Lowering an '05 R6...

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  1. Stock

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    My GF has had an '05 for the past year and a half or so, her legs are just a tad too short for it. Not to the point of being "unsafe", but I know if it were an inch or two lower it would be a lot better for her.

    She mostly only rides it on the weekends and days when it's really nice out, so it's never been something that she's felt the need to seriously look into, but I'm thinking I might take care of it for her as a gift. It'll look better and it will make riding that much more fun for her, you know?

    Point me in the right direction, please. :x:
     
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    I would look into shaving the seat over lowering it, lowering it will fuck up how it handles.
     
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    Elaborate, please? I'm a car guy, I never even cared for bikes untill I met this chick... :dunno:
     
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    you take the seat have some of the foam cut out and then recovered, could give her another inch with out compromising how it handles. If she rides the bike hard or plans to do any sort of track lowering wouldn't be a good idea.
     
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    Lowering affects ground clearance and center of gravity, both of which have an adverse effect on handling.

    Try shaving the seat, or a Corbin which are lower and more comfy, and see if that helps.

    I know your trying to be nice, but if isn't worried about it, you shouldn't be either.
     
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    Yeah, she want's it lowered, but it seems like shaving the seat would suit her better... I for sure don't want to change the dynamics of the bike on her... :bigthumb:

    Thanks guys.
     
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    Or get her some riding boots with a thick sole.

    Just an example, but with my Sidi Corsa... I gain, like, another inch. How tall is she, anyways?
     
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    Shaving the seat and getting boots with a sole can give up to 2 inches. They should be two of the first things to try. :hsd:

    Not everyone tracks their bike though. I've heard plenty of stories where people lowered their bikes 1 to even 2 inches with little difference felt. I'm sure the track times aren't as good, but don't we all just want to be comfortable as possible and have some fun? :coolugh:

    Make sure it's done right though, it's not neccessarily cheap :hs:
     
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    talk her into a smaller bike if she can hardly touch on an r6. i do have a pw80 that would probably fit her fine, lol
     
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    MADGREEK Bro, not a Bro, Bro, not a Bro, Bro, not a Bro, Br

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    i just looked for yours/hers and heres the right part for the right bike i just did a quick google search so inturn i haven't bought from this site before you might want to look around more but thats what they look like

    P.S. like every one else said if she's racing or doing trackday she would be better off getting a large soled boot and shaving her seat but if she's just going around town these should be fine brother good luck let us know how it goes

    http://store.58cycle.com/product_p/lowering%20link%20bb%20r6%2003.htm
     
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    i had a buddy hell bent on lowering his gixsix. no matter what i said and what i showed him, he said he was going to do it. well he threw dogbones on there when i wasnt around and when he test rode it he damn near shat himself. he said it rode like it was on ice skates, no stability, lots of road feel, and a slight drifting feeling. needless to say later that day he put them back on
     
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    Did he install them correctly? :rofl:
     
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    word i've never heard if it to that extrem. From people i've talked to you don't really feel it unless your racing or riding utra crazy
     
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    My bike is lowered 3" and streatched with a 70" wheelbase. I have yet to encounter any problems of which you guys are stating you'll have when you lower a bike.

    I wouldn't recommend it if you're trying to take corners and beat your time at a track day obviously.

    Although just because you lower your bike doesn't mean it'll mess the handling up. I mean hell, a lot of MotoGP bikes are lowered and even the suspension settings put out by sportbike rider has you lower the front in about 70% of the bikes.
     
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    who knows :dunno: all i know is that it was enough to scare him straight
     
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    jtl090179 Oh I get it, yeah. He's the girl, then you're the OT Supporter

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    everybodies entitled to their likes and dislikes, but wow, youre one of those guys huh :hsugh:
    and with the lowering were talking about the rear not the front
     
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    well moving my forks up 1/2" in the triple clamps was certainly enough to notice (and was something I did on purpose, in order to get somewhat faster steering - I'm already plenty large for the bike, I could lay a 2 liter bottle of soda on the seat and still easily flatfoot)
     
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    if you lower that bike you'll die of cancer
     
  21. Toyman321

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    Your going to have handling problems if you lower just the rear and not the front as well, especially if your talking a 2'' drop. I assume your talking about lowering both the front and the rear, if not it will change your front end geometry and effect handing.
     

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