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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-15-2006, 12:24 PM Thread Starter
 
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Need Help With Lowering Gsxr

I BOUGHT MY LOWERING LINKS BUT I CANT FIGURE OUT WHERE TO PUT THE LINKS TO LOWER THE BIKE HELP ANYONE PLEASE
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-15-2006, 01:36 PM
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They are on the bottom of your rear shock... they link it to the bike's frame.

You will need to lift the rear subframe off the ground to "unload" the weight of the bike off the rear suspension to get the stock ones off and the new ones off.

This can be achomplished many different ways... none any easier than a couple of buddies just holding up the rear end...

I have did this before with just me and another guy... we pulled the front tire up to a wall where we installed some heavy duty hooks... then we wratched the bike toward the wall...virutally pulling it forward as far as it would go. This way you don't have to worry about the bike rolling forward when you lift the rear. Then its usually just 2 simple bolts!

What kind do you have? The completely adjustable...they look like a big bolt. Or the 3 way adjustables that look like dog bones with one hole on one end and 3 on the other????




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dogbone

i have the dogbone with the thrre holes on one end and one on the other
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-15-2006, 08:10 PM
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I lowered my 2003 600RR for my wife. I could see where the links went but i couldn't do it by myself. Once i got my freind's help it was pretty easy. Good luck

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I like to lower all my friends bikes but just to lower the back you will lose some performance. I like to lower the bikes all the way around. This gives the bike a zero degree of pitch up front which actually will improve performance.
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I like to lower all my friends bikes but just to lower the back you will lose some performance. I like to lower the bikes all the way around. This gives the bike a zero degree of pitch up front which actually will improve performance.
and plus if you just lower the back , it will appear low in the back and slightly higher in the front.....not cool for a sportbike......
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Well yes they are right... the general rule is this... its simple...

What ever amount you lower the rear...do the same in the front by sliding the fork tubes up in your top triple.... JUST MAKE SURE YOU DO IT THE SAME ON BOTH FORKS.... I'm talkin millimeters!!!!!




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