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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-26-2006, 06:07 PM Thread Starter
 
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Lowering my gixxer 1000

I was wondering if anyone knew how to lower the suspension on an 04 gsxr 1000, cuz the bike is a little too tall for me. Thanks for the responses!
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-26-2006, 06:37 PM
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There must be like 20,000,000 threads on this...

Buy some adjustable lowering links for the rear and lower the forks in the front tripples.

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-27-2006, 10:48 AM
 
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Make sure the front and rear are lowered an equal amount.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-13-2006, 05:43 PM
 
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go to schnitz racing.com they have the cheapest lowering links and front endstraps around can send pictures to your e mail on exacty how to remove the stock dog bone and put the new one one and how to strap the front down with the calipers
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-13-2006, 08:42 PM
 
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In my opinion, I would bring the stock spring up by moving the spacers up that are on the coil spring in the rear with a spanner wrench or maybe a screwdriver. Dont forget to adjust the valve after. If this does not work then by a bone. Best place I think to get these would be www.gsxrzone.com
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-15-2006, 01:19 PM
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There must be like 20,000,000 threads on this...

Buy some adjustable lowering links for the rear and lower the forks in the front tripples.

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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-15-2006, 01:28 PM
 
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I lowered my R1 a few months back. You will need to have someone help you lift up the back of the bike...I had Marko138 help me. OR you can hang the rear of the bike up in a garage. I only lowered my bike about a 1/2" or so...I wouldn't drop it too much.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-15-2006, 03:52 PM
 
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IMO, I wouldnt lower the bike to much. I would go until the fron part of your foot is down. Any lower than that you will lose some cornering ability
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