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I got mine for about $130---the website's posted a bunch of times already---and I feel a lot more confident on my bike now. I'm really short, (5' :cuss ) so I had to get some massive boots, too, but now I can flatfoot both sides and I don't have any problems stopping on inclines. Lower your bike correctly, and you won't have any problems with steering control---tankslapping? :BS. I also dropped a tooth on the front sprocket so wheelies aren't so hard to do anymore (the lowered center of gravity affected that until I put the new sprocket in). The 2003 R6 is a great bike.

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I'm new to the bike community and I love my 2004 R6. I'm 5'5" and heard about lowering links but I don't know exactly how they work. Can you help me out?[/quote]
 

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I lowered mine with an adjustable lowering link, actually the shop lowered it for me. Anyways I got mine lowered about 1.5" and man I feel sooooo much more confident on it now, and it *seems* like I can control it alot better. My kickstand had to be modded or else it wouldn't work though.
 

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I wanted to lower mine when I first got it but no one would do it for me claiming it would change the dynamics of the suspension. Have you noticed any change since lowering?
 

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yeah, I'm barely touching down on the balls of my feet on my r6, but a friend of mine who's ridden another r6 that's been lowered says the ride is a little rougher than my r6 with the untouched suspension.

I wanted to lower the suspension, but the mechanics say they could only lower it by a few milimeters, so it wouln't have made much of a difference anyway.

They recommended shaving the seat down, which I would have done, but I was too lazy to give the guy a call. My dealer recommended him. There's some guy in Orange County that'll do it for cheap. I have the phone number to the guy somewhere...
 

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Found the number to the place that'll shave your seat down for you so you don't have to mess with your suspension. I never actually had it done, but the yamaha dealer that I bought my bike from recommends them, and says they do a real professional job, and you can't tell the difference (in looks).

The place is called Rick's Custom Seats. 714 962 3018. The address is in Huntington Beach, California, which is in or around Orange County.
 

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I have noticed that the bike is a little stiffer feel to it after lowering it, but other than that it feels awesome. I dont' feel much difference in handling, hope this helps.
 

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Ed said:
Found the number to the place that'll shave your seat down for you so you don't have to mess with your suspension. I never actually had it done, but the yamaha dealer that I bought my bike from recommends them, and says they do a real professional job, and you can't tell the difference (in looks).

The place is called Rick's Custom Seats. 714 962 3018. The address is in Huntington Beach, California, which is in or around Orange County.
About how much more inches could you gain?
 
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