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Old 05-29-2008, 11:36 AM   #1
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Question about lowering bike...

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My name is George, I work with Black Widow (hence posting from his tag). I had a question for you guys:

What all is required to lower a bike? How much does it cost? I'm basically interested in a bike like BW's Yamaha R6 race bike equipped with Ohlins, but he refuses to sell it to me since I told him I want to put it on the street , but I'm only 5'6 and don't feel comfortable tip toein`.

Can a bike equipped with Ohlins be lowered?

What all is involved?

How much does it shop?

Who can do it cheap?

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Old 05-29-2008, 11:38 AM   #2
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lol.

welcome George.

Being 5'6" you can ride a stock height bike as is.
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Old 05-29-2008, 11:48 AM   #3
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Shock doesn't matter; you lower with dogbones at the bottom of the shock.
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Old 05-29-2008, 11:53 AM   #4
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pull the forks up about 5mm. you dont have to have both feet on the ground. just one foot on the brake pedal and the other flat footed. no need to lower it more than 1 inch or buy the dog bones, IMO. you can also shave the seat some too. thats what i did.
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Old 05-29-2008, 12:29 PM   #7
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Shock doesn't matter; you lower with dogbones at the bottom of the shock.
werd. Jim is right. Dogbones, just replace them at the bottom they are slightly in front of the rear tire, you can get them pretty good price on ebay with different size settings on them. They are specific to the make, model of bike so make sure and find the one you need. You also may be able to get someone on the boards who is good with metal to make some for you. We lowered our Ninja 500 2" with a dogbone and it took all of 30-45 mins. But if you are 5'6" you shouldn't have an issue. I ride a R6S daily and can flat foot without lowering it and I am 5'7". R6S I beleive is either 32" or 33" seat height.
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Mine is lowered but I plan to go back to stock height. If you need a lowered kickstand just hit me up and we'll trade
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Yupper, if you want it lowere, MF had the right idea...

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Just remember that the front needs lowered as much as the back, or your handling gets lazy.
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Put a fat chick on the back. Or take it Motrcycles Unlimited and let him do it.
do what??? lower the bike or putting said fat girl on back of bike?
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I am 5'6" and I raised my bike up in the rear to get some more turn in and I never had a problem tip toeing the bike. I always leaned to the side and flat footed one foot with the other still on the peg. What is it with these newbies thinking that they have to flat foot a bike it isn't a Harley. These machines were ment to ride at the height that they are given. A lot of engineering went into designing these things.
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I am 5'6" and I raised my bike up in the rear to get some more turn in and I never had a problem tip toeing the bike. I always leaned to the side and flat footed one foot with the other still on the peg. What is it with these newbies thinking that they have to flat foot a bike it isn't a Harley. These machines were ment to ride at the height that they are given. A lot of engineering went into designing these things.
Agreed. Flat footing is not a must it just makes people more comfortable. If you can touch with both feet but you just can't flat foot I say don't lower it. Lowering a bike negatively affects many things on a bike. But if you are like my girlfriend and you stand at a whooping 5'0" and can't even tip toe, then you kinda have to lower it some.
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i'm 5'5 and have no problem on any bike. even in my noob days i never even thought about lowering my bike to flat foot.
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