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How to lower FZ6???

A friend of mine bought a 2006 FZ6 it is just a little to tall for her, is there any way to lower it an inch or two?

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Lowering link for the rear suspension and then....


slide the fork tubes to compensate!


No seriously though, that's a serious reply.
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buy a shorter bike?
Wear taller shoes?
take the tires off and ride around on rubber bands?

In all honesty, if you are not familiar with lowering links, I suggest that you suggest that she takes it to a qualified mechanic (somebody like Chicago Performance perhaps) that can properly lower the bike.

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A friend of mine bought a 2006 FZ6 it is just a little to tall for her, is there any way to lower it an inch or two?
Can your friend at least tiptoe the bike with both feet? If so, then this is good enough. Take it from a fellow FZ6 rider with a 29" inseam.

FZ6's don't have lowering dog-bone links like other sportbikes, due to how their rear suspension is set up.

The best thing that she can do is shave her seat, to both lower it and narrow the sides. I did so on mine and would be happy to provide guidance if needed.

Finally, have her check out http://www.fz6-forum.com.

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Yes she can tiptoe. How would you go about shaving the seat without damaging it?

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Yes she can tiptoe. How would you go about shaving the seat without damaging it?
http://www.diymotorcycleseat.com/

http://faq.ninja250.org/wiki/I_want_to_reshape_my_seat

Also search Google/YouTube on similar keywords.
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Do you happen to know where I can download a service manual for the bike? I have not been able to find one.

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Just go join http://www.fz6-forum.com. You can find all FZ6 info you need there.

http://www.fz6-forum.com/forum/fz6-t...-2007-fz6.html

http://www.carlsalter.com/download.asp?p=1280

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Like Bek said, go to fz6-forum.com. They got a nice community there. Tell them you know tcmalker and you're set.
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