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what do u mean? the suspension? if it's that you could prob do it yourself for cheaper (and we all know how us bikers like to save money for upgrades and high octane gas;)) u might just need some basic info
 

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u could change the preload settings but that would seriously change the handling on your bike. i wouldn't. try doing a search for seat shaving.
 

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Or you could opt for the muzzy lowering links. Like Spartan said, do a search and you will find plenty of info. I just raised mine back up to stock height.
 

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You do notice a difference, but I would suggest doing a search on suspension first. Rob Lee has posted valuable information on this topic. I took mine to a suspension specialist and he walked me through all the finer points of my bikes setup. Well worth the money if you ask me. Now all I have to do is get it dialed in for what suits me;).
 

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you can pull the forks up through your triple tree and that can lower the front more. lowering links are the best way i think, but some other changes have to go into that mod, like the side stand.
 

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what if i juss soften the suspension to touch the ground a little better instead of gettin the lowering link. what u guys think
 

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How much os a diffrence does shaving the seat actually make?
I have the same problem where only my toes touch the ground and a buddy of mine said there is a adjustable height feature right where the suspension spring is under the seat. And I have been contimplating doing that.
 

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i think i might try softening the suspension first. anybody have instructions or proper technique to adjust it? would i need a stand? this is my first bike. im still learning.
 

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hey gentrix,
how tall are you? how much of your foot is on the ground now? i got the lowering links and have put them in, and it lowered my bike 3" im 5'9" with shorter legs. and im perfect on it now. i didnt do anything to the front but i will be doing something soon. if you dont need alot i would suggest first thake the 1/4" spacer that is between the top of the rear shock and the bracket that it attaches to, i figuared that every 1/4" lowers the bike about an inch. if you need more then that i would suggest shaving the seat or getting a corbin seat thats already shaved. if you can check the angle the bike is leaning now, should be about 10 or 11 degrees while sitting on the stand. from there you will know how much to take off the stand if any at all. im about hour and a half from fremont if your interested in check out my bike or sitting on it to see.
 

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there is a 10mm spacer fitted on the top rear shock mount that you can remove but it will slow the bikes turn in speed. to compensate for this and to lower the bike further drop the forks through the triple clamp by about 10mm.

personally, i'm a shortie but would rather be on tip toes than slow down the turn in and steering of the bike. i've added 10mm extra rear ride height to make the bike steer even quicker.

by softening the suspension you could end up with your preload sag settings all wrong (assuming that they're correct now) and the bike will handle like a dog.
 

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im about 5'7'' and im on my toes. my friend has the same bike and he had the muzzy lowering links installed and it lowered it about an 1.5'' and both of my feet were flat on the ground. the ride height felt good. he's much shorter than me. i juss want to lower it 3/4 to an inch more.
 

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if your going to lower it that much to be honest i would just shave the seat, i think you would be better off that way. or if your not comfortable with that try a corbin seat, they make then for the 636. there kinda pricey but people on here seem to like them alot. or there is a company called sargent seats that will make the seat for you whatever way you want them too, last i check (about 3 months ago) it was about 140.00 plus shipping both ways.
 

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thanks guys for the suggestions. ill try the seat approach.. if you guys come across any deals on the corbin let me know. thanks again
 
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