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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-09-2008, 11:27 AM Thread Starter
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I just bought a 05 gsxr 600 and I think a woman drove it, at least thats what the guy said he had it lowered for. I cant decide wether to take the lowering kit off and put it back to normal height or to keep it at the 3 inch drop in the back. I am a 195 pound 5 10 dude so just let me know what you think about raising it back up or keeping it the same. Basically all I do is go to school and back and ride on the highway on weekends...... no stunting just yet, but let me know what yall think is better for what i do.
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-09-2008, 08:41 PM
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dude just raise it back up. bikes weren't meant to be lowered. some ppl say they don't notice the decrease in performance, while some swear that its there. but at ur height u dont need it that low.

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if they just lowered it in the rear it wasnt lowered 'correctly' no way. But yea if you dont need it lowered raise it back up.

the people that lower bikes and dont notice the lost in handling, ride em like they are cruisers.
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the people that lower bikes and dont notice the lost in handling, ride em like they are cruisers.
in other words ride em like p***ies? good point.
one of the perks of the gsxr is its susupension, but if thats tampered with....

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Your to tall to need it lowered! And your a real man so you want a SS for what its made for PERFORMANCE! Raise the dam thing and we'll forget this conversation ever happend!

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if they just lowered it in the rear it wasnt lowered 'correctly' no way. But yea if you dont need it lowered raise it back up.

the people that lower bikes and dont notice the lost in handling, ride em like they are cruisers.

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Ride it if you like it leave it,if not raise it.screw what others think.
Im short so my R1 is the perfect height for my 5'8" frame
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post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-11-2008, 05:45 AM
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If the front was also dropped I'd leave it (for now), otherwise I'd put it back to the original height. A rear only drop will seriously slow the steering.

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does my bike being lowered have anything to do with performance or is it all pretty much the same.... i baby it anyways so im not sore its all that big of a deal......

ohhh yea i am going to try to tech my gf to ride also so it will help being lowered for her anyways

and i have actually got a lot of compliments on it being lowered.
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Yes, lowering it will affect performance...

Just put 'er back to normal.

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does my bike being lowered have anything to do with performance or is it all pretty much the same.... i baby it anyways so im not sore its all that big of a deal......

ohhh yea i am going to try to tech my gf to ride also so it will help being lowered for her anyways

and i have actually got a lot of compliments on it being lowered.
compliments? did these people have stretched swing arms and tank tops on by any chance.

raise it back up if you want to actually ride the bike and not just parade it.
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post #13 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-13-2008, 06:01 AM
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If you are interested in racing at the dragstrip lowering is a great thing. For daily commuting it doesn't really matter. As long as they lowered it properly (front and rear) then corners will be fine too as long as scraping doesn't occur.

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post #14 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-16-2008, 12:12 AM
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Stock height.


Unless you plan to drag it, or want to try to look cool putt-putting up and down the strip.
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post #15 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-05-2008, 07:47 AM
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i had my bike lowered 2 inches but put it back to stock heighth. i did notice that the handling did suffer. although i didnt have problems hitting the corners when it was lowered. i did scrape the foot peg and my boot on occasion. i dont really do it that much now that its raised back up. also as soon as you raise it u will notice a considerable difference in ride comfort (more give in suspension) the only reason i would lower it would be for cosmetic reasons or drag racing.
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post #16 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-08-2008, 11:23 PM
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Unless your too short, or you want more comfort there is no reason to lower a bike. Number 1 it makes your turn radius like a hummer, and two it makes for a bumpier ride. Your as tall as i am and i can stand just fine so i'd raise it back up.
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