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scarthie

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scarthie says:

lowering a bike

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  • Posted 4 years ago (03 May 2011 19:02)

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fastasfuck123

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Lowering

Try finding boots with a thicker heel.

These should help:biggrin:

 

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smoto5

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smoto5 says:

If you are going to drop

the back end a little, it makes sense to do similar at the front if you can, first thing would be to see how it handles when the backs lowered, and then start lowering the front a little until you feel happy with it, by lifting the fork legs up in the yokes so a little more sticks out of the top of the yoke. Without dropping the front, the steering may feel slower and more reluctant to turn into the corner, go to far dropped and it may get too twitchy and turn faster than you want or further. You will need to be sure that the tyre and wheel etc are not going to clout anything on full compression, some bikes have very marginal clearance!! Have fun! :biggrin:


edit, Uh huh fasf123, that may help..............then again? :lol:

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MarcusMarsh

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MarcusMarsh says:

Bike lowering

Bear in mind that if you do lower the bike on the suspension you ideally want to do do it fairly evenly at both ends; although you can lower the front a little more than the back which will have the effect of making the bike turn quicker.  The problem with lowering the bike is that you sacrifice ground clearance so, depending on how hard you corner, this could be an issue.  Beware also that you might need to shorten your side stand as it would be a shame if your bike fell over because your stand was now too long for your bike.  I would strike a balance between lowering the bike slightly and having some foam taken out of the seat.     

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fastasfuck123

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Serious post this time

Firstly I wouldn't be to concerned about ground clearance, most riders couldn't get close to the lean angles modern bikes are capable of.

Lowering the front alone is probably not a great idea, you could end up with a bike that is unstable and have issues with interference between wheel and radiator etc.

Personally I'd just drop the rear and put up with the heavier steering, you'd not notice after a few corners and lowering links are available for most bikes, buy ajustables if they're available

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