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post #1 of 25 Old 02-16-2012, 08:24 PM Thread Starter
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question about lowering

hey guys im wanting to lower the rear on my gen1 a lil more. i have the 3 hole links right now and i have the bolt in the 2nd hole "2in drop". my question is how many of you guys are runnin the 3 hole lowering links with the bolt in the 3rd hole and have anybody experience any undertail rubage or cracked oil pans from being so low ? any info anybody can share will be appreciated.

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I pretty sure neverending mods had his at 3" drop and was scraping a lot, but moved to 1.5" drop and was good. I can attempt to figure out how much of a drop you can go by adjusting the height of mine, gonna take me a couple days though.

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We have my buddies gen1 set at -3" w 8" Bolton extensions. Links are two hole (-1 & -3 according to manufacturer) and they are on the lowest setting. Drags his lower fairing a lot, and cracked the rear of the oil pan going down the highway this past summer. Going over a bridge there was a little height diff between the road and bridge. Front tire popped up a little and came down right on the rear of the oil pan. Put a huge crack in it and lost most of the oil immediately. He was real lucky cause it covered the rear tire in oil. Still set at the same height, just has to be a lot more careful.
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I pretty sure neverending mods had his at 3" drop and was scraping a lot, but moved to 1.5" drop and was good. I can attempt to figure out how much of a drop you can go by adjusting the height of mine, gonna take me a couple days though.
yea i have mine set at 2inch drop and its ride fine even 2 up sometimes but wanted to go lower without f*cking up anything. hopefully neverending will see this post and chime in.

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We have my buddies gen1 set at -3" w 8" Bolton extensions. Links are two hole (-1 & -3 according to manufacturer) and they are on the lowest setting. Drags his lower fairing a lot, and cracked the rear of the oil pan going down the highway this past summer. Going over a bridge there was a little height diff between the road and bridge. Front tire popped up a little and came down right on the rear of the oil pan. Put a huge crack in it and lost most of the oil immediately. He was real lucky cause it covered the rear tire in oil. Still set at the same height, just has to be a lot more careful.
wow i bet that was a scary experience i new the oil pans/header sit pretty low on these bikes from the factory so i was kinda worried if it would scrape or mess up anything bc i dont wanna mess my baby up from being so low but thx for the info.

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Like I said, give me a couple days. Ill take some measurements and such, ride around and see how long I can be without scraping.

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Like I said, give me a couple days. Ill take some measurements and such, ride around and see how long I can be without scraping.
ok cool... let me no.

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Depends on how long ur links are... i have mine in the 3rd hole(lol) and its perfect...what ever you go with just make sure u dont rub anything...it WILL cost u ET and MPH..

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Mine was lowered 3" in the rear and 1" in the front and haven't hit the oil pan. I did hit the headers and dented 2 head pipes. I have to stand up and walk the bike over speed bumps and to get into my driveway. My lowers are hammered though.


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i actually just learned something yesterday lol, how low I am can scrap over a bump. slow speed and a steep bump, but I scraped yesterday over a bump I never had on before.

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Mine was lowered 3" in the rear and 1" in the front and haven't hit the oil pan. I did hit the headers and dented 2 head pipes. I have to stand up and walk the bike over speed bumps and to get into my driveway. My lowers are hammered though.
hey if you got a pic of your bike lowered could you post it bc i would like to see how your bike sits lowered 3in in the rear. the links i have are made by diamond power sports the specs on them are stock, 2in and 4in drop.

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