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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-29-2012, 12:37 PM Thread Starter
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lowering the front

I have already lowered the rear 3" with a lowering link and I would also like to lower the front for the drag strip and to level the bike out. I am planning on pulling the forks through the triple clamp, but i'm not sure how much i should lower it. Should i lower it 3" in the front also or is there a specific ratio i should follow to try to keep the geometry of the bike as close to stock as possible? i'm not too worried about handling because i mostly just ride on the street and drag strip.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-29-2012, 12:47 PM
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Re: lowering the front

You planning on using straps up front?

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Re: lowering the front

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You planning on using straps up front?
yes

2005 R6
PC3
black windshield
smoke flush mount signals
fender eliminater kit
lowered 3"
M4 exhaust
k&n air intake
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Re: lowering the front

I'd lower the front to match for aerodynamic purposes.

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Zeus Armor crash cage, sub-cage, stunt stay, subframe brace, R1 rectifier mod. ATC steel subframe & ATC 12 bar. Runman big rotor HB setup with r6 monoblock calipers. Stunter-X res clamp hose kit. Dented gas tank with HT moto grip. Kleen air mod. GPR V1 steering damper. Brembo RCS 19. SS brake lines. BMC air filter. ATC adjustable clip ons. Brembo 16x18 HB. 05 R1 front forks. 06 FZ-6 rear rotor. NGK plugs. DCP radiator cage. LP gas cap. Secondary radiator fan switch setup. HT Moto Rear Seat. Leo Vince CBR 250 exhaust. Naarden shark fin. 14/54t 520 gearing. Intergrated rear turn signals. Engine Ice. Shaved wind screen.
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