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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-08-2007, 07:38 AM Thread Starter
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I just got a CBR for my wife and now I need to lower it. How hard is it to install? The dealer wants 100 for the install and 125 for the parts. Anyone know if I can get it cheaper and is there a website that shows me how to install? Thanks for the help.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-08-2007, 11:07 AM
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My bike was just two bolts, a rear stand, and a jack for the actual lowering. BUT, I also had to cut the kickstand down so the bike didn't stand up straight. After the initial rear end lowering I also lowered the front to match by sliding the clamps on my forks. Kickstand was the only 'hard' part.

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My bike was just two bolts, a rear stand, and a jack for the actual lowering. BUT, I also had to cut the kickstand down so the bike didn't stand up straight. After the initial rear end lowering I also lowered the front to match by sliding the clamps on my forks. Kickstand was the only 'hard' part.
Was it not hard to do the front? Or does the fork clamps let the forks slide even? When you cut the kickstand did you have to weld the base back on?
Thanks for the help, I've desided that 100 buck isn't worth it to me. I'll just do it myself.

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Hard part about the front was simply getting to it. I had to remove the windscreen, bracket, and headlight to get access to the bolts. I have a triple tree stand so the actual lowering was very simple. I loosened the clamps, slid the forks up (think I went 1/2") and tightened em back down. Did one fork at a time and measured the portion sticking out the top on my bike.

The stand was cut and welded. I pulled it off and gave it to my stepdad for a day and his shop did that for me. They actually removed a portion from the middle and then put it back toegther so I didn't lose my shut off, spring mount, heal catch, or ground plate. They make aftermarket stands that are adjustable, but not for my bike . My links are fully adjustable (once on) so I was looking for a stand that would adjust too. On my first bike I cut the stand and then drilled the bottom for a bolt. That made it adjustable but I always had to put something under it or it wold sink in almost immediately.

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