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Old 10-02-2008, 11:50 AM   #21
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Old 10-02-2008, 11:52 AM   #22
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Old 10-02-2008, 11:54 AM   #23
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I went down yesterday. Trying to take a fast cornner locked the back brake. Bike is ok. Im good.. Learned my lesson. go slow on corners
your crash had nothing to do w/ ride height, and all to do w/ poor riders skills even after having taken MSF and poor choice for a first bike.

why brake in a corner and why rear?
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Old 10-02-2008, 11:57 AM   #24
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your crash had nothing to do w/ ride height, and all to do w/ poor riders skills even after having taken MSF and poor choice for a first bike.

why brake in a corner and why rear?


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Old 10-02-2008, 11:59 AM   #25
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do what racer says and take the MSF. or you could die. then take the bike to patrick at motorcycles unlimited, NO ONE touches my bike but him @ 281.444.0545

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'planted' suspension will make the bike feel better then sitting ontop of an oem stock bike. It will take more effort to go into a corner because the weight of the bike is not moving with you. An inch does make a noticeable difference.

Its like lowering a car; at first it feels weird but you learn to live with it. Chris did mention shaving the seat; you can also wear platform shoes... I can think of one rider on here that use to do that on her 600rr...
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Old 10-02-2008, 12:36 PM   #27
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I'm only about 5'5, maybe 5'6 if the weather is right, and I can just barely get the of my feet to touch the ground with my R6. I thought about lowering it, but after hearing about all of the changes in handling and ground clearance, I decided to just learn how to deal with it.

Certain shoes/pants make it easier to get more of your feet onto the ground, you'll find out quickly which ones. Riding closer to the tank also helps. Just make sure to get comfortable when putting your left and your right foot down by themselves and then taking off with one or the other. When backing up my bike, I just keep one foot on the peg and use the other to push myself around; you'll get more of said foot on the ground if you keep the other foot up on the peg and lean the bike a little in the direction of your grounded foot.

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Old 10-03-2008, 08:59 PM   #28
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im 5'4 and you dont need both feet touching the ground when ya stop lol. Mine dont. I just lean to the right and plant my foot on the ground. I dont think lowering is worth the change. Ya already ride it stock. Who cares if ya gotta lean a little?
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Old 10-03-2008, 09:03 PM   #29
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I cant touch on mine either, but lowering it changes the way it rides so I just keep it stock height.


If your just cruisin around town and whatnot lower it, but if you plan on riding backroads or track or stunting keep it stock
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Old 10-04-2008, 03:30 AM   #30
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i'm 5'6 also with some short legs. i barely tippy toe on my zx6r and never dropped it from a stand still. i just stop on one leg and so far it's worked out fine for me. there's times where i wish my legs were longer when i'm trying to back up and it's elevated which means my bike goes no where, but in situations like that i just jump off and pull the bike back to move it.
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