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Hey people, i just bought a z1000 and would like to set the bike up for me. does anybody know if the seat can be lowered so that i can get my shorties on the ground firm?
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some bikes have a Lower OEM seat, you'll have to ask your local parts department. Other than that you have actually lower the suspension to lower the seat height. You end up changing out the dog bones, and those come in two styles. Semi adjustable (usually with three fixed wholes) or Fully adjustable.
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some bikes have a Lower OEM seat, you'll have to ask your local parts department. Other than that you have actually lower the suspension to lower the seat height. You end up changing out the dog bones, and those come in two styles. Semi adjustable (usually with three fixed wholes) or Fully adjustable.

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some bikes have a Lower OEM seat, you'll have to ask your local parts department. Other than that you have actually lower the suspension to lower the seat height. You end up changing out the dog bones, and those come in two styles. Semi adjustable (usually with three fixed wholes) or Fully adjustable.
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some bikes have a Lower OEM seat, you'll have to ask your local parts department. Other than that you have actually lower the suspension to lower the seat height. You end up changing out the dog bones, and those come in two styles. Semi adjustable (usually with three fixed wholes) or Fully adjustable.

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On some bikes you can removed the cover on the seat and shave some of the padding off for some extra clearance. Often putting in a lowering link set alters the geometry of the bike and can affect handling.
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some bikes have a Lower OEM seat, you'll have to ask your local parts department. Other than that you have actually lower the suspension to lower the seat height. You end up changing out the dog bones, and those come in two styles. Semi adjustable (usually with three fixed wholes) or Fully adjustable.
I dont believe Kawi offers a lower seat option for the Z1000. You can however lower the bike with shorter dog bones in the rear and raising the forks in the triple clamps. Just make sure you keep the front and rear the same height. If you lower the rear 2 inches you must lower the front 2 inches.
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