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Old 05-30-2006, 10:42 PM   #1
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Any good shops that can lower a bike correctly?

I recently bought an 03 Kawasaki ninja zx6r, i would like to lower it a few inch. Anyone know any shop that can lower the bike correctly? Any info would help. If any of you guys can do it also, i'm willing to pay. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 05-30-2006, 10:43 PM   #2
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why are u lowering it? Drag racing?
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Oh yeah.. take it to Motorcycles Unlimited. Check the Board Sponsors for his info.
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just lower the front.
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Old 05-30-2006, 10:49 PM   #5
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why are u lowering it? Drag racing?
no Los, no racing, im a beginner, i'm 5' 7" and i wanna be able to stand the bike on 2 foot with out having to tippy toe. I know its not good for handling but i got this bike not to race around curves or anything.
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Old 05-30-2006, 10:55 PM   #6
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I wouldn't do that if I were you. You'll get use to it, then you will realize lowering was a mistake. My 2. Ask Candie about her 600rr. She wanted to do the same thing.
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Well if thats the case, shave your seat. You'll be surprised how well that makes a difference.
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im 5'7 on a r6 on my tippy toes and i have no problems
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im 5'7 with the front end lowered about .5 inch and shaved seat. im almost flat footed on my 04 zx636r.
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Why would you lower 1/2 inch on the front? Too much push?
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If you're lowering the bike, I'd recommend front and rear evenly to stay close to the stock geometry. I typically will only lower a bike 1".
If you give me a shout tomorrow at the shop I can get you a quote.


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If you're lowering the bike, I'd recommend front and rear evenly to stay close to the stock geometry. I typically will only lower a bike 1".
If you give me a shout tomorrow at the shop I can get you a quote.


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Why would you lower 1/2 inch on the front? Too much push?
stock front tire is 120/65 and i have an 120/70 and it also helps with cornering. its more like 1/4 inch than 1/2 inch.
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If you're lowering the bike, I'd recommend front and rear evenly to stay close to the stock geometry. I typically will only lower a bike 1".
If you give me a shout tomorrow at the shop I can get you a quote.


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I will call you tomorrow and most likely i will just take it there tomorrow. Do you have time to do it tomorrow? thanks
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after you get through at Motorcycles Unlimited, shave your seat. check out the write up i did on www.kawiforums.com. you may need to register to see the pics but its a forum dedicated to your bike.

http://www.kawiforums.com/forum/topi...TOPIC_ID=18814
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after you get through at Motorcycles Unlimited, shave your seat. check out the write up i did on www.kawiforums.com. you may need to register to see the pics but its a forum dedicated to your bike.

http://www.kawiforums.com/forum/topi...TOPIC_ID=18814
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i registered to that forum today. If you want to do that as a side job pm me and let me know how much you wanna do it for. i'm a newbie when it comes to bike and plus i dont wanna try to do anything i have never done before on this bike. Its just too nice to fucck it up by trying. thanks

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i registered to that forum today. If you want to do that as a side job pm me and let me know how much you wanna do it for. i'm a newbie when it comes to bike and plus i dont wanna try to do anything i have never done before on this bike. Its just too nice to fucck it up by trying. thanks
just try it. the sooner you get to know your bike the better. you can buy one from corbin (custom seat maker) or on ebay a few times. if you ever head out with us you can sit on my bike and see if its somwthing you want to do with the stock seat.
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