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post #16 of 30 Old 02-10-2016, 09:53 AM
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OP, what a lot of people don't/won't/can't tell you is that when you make massive changes to the geometry of the motorcycle like that, very bad things happen in terms of handling. You can very easily make the motorcycle unsafe to ride.

It seems like you are already on the right track by taking it to a professional suspension expert (by professional I mean an actual suspension shop, not your local dealer where a 'mechanic' will do the work) so please stick with this course of action.

I am with the others...I am going to assume that you need the bike lowered because you are 'vertically challenged' =)
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I am with the others...I am going to assume that you need the bike lowered because you are 'vertically challenged' =)
He assumes you're short.

Just say it Slo... ya politically correct bastid... hehehe
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OP, what a lot of people don't/won't/can't tell you is that when you make massive changes to the geometry of the motorcycle like that, very bad things happen in terms of handling. You can very easily make the motorcycle unsafe to ride.

It seems like you are already on the right track by taking it to a professional suspension expert (by professional I mean an actual suspension shop, not your local dealer where a 'mechanic' will do the work) so please stick with this course of action.

I am with the others...I am going to assume that you need the bike lowered because you are 'vertically challenged' =)

its a shame very few shops mention that when lowering bikes for us short arses.
Thankfully when i had mine lowered it was a professional race mechanic that did it for me so he was able to ensure minimal change to the handling characteristics.
when i had my first bike lowered i was unaware that it also needed to be lowered through the forks as well

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I'm just glad I'm tall enough to flat foot any bike I ever sit on. Though the adventure type bikes like the multistrada can be a bit of a reach.


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OP, what a lot of people don't/won't/can't tell you is that when you make massive changes to the geometry of the motorcycle like that, very bad things happen in terms of handling. You can very easily make the motorcycle unsafe to ride.

It seems like you are already on the right track by taking it to a professional suspension expert (by professional I mean an actual suspension shop, not your local dealer where a 'mechanic' will do the work) so please stick with this course of action.

I am with the others...I am going to assume that you need the bike lowered because you are 'vertically challenged' =)
LOL yeap I am....or trust me dropping the bike would not even be considered.
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I'm just glad I'm tall enough to flat foot any bike I ever sit on. Though the adventure type bikes like the multistrada can be a bit of a reach.
Must be nice.....

Well I'm considered average height for an asian
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Short people are AWESOME!!!!
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Short people are AWESOME!!!!
I am 5'8" which I guess everyone calls short (mostly because my wife is 6') and all I tell them is that I am a genetically engineered racer. Shorter for less weight and with arms that are 3" longer than they should be :-p. Perfect!
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As said unless you are really short, i wouldn't go messing about with the recommended height as it will put all your suspension settings out of whack...few years ago i dropped the forks on both of my bikes (as i saw other people do it ).... was ok on the road for straight line/ slowish riding but complete disaster when pushing it at the track...
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I've just double checked mine. I had mine professionally set up. I have the rear lowered by 40mm and the front by 20mm.

Tbh the one in the picture looks a little excessive and its appears to be more for looks than practicality. I'm wondering if he used a longer fork leg to achieve that look
So your bike is lowered by 40mm rear?

I've been debating on buying 25mm or 40mm link from Lust Racing for rear..
I do not want my bike to look slammed (because I don't think it looks good) but your bike doesn't look bad at all.

In the picture, looks almost like stock, which I like.
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Don't ruin your bike. Put it back to stock ASAP. Fuck I hate bikes that have "lowering links" on them, you get these girls who do this and then go on about how pro they are because they're grounding down their fucking shifters and hero knobs. Guess what? They're not good riders, they just fucked the bike up by getting it lowered and now it has no bloody clearance & handles like a bucket full of shit.

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I've heard from people who have lowered their bike that if you lower it a little bit, you can't feel much of difference during daily ride. I'm not taking it on race track anytime soon so ride comfort is a little more important for me since I'm short.

Also I know sportbike guys say that "do not mess up the suspension geometry" but people on cruiser bikes like never say that stuff when they build custom bikes.
My point is, I don't think it's gonna be dangerous, it will still handle better than Harley and stuff. I know it may defeat the point of sportbikes but I'd like lower seat height.
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I lowered mine just enough to run my clip ons flush on top of the triple.
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