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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-02-2013, 06:12 AM Thread Starter
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Lowering Kit question on 2012

Anyone have this? If so how do they like it? how does it change the ride? Where did you buy it and how hard is it to put on?

Sorry for all the questions, I am curious because it looks good but dont wanna dislike riding it.
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-03-2013, 05:45 AM
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It alters the leverage ratio on the rear shock, so you might need to change the spring and damping rates.

Unless you drop the front yolks down the forks you alter the head angle, which makes the steering slower. If you do, you reduce the ground clearance by enough to take the fun out of hard cornering. You might also need to shorten the side stand.

Generally, unless you're shorter than about 5'0" you're better concentrating on your slow riding skills so that you don't need to lower the bike.

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Anyone have this? If so how do they like it? how does it change the ride? Where did you buy it and how hard is it to put on?

Sorry for all the questions, I am curious because it looks good but dont wanna dislike riding it.

It's going to change the way the bike handles and rides, looking good always isn't the best for the rider.

All this is just ADVICE because at the end of the day, you can do whatever the FUCK you wanna do.

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dont do it. especially if youre only doing it because "it looks good"

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This is why I asked haha, It looks good but if it doesn't do anything for the ride but instead takes away from it then f that I am all set haha
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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-07-2013, 03:33 PM
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Was looking at the lowering kit but decided on lowered seat which doesn't look too bad
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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-07-2013, 04:40 PM
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i'm just wondering, but how short are you guys inseam to lower the er6; isnt that thing already at like 28-29 inch seat height? thats like the same height of the 250

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Glocken im5'2 lol short arse and 125lb
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but whats your inseam? i'm 5'6 - 5'7 but my inseam is 28"

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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-08-2013, 05:36 PM
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26 mate still on toes with lowered seat I don't have a problem with this as I've never planted both feet on any of my bikes
Suspension is usually the issue
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