Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Glendale, AZ 85310
Ride Height Adjustment Link
I got my lowering kit from ADJUSTMENT TECH RACING 705-799-5139. They are based in Canada- I found them in a sport bike mag- they had an article done on them. The link cost $199 (includes shipping)
I put it on my CBR F3, wasn't hard to do, I also lowered the front forks to match the rear- no changes/problems in handling etc... I also shaved my seat (did that before I bought the link, trying to get it lower.) I gained about 3 1/2 inches-totally flat footed and bent in the knee. ( I am 5'3- was barely touching the ground) There is no problems with bottom clearance, I compared it to the bottom clearance of an R1 and it is about the same- so I have never had any problems with pot holes, speed bumps etc...
I decided to lower it after I dropped mine at a stop sign. And I have found it easier to control since I have plenty of footing, plus its center of gravity is lower (not so top heavy for me). It brought me alot of confidence, ease of stopping, starting and slow speed maneuvers. I'll do it to any bike I get where I can't (or just barely) touch the ground. Its a nice feeling to have a bike that fits you and doesn't feel like you are a little kid trying to ride an adults 10 speed.
There's other lowering kits too, so you can shop around if you want.
Hope this helps!
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