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Habitual Linestepper
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im looking to get a lowering kit but hopefully someone here can help me decipher between which if the better or more correct method.

as i search, i see they have the lowering links (2 triangle type brackets)
and also the dogbone type method.( single link )

my question is does it matter which i use? is one better than the other?
and from what i read either kit has a 1" drop setting and a 3" drop.

thanks
 

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why do u want to lower it? drag racing??
no, the bikes too high for me id like to be able to flat foot it..and i also like the look of the bike lowered better
 

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Get a louder horn. I almost got t boned on main st yesterday near the post office. This is the third time I had to lock up the back wheel.
 

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I read on Sport Rider.com that the maximum height the bike should be lowered is an inch and a half. This is suppose to not affect the lean angle that the factory had in mind. In the front they recommend dropping in a set of springs that have been adjusted to the equal or lesser ride height which ever is desired instead of letting the forks poke through the top of the clamp. Here is the link from sport rider magazine online: http://www.sportrider.com/tech/146_0210_lowering_your_bike_safely/index.html. Here is the company that offers smaller springs made especially for lowering the front forks the right way. : http://www.progressivesuspension.com/. Me and a friend lowered our bikes the wrong way. Forks sticking out of tree clamp. Its a pain in the ass. I lowered mine two inches all around and the lean angle sucks so if you enjoy curvy roads you wont be able to have the full experience. My plastics in the front occasionally slam into the tire fender. Im in the process of making my bike stock height. But either way good luck hope the info has helped you any.
 

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Get a louder horn. I almost got t boned on main st yesterday near the post office. This is the third time I had to lock up the back wheel.
Dam that suck (way off topic lol) I locked my tire up a few weeks ago to avoid a rabbit lol...anyway when are we ridin man?! I pmd you my #
 

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I read on Sport Rider.com that the maximum height the bike should be lowered is an inch and a half. This is suppose to not affect the lean angle that the factory had in mind. In the front they recommend dropping in a set of springs that have been adjusted to the equal or lesser ride height which ever is desired instead of letting the forks poke through the top of the clamp. Here is the link from sport rider magazine online: http://www.sportrider.com/tech/146_0210_lowering_your_bike_safely/index.html. Here is the company that offers smaller springs made especially for lowering the front forks the right way. : http://www.progressivesuspension.com/. Me and a friend lowered our bikes the wrong way. Forks sticking out of tree clamp. Its a pain in the ass. I lowered mine two inches all around and the lean angle sucks so if you enjoy curvy roads you wont be able to have the full experience. My plastics in the front occasionally slam into the tire fender. Im in the process of making my bike stock height. But either way good luck hope the info has helped you any.
Great explanation and link. Often, in addition on the springs, getting a set of springs that are correct for the weight of the rider makes a big improvement. I've helped setup a couple of R1s for ladies that are not that tall, and with the right weight springs they needed minimal lowering.
 

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