holy crap .. someone with intellect is present on this board ??? :bow , lowering the bike is a big NO NO and it will throw of the geometry of the bike and possibly cause you to bottom out under heavy braking . ALWAYS SHAVE YOUR SEAT before you even think about lowering a bikei had mine cut and welded, it didnt look ghetto..and it held up great...maybe stronger than stock...anyways try just shaving your seat..itll bring you down an insh or so and you wont have to buy links and a kickstand...you also wont mess up the geometrics of the bike....plus it just looks way better at stock height...i lowered mine and realized that stock height was better so i un did everything and just got a shaved seat
haha its "intellect" ,if you will, gained from experience, my old bike was lowered at one point-never again. anyway just shave the stocker im 5'6" and so far its not bad..an upholstry shop should be able to do it for $50..other wise, do it yourself if you have a staple gun, you can scour ebay for people that have done it already and are selling theirs..i found mine on ebay so i have a stocker and a shaved stockerholy crap .. someone with intellect is present on this board ??? :bow , lowering the bike is a big NO NO and it will throw of the geometry of the bike and possibly cause you to bottom out under heavy braking . ALWAYS SHAVE YOUR SEAT before you even think about lowering a bike
Thank you. I guess my point is not everyone is Rossi. We don't all race. I push mine plenty, but well within my limits. +1 on the forks.personally, im not claiming it "handled bad"...ive ridden a lowered bike for over a year with no issues, it will change the geometrics and most certianly affect turning, assuming your pushing it. i will say though under normal everyday riding like commuting to work and such- you more than likely will not be able to tell the difference. if you do lower the bike remember to raise the forks up through your triple tree to compensate for the lowered rear.