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post #1 of 14 Old 10-12-2010, 04:19 PM Thread Starter
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Issue with forks and lowering bike?

i HAVE A 04 ZX-10 AND WANTED TO LOWER THE FRONT BY RAISING THE FORKS THREW THE TRIPLE CLAMP BUT THE FORKS HAVE A WEIRD STEP DOWN IN THEM AND THEN COME BACK OUT TO NORMAL SIZE. IS THIS NORMAL FOR 1ST GEN CAUSE I SEE PEOPLE DO THIS BUT MAYBE THEY HAVE DIFFERENT FORKS.

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It's normal on the 1st gen and some other bikes.You'll have to get a lowering strap or have them lowered internally.
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It's normal on the 1st gen and some other bikes.You'll have to get a lowering strap or have them lowered internally.
No you don't. You can lower to the forks without a strap or doing anything internal.
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... up to a point!! I have a funny feeling that the original poster wants to go out of bounds (for what the bike was originally designed for).


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I've had one of my 10's front lowered about 4 inches with no issues....put on about 8k miles. But other than that, I used it mainly for drag.
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I have other pics that are lower, I'll find the pics later tonight
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yeah i ran into this prob,my bike is low as phuck.i had them internally lowered and it still wasnt low enough i bought 38mm vortex clipons so they would grab the fork tube on the other end of the taper.they are a sumbitch to get started onto the tube but once you get em over the cartridge its gravy train with biscuit wheels.hope this helps....id suggest getting them done internally if your just gona drag race.i cant see why you would need it that low on the street
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hey NinjeR i have my 05 lowered da same way with the front end strap when im at the track & i haven't had any issues either. oh and sharp bike man wat does she run ?

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hey NinjeR i have my 05 lowered da same way with the front end strap when im at the track & i haven't had any issues either. oh and sharp bike man wat does she run ?
I never tried lowering with straps, I just slide the tubes. She runs 11's =P
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post #10 of 14 Old 10-12-2010, 07:02 PM
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Here are somewhat better pics of a front lowered past tapered area.
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