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hello there, maybe a stupid question, but is it better to lower the bike or leave it like it is (stock). I heard lowered bikes are easier to ride in corners. What will the experts say.....?

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hello there, maybe a stupid question, but is it better to lower the bike or leave it like it is (stock). I heard lowered bikes are easier to ride in corners. What will the experts say.....?

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lowering the bike may be better if you drag race, but keeping the bike at stock height is ideal.
 

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lowered cars may handle better in turns . ive rode a lowere bike and it felt like it didnt wanna stay in the line , kept wanting to push out on me
 

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search to forum and you will find many many posts on this. there is alot of mixed opinions on this. different strokes for different folks
 

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ain't gunna lie to you man, but im only 5'7ish and i can't flat feet so one of my first mods was to lower it so i can flat feet the son of a bitch and not worry about tipping it over at a stop sign or a red light. Well enough after bout 1000 miles i got really sick and tired of the way it handles around the corner so i put it back to stock height. But damn do i miss being able to flat feet though. and FUCK NO it doesn't handle better in corners.
 

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it looks bad ass, check low08 bike out. I wanna lower mine cause i like my shit slammed
 

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I love the way the bike looks lowered and i would love to flat foot it but id hate to give up any handling
 

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hello there, maybe a stupid question, but is it better to lower the bike or leave it like it is (stock). I heard lowered bikes are easier to ride in corners. What will the experts say.....?

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Survey:

1. Do you live in Florida? If no, then progress to question 2. If yes, then unless you do trackdays (which is unlikely since someone who does trackdays probably would not have to ask this in the first place) you can go ahead and lower it without missing out on too much. Yes, it looks kinda cool.

2. Why do you want to lower the bike? If it is because you are short, then go on to question 3. If it is because you think it looks cool, or you never ride the twisties, then go ahead and lower it without missing out on too much. Yes, it looks kinda cool.

3. So you're short, huh? If you want to preserve the absolutely best handling for your bike on the stock suspension components, then don't touch a thing and take your bike to a suspension tuner to get set up for your body. If you don't care much about handling and just want to flat foot the ground, read on. Before you go about physically lowering the bike, consider taking your seat to an auto-upholstery specialist. These guys can shave off some of the foam in your seat and you'll find it can make enough of a difference to give that confidence you feel you need. Additionally, you might want to consider trying just putting one foot down at lights and leaning the bike a little.

Ride safe!
 

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Survey:

1. Do you live in Florida? If no, then progress to question 2. If yes, then unless you do trackdays (which is unlikely since someone who does trackdays probably would not have to ask this in the first place) you can go ahead and lower it without missing out on too much. Yes, it looks kinda cool.

2. Why do you want to lower the bike? If it is because you are short, then go on to question 3. If it is because you think it looks cool, or you never ride the twisties, then go ahead and lower it without missing out on too much. Yes, it looks kinda cool.

3. So you're short, huh? If you want to preserve the absolutely best handling for your bike on the stock suspension components, then don't touch a thing and take your bike to a suspension tuner to get set up for your body. If you don't care much about handling and just want to flat foot the ground, read on. Before you go about physically lowering the bike, consider taking your seat to an auto-upholstery specialist. These guys can shave off some of the foam in your seat and you'll find it can make enough of a difference to give that confidence you feel you need. Additionally, you might want to consider trying just putting one foot down at lights and leaning the bike a little.

Ride safe!

Yes i do live in Florida, i am not short :), my wife wants to use the bike, she is short and i just heard lowered bikes handle better, thats why i posted the topic, to see and hear people with experience. Obviously it is not better for the handling, so i must decide if i am going to lower it for my wife, couse i like twisties and i do not wanna lose its nimble. Or maybe i will buy a 250 ninja for her and leave the bike as it is. Hmmm.... i dont know what to do yet. Thank you for the survey ;) and i thank everybody for the opinion..

Vas
 

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a jelous yank once said that to me aswell. whats donk about 14" wheels on a quad? they come from the factory like that now adays.

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Threads on motorcycle forums are usually good for one of two things, a) gear nazis yelling at someone for posting pictures showing minimal safety apparel usage or b) handling nazis yelling at someone for asking about lowering a 599.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GBPQ6fiLr0
 

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For your reasons of lowering, I strongly suggest either getting her a Kawi 250...............................................
Or (Flame if you must) a used Suzuki GSXR600, because the seat height is lower than it is on the ZX6R and if anything happpens you can get parts anywhere, not to mention you can find them for around $3,500-$5000 used and they have Fuel Injection, so she won't have to complain about the Carbs being out of sync or not running right. Have her try sitting on the bikes and go from there..............
 

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Survey:

1. Do you live in Florida? If no, then progress to question 2. If yes, then unless you do trackdays (which is unlikely since someone who does trackdays probably would not have to ask this in the first place) you can go ahead and lower it without missing out on too much. Yes, it looks kinda cool.

2. Why do you want to lower the bike? If it is because you are short, then go on to question 3. If it is because you think it looks cool, or you never ride the twisties, then go ahead and lower it without missing out on too much. Yes, it looks kinda cool.

3. So you're short, huh? If you want to preserve the absolutely best handling for your bike on the stock suspension components, then don't touch a thing and take your bike to a suspension tuner to get set up for your body. If you don't care much about handling and just want to flat foot the ground, read on. Before you go about physically lowering the bike, consider taking your seat to an auto-upholstery specialist. These guys can shave off some of the foam in your seat and you'll find it can make enough of a difference to give that confidence you feel you need. Additionally, you might want to consider trying just putting one foot down at lights and leaning the bike a little.

Ride safe!

Yes i do live in Florida, i am not short :), my wife wants to use the bike, she is short and i just heard lowered bikes handle better, thats why i posted the topic, to see and hear people with experience. Obviously it is not better for the handling, so i must decide if i am going to lower it for my wife, couse i like twisties and i do not wanna lose its nimble. Or maybe i will buy a 250 ninja for her and leave the bike as it is. Hmmm.... i dont know what to do yet. Thank you for the survey ;) and i thank everybody for the opinion..

Vas
 

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For your reasons of lowering, I strongly suggest either getting her a Kawi 250...............................................
Or (Flame if you must) a used Suzuki GSXR600, because the seat height is lower than it is on the ZX6R and if anything happpens you can get parts anywhere, not to mention you can find them for around $3,500-$5000 used and they have Fuel Injection, so she won't have to complain about the Carbs being out of sync or not running right. Have her try sitting on the bikes and go from there..............

well, good idea, but for now i have 1 bike lol and she wants to ride it, so i am like....hmm.. i dont llike it low, but i love my wife..hehe....i prolly willl get another one next year, its hard to pay a new car and 2 bikes, isnt it?

p.s. i dont understand, why people have to insult each other like that, we all ride and i would be happy to give a good advice if i can to any canadian or american or europian person. Just be cool people and enjoy life.

Vas
 

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Put her threw the msf class first and if you did not take it do it together support for her and maybe a good refresher for you. That way she will figure out if its for her or not a lot cheaper than her dropping your bike or buying her one to find out she would rather be sitting on the back of yours.
 
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