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...why would you want to lower it so much?
i'm 5'4 and only lowered my bike 1 inch.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.....
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!!
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!
: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.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)
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.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?