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I know it's not popular here, but who's lowered their bike?

Going to do it soon, just wonding how you like it, how you lowered it, and how much of a drop you did.

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Our 'Busa is lowered 4" in front and 3" in the rear (or was it the other way around?) Dogbone in the back and pulled the fork tubes up in front.

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My Gixxer was lowered probably around 2-3" all together after a longer swingarm and dropping the forks a couple inches through the triple tree.

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Why would you want to lower your bike?
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Looks good and reduces wheelies?

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Why would you want to lower your bike?

I used to have a couple of sponsors and drag race on the weekends

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Why would you want to lower your bike?
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It's popular here, all the girls do it!
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It's popular here, all the girls do it!
ouch! zing!





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Better qualify that one, Robbie!

Lowering a bike will improve its "straight-line-ability"... sort of the inverse of raising the ride height. Dropping the front end will help keep it on the ground. Useful in drag racing. Come out to da Grove sometime!

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I lower mine for the drag strip 3" in the rear and 2" in front with dogbones and sliding through the clamps. But I don't like riding on the street lowered.

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Mines lowered but I also had 4&6 do a Computrack and geometry on it. It's like a whole different bike from the original lowering which had to be raised to get a decent geometry.

The only reason it "not popular" here is because it generally has a negative affect on handling.

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Why would you want to lower your bike?
maybe he's asking the reason of him lowering his bike, shorter rider?
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I'm going drag racing on the 12th and want to lower my 60' and therefore better my time. I might ride around on the street while it's lowered but it won't stay like that forever.

And I'm tall enough for my bike.

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Hey now, I drag on the weekends, I have a coupe of sponsors too
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Mines lowered an inch and a half in the rear. I love it that way on the street.




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