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Old 05-26-2009, 06:46 AM   #1
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ok, so I'm talking with my daughter yesterday and she sez she kinda has a hard time when walking the bike cuz her toes barely touch (thus the reasin she drops it when walking). So I thought I'd look into lowering the bike an inch or two. Anyone here know how that's done? Is there a kit? Is it a do it yourself project? What might it cost?

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Old 05-26-2009, 07:13 AM   #3
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Easy job for sure

Get good adjustable lowering link

what year and make is the bike

I think i paid around $100 for mine

Can be done in about 30 min.
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links are around 50 bucks for most bikes and about an hour install. pm me if you have a suzuki or honda.
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It's a 97 Yamaha FZR 600.
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Or just get off the bike when you are walking it. That's what I do, because my toes have slipped on gravel and twigs and leaves one too many times.
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Just a question about lowering also and not to thread jack but won't the lowering of a bike change up the handling and maybe the performance? I was looking into doing the same thing for the ninja.
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Yes it will.

The weight once used to help the bike to move through the corner by being top heavy works against the bike by being lower. You also have a chance of scraping things prematurely since the body is resting lower.

Drop the front and rear evenly; the bike will feel more secure on the road since the weight is lower but turn in will be sacrificed. Dropping the front a hair more then the rear will decrease front rake causing the bike to pitch in quicker.

Remember to adjust your headlight aim and chain after dropping the bike. Still recommend a suspension set up since the lower body may contact the fairings quicker; dampening may need to be increased.
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