already? let me know i wanna check it out. i work in pasadena. pm me ur number...
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Q:How do i lower my bike ?
A:Place it in front of MACK truck !!


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Q:How do i lower my bike ?
A:Place it in front of MACK truck !!


What did you learn ? next time buy a suzuki !!
i was about to but nah...i just like how to r6 look over the zuki.
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i was about to but nah...i just like how to r6 look over the zuki.
Oh then that explains everything !!!!!!! then you should have bought a BUSA to pose !!
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Oh then that explains everything !!!!!!! then you should have bought a BUSA to pose !!
lol i dont want to pose if thats what your thinking. i just want to be able to put my foot on the ground safely everytime i stop n not tippy toeing.
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lol i dont want to pose if thats what your thinking. i just want to be able to put my foot on the ground safely everytime i stop n not tippy toeing.
There's nothing wrong with tippy toes....
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lol i dont want to pose if thats what your thinking. i just want to be able to put my foot on the ground safely everytime i stop n not tippy toeing.
Maybe grow up & then get a bike !!
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I Tippytoe mine if i want to flat foot it i just lean to one side and bam foot is flat on ground.
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All of the mentioned above...

Using the dogbones in the rear is where alot of the suspension limits are found. The dogbones change the position of the spring mount, not changing the spring or shock to bottom out; your tire will scrape the undertrim alot easier if you are on the heavy side or have a passenger. When you lower it you need to tighten the dampening so the rear doesn't come up so quick. Most dogbones have poor options of stock, 2",4" holes. 2" is low, especially considering you can't safely lower the front the same amount by sliding the forks, which means you caused your bike to sag now in the rear.

Try sliding the forks first, an inch, readjust headlight and see if that gives you enough to flat foot or at least more comfort. What it will cause is the stress on your hands to be greater, and lower the front lowers to effect ground clearance. In a corner the plastics will get alot closer as you roll.

On my busa I have had a passenger while lowered and did scrape if im not careful. I decided on a 1.25" lower in front only. Prevented wheelies better, more aggressive on my hands but allows more control in corners. Im 5'11'' and was barely able to flatfoot the busa stock height, w the front that way I can flat foot and stand up w a good inch clearance to seat.

<<<<see pic for corner example(plastics get really close to ground in a corner)
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