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Old 09-07-2008, 06:08 PM   #1
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anybody know the best deal or where to get my bike dropped an inch or two

i cant flat foot my bike and would feel alot better bein able to
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Old 09-07-2008, 06:16 PM   #2
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if you really feel in needs to be done, all adverse effects aside, search ebay for dogbones to drop the rear of it(lowering links.) Get the highest grade alunimium you can, all the stress of the rear spring will be going through them....

Rear: recommend a pitbull to hold the bike up straight, but not necessary. loosen and remove the nuts for the rear shock lowering links, get someone to hold up the rear of thebike and slide out the bolts/links, and reinstall w new ones. Adjust the chain and recheck headlight aim.

As for the front, three pinch bolts hold in each fork, loosen up one at a time and measure how far you want to drop it. Then get your suspension set up.
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Motorcycles Unlimited, opened Tues-Sat do a great job w superb suspension set up experience; and they are on our side of town too.
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Adverse effects of lowering:

ground clearance, turn-in and fairing clearance on low corners(see my avatar, front is lowered 1.25", rear is stock height. My fairings will hit about the time my foot peg does.

you will have to be very careful w a passenger once lowered, it will bottom out easier; but a plus would be a minimization of wheelies, but if you do wheelie it, be careful bringing it down, you dont want to slam the front fairing w the headlight.

it will change the riding characteristics of the bike.

Recently, a certain street rider on here w a lowered bike was comfortable riding flat footed. She went to the track and raised the bike up and hasn't put it down since; she appreciates the diff.

It is recommended you raise/lower the bike evenly front to rear.
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your not supposed to be flat footed on a sport bike, they were designed to be tall enough for the cornering, and having the ball of your foot as the contact point, but if you must then do the above and take it someplace and have it done so that the suspension is correctly set up
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It is a do it your self kinda job, easy as malking?

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just need some torque specs for your bike
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your not supposed to be flat footed on a sport bike, they were designed to be tall enough for the cornering, and having the ball of your foot as the contact point, but if you must then do the above and take it someplace and have it done so that the suspension is correctly set up
+1 i can just barely flat foot mine and im 5'11". do you wear boots?
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I would not go mare than 1" drop on it. I lowered my ZX7R 1" and it made a big difference. If you donr plan on tracking it, you will be fine. Caligone is right though.
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Old 09-08-2008, 06:34 PM   #12
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i like the way it handles and i have heard that if i drop it i will lose some of the handling so i think im just gonna stick with it the way it is



any ideas on an 1/8 mile time and a 1/4 mile time for a gxsr 600 with yoshimira pipe and power commander
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I'm 5'6" and I lowered mine an inch (vortex dogbone- like $130) but I'm probably going to end up raising it back up for the track. How long have you had the bike? Maybe get used to it before you make a decision? I thought I wanted to flat foot (cause I had a hard time backing up) but I wish I hadnt now. I'd rather have it raised back up and walk it backwards if need be now that I'm more comfortable with it
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Well if you decide to do it. It is very simple and takes no time to do it. Mine is lowered 1 " and no issues, then again it does not get tracked.... Its my baby
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Well if you decide to do it. It is very simple and takes no time to do it. Mine is lowered 1 " and no issues, then again it does not get tracked.... Its my baby

what exactly is tracked


dragstrip or something else
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tracked is taking the bike to a closed track and riding, dragstrip is at a 1/8 mile or 1/4 mile drag strip
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tracked it track racing.

strip is drag racing.

if you wanna drag race, look up straps too... it shave your 60ft times.
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im more into drag racing so i think im gonna go ahead and look into gettin it dropped
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