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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-20-2007, 07:34 PM Thread Starter
 
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Trying to lower 05 gixxer 750??

I am in the process of lowering my 05 GSXR 750. I have the dogbones on already and I want to lower the front. The problem is that I noticed the forks taper down just a little bit right below the lower triple tree clamp. Is this going to be a problem when I try to lower the front? I saw a guy at Headliners the other day and saw that he had lowered the front of his. I would have asked him but I just noticed this as I was working on my own! Also, any ideas on how to support the front while I'm trying to lower it?
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why do you want to lower it... from what I hear it compromises handling in the worst way.

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I am in the process of lowering my 05 GSXR 750. I have the dogbones on already and I want to lower the front. The problem is that I noticed the forks taper down just a little bit right below the lower triple tree clamp. Is this going to be a problem when I try to lower the front? I saw a guy at Headliners the other day and saw that he had lowered the front of his. I would have asked him but I just noticed this as I was working on my own! Also, any ideas on how to support the front while I'm trying to lower it?
I wouldnt lower it unless its to tall for you. lower adversely affects the handling of the bike. Research on how to do it correctly if you havent already.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-21-2007, 11:31 AM
 
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I don't recommend lowering, but I've done it before. So far as the front goes... I'm assuming you have a rearstand. Put the rear on the stand, then take a jack and find a solid place under the motor (mine worked out to be under the cat) and SLIGHTLY jack it up. Pay close attention that you don't raise it off the rearstand. All you are trying to accomplish is to take the weight off the front forks. then loosen the appropriate bolts and slide the forks up.

ONCE AGAIN: I do not recommend lowering your bike. Good luck
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-08-2007, 10:27 AM
 
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i wouldnt recommend lowering the bike my brother did it on his 05 600 and the handling really sucked its just not worth it
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-08-2007, 10:30 AM
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Only lower it if in necessary for you to be able to touch the ground. Otherwise, dont do it.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-08-2007, 11:04 AM
 
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if you want it lowered more than u can slide the forks up (because of the way the forks taper) you have to get the forks internally shortened.

if you're just doing it for drag racing tho, just get a lowering strap. easy, and not permanent. dont use the strap on the street tho.
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