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2008 R6. Brought it in 2011, 3 days later wrote it off. Whoops!

Rebuilt it, and rebuilt myself, to get back on it 7 months later the same year. So in love with this bike. And yes Im a short arse and have lowered it 2 inches.
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Did lowering really alter your handling? Needing to maybe lower mine a couple inches as well (I'm 5'4") but hesitating to do so!!
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Did lowering really alter your handling? Needing to maybe lower mine a couple inches as well (I'm 5'4") but hesitating to do so!!
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At 5'4" on an 07 you are in some tough territory. I usually suggest avoiding lowering, but if done properly, it can certainly make life easier and inspire confidence. Handling will be altered somewhat, but not to the point it rides like a Harley, and if you're street riding, you probably wont notice the bads but you'll certainly notice the goods.

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Not likely she will respond since that post is mad old.

At 5'4" on an 07 you are in some tough territory. I usually suggest avoiding lowering, but if done properly, it can certainly make life easier and inspire confidence. Handling will be altered somewhat, but not to the point it rides like a Harley, and if you're street riding, you probably wont notice the bads but you'll certainly notice the goods.

Guess I didn't look @ the date. I wear workboots when I ride and it gives me that little bit of extra height but am still either one-footed at stops or tippy-toed when on both feet (makes it tough to back it up too). I feel like I would be a ton more comfortable with it a couple inches lower!! Would you suggest doing it yourself or having a pro do it?
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The job isnt overly difficult, especially if you have front and rear stands. If you dont have stands or know someone who does, its probably a pro job. Also, you will need someone with some size/strength to do the rear link as you will need to remove the old ones, and if you have a stock exhaust, this will suck large testicles, as the exhaust is in the way of the bolts. I did both ends myself with a lowering link and sliding the forks up for my wife (5'4" also), but I am also pretty good size and strong enough to move/lift the bike when I need.

Cliffs: Its not difficult, conceptually, but physically it is, especially if you are smaller, alone, and/or dont have the right tools. If any or all of those apply, find a pro or a shop or someone in your area that can help.

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