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post #1 of 6 Old 05-28-2007, 06:20 PM Thread Starter
 
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Can i lower my bike with the stock shocks?
I don't want to come up as quick in 1st gear.
Any advice?

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Can i lower my bike with the stock shocks?
I don't want to come up as quick in 1st gear.
Any advice?

Thanks in advance
You can remove the 3mm shim in the stock shock but that is all as far as lowering the rear shock goes.
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a number of people sell lowering links, they replace the rear dogbones and you can lower anywhere from 1 -3 inches.

check out ebay.
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a number of people sell lowering links, they replace the rear dogbones and you can lower anywhere from 1 -3 inches.

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Remember, if you drop the rear ride height you should drop the front as well to keep the steering response in the ballpark. First guess, same amount (measured at the wheel) as the rear. You can only go SO far with lowering the front before the front fender will collide with something before it runs out of compression travel, and you don't want that happening ...

I installed a chain with a few more links than stock to get the back wheel to the back of the adjustment slot to help keep the front down. 'Course, that came along with a 2 teeth bigger rear sprocket, so now it launches even harder and the front still wants to come up. Hehe, it's all good :-)


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post #6 of 6 Old 05-29-2007, 10:27 PM
 
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strictly lowering your bike will not keep the front end down. if it's really a problem, (can't see how) extend the swing arm (effective), or soften the compression on the rear (not very). Just remember any thing you do will adversely effect the handling. You could just roll on slower and lean over the tank more!
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