Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Jacksonville, NC 28540
When you are lowering a bike because you are not quite as tall, you should consider:
1) Proper suspension settings (preload, ride height, damping options)
2) Lowering the front and rear of the bike to maintain (or obtain) usable geometry.
I've seen a rider or two compromise height for proper suspension/geometry. Several of them are no longer riders because of the experience.
Take your time. Do it right. Enjoy....
1991 FZR 1000 - built 1040 with race cams, Akrapovic full exhaust, and mild suspension work
2004 YZF R1 - Graves full exhaust, velocity stacks, BMC race filter, and Power Commander. Rear Ohlins. Forks rblt with Race Tech springs and Gold Valves.
2005 20th Anniversary V-Max (0098/2000) - T boost,
2005 YZF R6 track bike - Graves full exhaust, Race Tech suspension