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Pics of the lowered Baby Gixxer

See attached..needs new kickstand
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-05-2005, 05:03 PM
 
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Once again...nice pics. How low did you lower it?
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Thanks

It was lowered 4 inches in the back

3 1/2 in the front

Seat shaved 3 inches

I know I am SHORT!
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Looks real good,
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Can someone explain to me the point in lowering a bike? I just haven't read much on it, but I don't know if it is much like lowering a car. But then I figure that a bike is low enough to the ground so why put it further with all the stuff in the road that you can hit? I mean, on a daily basis I see people going over speedbumps on an angle or going completely around them.

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Can someone explain to me the point in lowering a bike? I just haven't read much on it, but I don't know if it is much like lowering a car. But then I figure that a bike is low enough to the ground so why put it further with all the stuff in the road that you can hit? I mean, on a daily basis I see people going over speedbumps on an angle or going completely around them.

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Shorter people tend to lower the bike so they could touch the ground while on the bike. Usually when they're learning and not as confident yet with not touching the ground.

or its for drag racing, just keep the front down and the rear planted

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so would you lower it twice as much for a short drag racer?



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so would you lower it twice as much for a short drag racer?
LMFAO - that would be me
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i want to see pics with you on the bike...you know, for refference in case I want to lower my bike...or something
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My wife found the hard way that lowered all the way was to much.
She dropped it twice.
Once on a speed bump, the header drug and brought her to a complete stop.
She was on the ground before she knew what happened.
The other time was pulling into a gas station and caught the curb and dropped it.
That one scratched the bike all to h3ll.
Thank goodness for frame sliders.

I raised the bike back up to only 1 1/2 lower and its not an issue.

As fore the kick stand, I cut the plate off the bottom, cut 1 inch off the stand and welded the plate back on. worked great.

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Thanks

It was lowered 4 inches in the back

3 1/2 in the front

Seat shaved 3 inches

I know I am SHORT!
Yeah that is a extreme lowering!! DAYMN!!!




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I called it pro streeted!

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Well it's somin!

I'm thinkin more... "Anti-Speed Bump" aka "Anti-Michigan"!




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