alright i cannot find my thead, but i found some pictures.... to do it right, you have to lower both the front and the back of the bike...
3inches lowerin back, 3 inches lower in front... it will keep the bike more balanced (even though your already throwing it off of the specs and ground clearance, bad mojo)
The rear, replace this
, with these
, they're lowering links, and adjust accordingly and keep measurements
The front, simply loosen the forks from the tripple tree's and let gravity do the work. I wouldnt do them both at once because it can drop really fast if you're not carfull. So loosen one of the sides, the right lets say, loosen both the top right and lower right tripple tree, and shimmee the right fork up. tighten up the right and then adjust the left side. You migh have to do this more than once... And dont forget to keep the measurements accurate
and make sure the forks are EVENLY matched both left and right. I used a digital caliper
to get it to the thousanth. I was told that unevenness can do bad things, so i pass the word
One thing wrong, ok several things wrong with lowering is that it throws the bike of its specs, which were specifically designed to work at what your are changing it from. Which my owners manual says "adjudsting your suspension out of reccomended specifications can adversely affect stability and handling, which could result in death or serious injury."
Another is that the lean angle will be effected and lessened to where you will be scraping parts that arn't supposed to the scraped, so you might slide farther than normal.
Another is it will be harder to wheelie, which I dont think you're ready for, im just saying it so you will know all the information of what you are doing.
And braking may get seriously bad if you lower it too low, because when you lower the front, the forks are forced into a shorter gap between the tire and the lower tripple tree, if lowered too low the TIRE can & may break the plastic faring and touch the lower tripple tree.
Have you have ridden a bicycle? have you ever gone really fast and then put your foot in the front tire? well i was stupid enough to do so, and i flipped over prettly hard!!