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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-29-2004, 05:06 PM Thread Starter
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Question 03 gixxer 750 lowering

i'm a rookie rider and i bought a gixxer 750 a few weeks ago. its not too tall for me but i would much rather have both feet flat on the ground. i bought the lowering links but i do need some help with the front. how do i get this done?? thanks for any help you guys can dole out.
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Re: 03 gixxer 750 lowering

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i'm a rookie rider and i bought a gixxer 750 a few weeks ago. its not too tall for me but i would much rather have both feet flat on the ground. i bought the lowering links but i do need some help with the front. how do i get this done?? thanks for any help you guys can dole out.
a newbie with a gixxer 750...sounds like you have more than lowering your bike to worry about?

you ever rode before?
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Yea I agree...this post makes me nervous. It doesn't sound like lowering the bike is going to solve your problem
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thanks for the concern, i have been riding for almost two years now but still consider myself a beginner as i do not ride regularly (maybe once week). I had a honda shadow ACE and stepped up to the gixxer a few weeks ago. big difference there.
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im in the mist of getting a gixxer 600 myself, i too would like to have both feet flat on the ground, where did u get loweing links?

how tall are you?
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-21-2004, 11:00 AM
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Linkage to lower bikes can be found here.. http://www.lockhartphillipsusa.com/

As I menetioned in another post in this foum, try shaving the seat if possible, as lowering will effect the handeling of the bike.

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Another place to get Lowering links....and they are on sale..!

http://www.gixxer.com/store/catalog/...55379fe72b2e3f

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i got the seat shaved and took out about 1 1/2 inch. i still cannot flat-foot it but i like it better this way. i tried it lowered with the links but didnt have much clearance on bumps and humps on the road so i brought it back to the stock height and shaved the seat instead. this is so much better. thanks for the advise guys. by the way, i'm 5'5" with a 30" inseam so the seat height was almost 3 inches higher than my inseam.
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