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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-27-2006, 06:40 AM Thread Starter
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Question Lowering GSXR

i was wondering if anybody could give me some of there knowledge of lowering a bike, if theres any pros and cons, or performance diffrences. Im debating on lowering my gsxr, but i dont want to put it too low so it bottoms out. please give your opinions
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Lowering the bike will make it a touch less wheelie prone, which should help if you want to drag it. It will also make your steering less sensative and decrease your cornering ground clearance for twisties.

Why do you want to lower it in the first place? Cant reach? Or just think it looks cool?




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My sister has a R1 '06, she is 5'5" and she wants to lower her bike how do I lower the front end?

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My sister has a R1 '06, she is 5'5" and she wants to lower her bike how do I lower the front end?
Slide the forks in the tripple clamps




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My sister has a R1 '06, she is 5'5" and she wants to lower her bike how do I lower the front end?
It's best to lower both the front and the rear equally, or you risk running into handling issues.

I had an '00 F4 that was lowered 1.75" front and rear to make it so I was on the balls of both feet at a stop. I am only 5'1", so I would say that your sister, at 5'5" is at least on the balls of her feet as well?

If you want more info on lowering a bike, do a search on here and you will find tons of threads.

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