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i have an 07 r6 and im doing 3.5" lowering links in the rear and moving the fork tubes up to drop the front.... has anyone gone this low with their bike... AND most importantly how long is you kickstand or how much did you have to cut out of it????
 

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why would you want to lower it so much?
well im short (not severe... 5'8" ) and i dont like to tip toe everywhere when i do ride... i dont put a ton of miles on it and there arent huge curbs where i go.... i might even go with a shaved seat too...


and yes lowered bikes look cool...sometimes.....
 

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dont cut it.. keep it and get an adjustable kickstand. that way if you finally decide to raise it back up your not paying for an oem kick stand. also im 5'4 and had to lower the bike 2" in the front and back.. i couldnt touch at all and leaning it at stops was really hurting and stressful on my legs. now im just barely on my tiptoes :) however being 5'8 you shouldnt have to lower it that much.. no need to be flat foot on the bike.. how often are you really going to be stopped.. if your stopped that much.. just give the bike away your not enjoying it :)
 

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well im short (not severe... 5'8" ) and i dont like to tip toe everywhere when i do ride... i dont put a ton of miles on it and there arent huge curbs where i go.... i might even go with a shaved seat too...


and yes lowered bikes look cool...sometimes.....
i'm 5'4 and only lowered my bike 1 inch.
 

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when i had my bike lowered 1 and 1/2 inches i bought a used kick stand on ebay for $20 and cut out about an inch out and welded it back together. Just curious but 5'8 you should be damn close to sitting with ur feet flat! Im 5'6 and im pretty close after i raised my bike back up!!
 

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when i had my bike lowered 1 and 1/2 inches i bought a used kick stand on ebay for $20 and cut out about an inch out and welded it back together. Just curious but 5'8 you should be damn close to sitting with ur feet flat! Im 5'6 and im pretty close after i raised my bike back up!!

well i bought a used kickstand for 10 bucks soooo cutting one isnt a huge deal.. (saved a bit instead of buying a new adjustable)

as for being stopped.... i live near detroit and there are a crap load of stop lights where we normally ride the bikes...

as for my height yes being 5'8" i should be able to touch the ground pretty good.. this sounds pretty stupid but.. i do a lot of weight lifting so i have pretty large quads (leg muscles) and with the r6 seat already being wayyy wider than other brand bikes my legs dont go strait to the ground... i have to spread them farther (i probably look like a schmuck with a football stance lol)

if anyone has been on a new cbr600rr they know that seat is VERY narrow and you can almost stand strait up without having you legs touch the side of the bike... i like that better but i still like my R6 better
 

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From the sounds of it you are a schmuck!! You seem like your the know it all type good luck with the cutting and welding! Was just tryin to help you bro! Take a pic of ur lowers, in a few months, after you slam it to the ground! LOL!!! In case you were worried about performance, and im sure your not since you sit at red lights all day, lowering is only good for going straight!!! Get a bussa retard!
 

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From the sounds of it you are a schmuck!! You seem like your the know it all type good luck with the cutting and welding! Was just tryin to help you bro! Take a pic of ur lowers, in a few months, after you slam it to the ground! LOL!!! In case you were worried about performance, and im sure your not since you sit at red lights all day, lowering is only good for going straight!!! Get a bussa retard!

wow man all i asked is how much cut cut off my damn kickstand.... then people started asking why i want to lower the bike... its really a simple question but i guess some people cant figure it out... as for you... take a nap you are cranky.:dunce:
 

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what the hell donny what did he say to you to make you call people retard....... and Mr. Bigg... you keep on telling people not to lower their bike but you click on every thread the have the word lower and help on it...... come on people.
Mustangmike, I would like to say sorry on behalf of all this member that have nothing beter to do.
First off... Welcome to the forum.......
to your question, yest 3.5" is a little too low... but shit if it work for you then go ahead. It's your bike enjoy it.
as for the how much do you need to cut you kickstand..... I don't have a number for you. Because i didn't cut mine that low. Try a regular stand and hold up your bike. By the when you get the bike to stand like you want to. Measure the jack stand against you kickstand. The different in the two is how much you need to cut.
Like I said. i don't know, but that might work. good luck and have fun.
(watch this.... I'm about to get flame because I hurn some body feeling)
 

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what the hell donny what did he say to you to make you call people retard....... and Mr. Bigg... you keep on telling people not to lower their bike but you click on every thread the have the word lower and help on it...... come on people.
Mustangmike, I would like to say sorry on behalf of all this member that have nothing beter to do.
First off... Welcome to the forum.......
to your question, yest 3.5" is a little too low... but shit if it work for you then go ahead. It's your bike enjoy it.
as for the how much do you need to cut you kickstand..... I don't have a number for you. Because i didn't cut mine that low. Try a regular stand and hold up your bike. By the when you get the bike to stand like you want to. Measure the jack stand against you kickstand. The different in the two is how much you need to cut.
Like I said. i don't know, but that might work. good luck and have fun.
(watch this.... I'm about to get flame because I hurn some body feeling)
:werd ^ I haven't been a member here long but have read alot of threads, and it does seem that anytime anyone asks a simple question about lowering their bike, the person gets flammed.. It's ridiculous! Not everybody rides track.

Anyways, Mike Just don't worry about what anybody else says.. do whatever you want, it seems that some of these guys on here forget that its your bike, and your hard earned money. All that matters is that YOU like it!

By the way i don't have an answer to your question, but if your going to do it urself i'd say the best way is trial and error, but if your going to take it to a pro, i'd just ask them, who knows maybe they've done enough that they know right off. But i will tell you that I use to have my bike lowered an inch for a few weeks, and one day got bored and wanted to see if i really could tell a difference in handling between lowered and stock, so i raised it back up and took it for a test ride, and to tell you the truth it felt like a completly different bike, handled soo much better that instead of lowering it back so i could touch the ground alil better, i just left it stock and shaved some foam off the seat, Alot easier then you'd think, and got me about an inch closer to the ground, If i were you i'd try it, but just a suggestion.
 

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Would you cut the kickstand from the top? The bottom doesn't seem right. Also, maybe they sale pre-cut kickstands so you can keep the stock incase you wanna sell the bike?
 

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Would you cut the kickstand from the top? The bottom doesn't seem right. Also, maybe they sale pre-cut kickstands so you can keep the stock incase you wanna sell the bike?
When i had my bike lowered, i just took my kickstand to a custom harley shop and they cut the foot off flush at the bottom of it and then cut out what they needed to, and welded the foot back on... if you do it that way then it'll be considerably easier to weld back together then if you were to cut it off right in the middle.
 

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you can also torch the kickstand and bend it outwards, that way it will compensate for being long....that also works, and would be easiest, since you wont have cuts and welds to worry about.
my bike had a cut and welded one, and it broke off
 

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well thank you for the welcome and thank you guys who see what im saying about lowering... i just dont like to be THAT uncomfortable if i dont have to.. i only put on about 1000 miles a year tops.. i dont ride it that much between work/winter/mustangs/boating there is not a whole lot of use i get out of it although i love it. the handling part to me is second. if it were a race bike yes i agree... not a good idea.. im not lowering for looks... im lowering for the purpose of touching the ground a little better i hate (sometimes) looking like im riding a damn dirtbike with one leg up on the seat and the other flat on the ground (its not that bad but you get the point) if i hate the bike lowered then i have everything to raise it back up... i bought a kickstand for bucks and lowering links were cheap so i wont be out a ton of cash even if i threw them away. as for the labor, im a master certified technician so thats not an issue plus its a small fun project... i heard someone else say take whatever length you lower and divide by 2 and cut that much out. sounds pretty simple. i might go the extra distance and figure out the ANGLE the bike leans from the factory and HEIGHT then do some good old MATH (trig..) and get it from there... like i said either way im gonna do it... i know lowered vehicles ride rougher than stock.... especially on detroit roads...if i hate how it is ill put it back to stock...
 
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