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Old 10-13-2008, 10:59 AM   #1
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Lowering Your Bike

Okay would like to lower the 1000 but don't know if thats a good idea....what should I do...the bike sits in the garage only take it out some times...and would like to take it to the track but then I think what If I lower the bike ...how low should I go also is another thing....someone give me advice please
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if u say u wanna do track...then suck it up, and dont lower it

i tippy toe on mine, but thats the height the engineers put it when they made it, and i trust them...

but thats just my .02
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Old 10-13-2008, 11:36 AM   #4
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Okay then I won't lower the bike but will paint the bike....thanks everyone for your advice!!!!!
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Old 10-13-2008, 12:03 PM   #5
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Mine is lowered. Thats why I got you out of the hole sooooo bad. I say if you cant touch flat footed it would be smart to lower. Ask Joe why his Busa has a rash on the left side. His toes couldnt hold it up in a bind. If you take it to the track you can raise it back up. You need to sit on mine and see what you think.
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depends what king of track u are going to. if u are going to drag race yes lower it.
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Mine is lowered. Thats why I got you out of the hole sooooo bad. I say if you cant touch flat footed it would be smart to lower. Ask Joe why his Busa has a rash on the left side. His toes couldnt hold it up in a bind. If you take it to the track you can raise it back up. You need to sit on mine and see what you think.
thats half true, but its the right side.
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depends what king of track u are going to. if u are going to drag race yes lower it.
i agree!

drag strip, lower..

road course twisties, leave it be!

i dont flat foot by any means, but as long as u can tippy toe, you can still operate it, just have to be patient so u dont lose ur footing...
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Street use, i am lowering mine. its when you hit that wet/oily spot at a light and you're not flat footed
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dont count on it. Sorry I got the wrong side Joe. You Capt. said you dropped it once already. Do you think you would have been able to save it if your feet were planted better? If your not gonna do a track day lower it a little you will be happy. I never would have thought I would a bike lowered and was wanting to raise mine up till I rode it like it sits now. I am leaving it that way. Like I said you can check mine out if you need to. You will like it
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lowered bikes handle like , you don't need to be able to flat foot it jus get used to it
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if u say u wanna do track...then suck it up, and dont lower it

i tippy toe on mine, but thats the height the engineers put it when they made it, and i trust them...

but thats just my .02
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lowered bikes handle like , you don't need to be able to flat foot it jus get used to it
depends on how low you go.... my lowered busa handles just fine, but I only lowered it 2 inches for street duty. I took it to trackday yesterday and raised it back up to stock ride height. I'd say do the same, lowered for street use and stock for track use. you'll never feel the difference in cornering ability while on the street.
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depends on how low you go.... my lowered busa handles just fine, but I only lowered it 2 inches for street duty. I took it to trackday yesterday and raised it back up to stock ride height. I'd say do the same, lowered for street use and stock for track use. you'll never feel the difference in cornering ability while on the street.
+1/ What did you use to lower it?
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They put a clear screen on it also. Did you change that?
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+1/ What did you use to lower it?
i used 3 hole links and just added a spacer under the bar clamp and dropped the forks till they hit the top clamp.
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They put a clear screen on it also. Did you change that?
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cool, i ordered the Rollin Sands triple tree thru Motorcycles Unlimited and the adju dog bones.
Should get it lowered this week hopefully
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