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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-14-2004, 05:17 PM Thread Starter
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lowering my busa

can anyone give me tips on lowering my bike,
2002 hayabusa, i want to lower as much as possible
for everyday riding with out the real worry of scraping.
schaumburg suzuki wants to charge me around $ 500 for
labor, kickstand, rear lowering links and triple tree to slide
down the front end. thx to anyone who can recommend off of
experience or even leads to who can do a great job at a much
better cost.

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I got a set of rear lowing links for a 2" drop right here. 50 bucks and they are yours.




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Buy Tony's links, pull the fork tubes up in front then take the kickstand to a welder and have him cut an inch or so out of it... and you should be good to go.

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Buy Tony's links, pull the fork tubes up in front then take the kickstand to a welder and have him cut an inch or so out of it... and you should be good to go.
stock tripples wont allow the tubes to come up any farther. need after market ones, or a riser that raises the plate up to allow room for the tubes to come up slightly.

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John is using stock triples and managed to get his pulled up... I'll ask him again how he did it.

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John is using stock triples and managed to get his pulled up... I'll ask him again how he did it.
they have that goofy top plate on them that the clipons attach to, this plate has small holes to allow the preload adjusters through but not large enough to pull the tubes up. You might be able to pull them up a tad before you hit the plate, or you could add spacers, or you could get a new top plate.

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If your using riser spacers like the ones on Kelly's bike you can pull the tubes up since the plate is higher, but if not you would need a new plate, which you can pick up for about 150 bucks I think.




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I used a welder guy in Itasca for my 954's kickstand, he did an awesome job. He also rides. If you need the phone # and address PM me.

(I had Schaumburg Suzuki lower my F4i, they did a great job on the lowering front & back but the kickstand broke in half a few months later)
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lowering my busa

thx guys (and ladies) for the info! you rock!

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Good luck with that. If you still need some help let me know. (PM)
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