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Old 12-30-2005, 11:51 AM   #1
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I was thinking about lowering my bike. has anyone had it done (how's the handeling) and if so where did you get it done? I've heard different things as far as the handeling is concerned...some say that it will be a noticable difference and others say it's not bad at all. anyway if anyone's got any suggestions/advise on where to go I'd appreciate it.
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Old 12-30-2005, 12:05 PM   #2
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you can do it yourself...just buy lowering links for the rear, and the slide the forks up

my brothers bike is lowered and aside from the fender bumping sometimes, i cant tell a difference. maybe someone who rides a lowered one on a regular basis will chime in
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Old 12-30-2005, 12:20 PM   #3
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yeah I saw the lowering links online for $30 (ebay). too bad for me I've got no clue how to do it...
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Old 12-30-2005, 12:23 PM   #4
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talk to patrick at Motorcycles Unlimited. im sure he'll have some sound input, and can probably do it for you.
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Old 12-30-2005, 01:11 PM   #5
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you can buy links and just lower the front end by pulling the forks up through the triple tree. you can readmore about other people lowering theis zx6r at www.kawiforums.com

the bike will handle diffrently but when you get use to it it wont bother you as much. every bike handles diffrent, wether its lowered or not, and its up to the rider to get accustomed to what they are riding.
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Old 12-30-2005, 03:15 PM   #6
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aside from lowering links, there are other options. if you only need 1 or 2 inches of clearance consider shaving your seat. i'm about to do it to mine as soon as i get it in the mail.

use this link as reference, it shouldn't be much different for your bike.

How to: Shave a seat

Good luck and let us know how it goes.
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yeah my boy was telling me about shaving my seat. I'll look into it. thanks for the input guys.
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yeah my boy was telling me about shaving my seat. I'll look into it. thanks for the input guys.
the write up i did on my 04

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yeah my boy was telling me about shaving my seat. I'll look into it. thanks for the input guys.
dude... shaving the seat is WAY better than messing with the suspension height... hope you don't have to lower more than that... :eh:
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its a 636. I'm only 5'5..ish, so I'm usually always leaning to one side at a stop, not fun when the ground is wet or when you catch some oil.
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I understand man but if you ride in the twisty stuff a lot then i would not recommend it....I think its a waste of engineering. Kawasaki put a lot of money and r&d time into that suspension just for somebody to mess it up. Iím not trying to sound like a man im seriously not but I hate seeing on lowered especially a 600
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You can lower it approximately 2" without any huge detriment. It won't be track worthy but will work good enough for most riding.
If you're interested in having it done professionally give me a call Tuesday when we reopen.

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