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Old 07-23-2008, 06:58 PM   #1
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Lowering Your Bike

I have a GSX-R1000 and I think I would like to lower it since I really just ride for looks and not track. Please some one tell me should I or should I not do this. I would like to lower the bike just to feel more comfortable.
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Old 07-23-2008, 06:59 PM   #2
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If you can ride it how it is now. DON'T. Only lower if you absolutely have to to ride it. Which I am assuming you don't. It throws of your center of gravity, ground clearance, and lean angle.
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Old 07-23-2008, 07:01 PM   #3
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strickly street (no backroad twistys)

lowering is OK, IMO



how tall are you??
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Old 07-23-2008, 07:09 PM   #4
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If you lower it just to feel more comfortable then you will not give yourself time to adjust to the stock height. I lowered mine...as soon as my bellypan scraped in a turn (going through rough pavement) I brought her back up and had the suspension setup for my weight.
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Old 07-23-2008, 07:09 PM   #5
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i lowered mine the only thing that sux is if u hit a bump ur lower fairing is gona b gone. i have mine zip tied. f that $110 bottom fairing.
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Old 07-23-2008, 07:20 PM   #6
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I can ride just fine I just thought maybe lowering the bike would make it look tight.
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Old 07-23-2008, 07:21 PM   #7
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Mine is lowered and I like it.
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Old 07-23-2008, 07:27 PM   #8
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You can lower it, but if you are riding through the city you will need to be on the lookout for manhole covers, speedbumps, potholes, road debris, basically anything in the road. If you hit it you could punch a whole in your oil pan and considerably f up your rig.
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Old 07-23-2008, 07:28 PM   #9
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lol


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Im pretty low and I have only touched pavement once on a bad pot hole at about 30.
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If you can ride it how it is now. DON'T. Only lower if you absolutely have to to ride it. Which I am assuming you don't. It throws of your center of gravity, ground clearance, and lean angle.

it dosent through off your center it lowers your center, thus you have to work a little harder to get it to lean over

but he said he dont do twistys or track so yea i would , i did , lowered the busa and it road better to me! any way its all a matter of prefrence!

but if you want to then do it!
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Im pretty low and I have only touched pavement once on a bad pot hole at about 30.


yea it seam like everyone thinks he is going to just slam it, and it would be like 1" off the ground, i dont think that is what he is doing !

drop it for comfort, maybe he is short , also they do look good!
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He can do whatever he wants...its his bike...he came on here asking for others opinions...that's what he got.
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