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Offline DRoss

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Re: Lowering links???
« Reply #20 on: February 17, 2019, 07:44:31 PM »
In fact lowering the front effectively raises the bars the same amount as the lowering.
I have a 27" inseam and left the bike stock, I eventually got used to it. On my VFR I'll slip one cheek over so I can flat foot one side but the S1000R being 75lbs lighter I hardly ever do this.

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Re: Lowering links???
« Reply #21 on: February 17, 2019, 08:01:17 PM »
I typically one foot it as well, but Id feel more comfortable if the bike were lower.  I just dropped the front forks by half an inch.  Going to drop the back the same once I get the lowering link.  Seems like that will work well for me.
« Last Edit: February 17, 2019, 08:01:58 PM by ST3ALTH »

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Re: Lowering links???
« Reply #22 on: February 17, 2019, 08:09:55 PM »
*Originally Posted by DRoss [+]
In fact lowering the front effectively raises the bars the same amount as the lowering.


Im not quite following you there. The bars are attached to the top yoke (triple clamp) which remains in the same position relative to the rest of the bike regardless of what you do with the forks. So there is no change in the handlebar reach / position as a result of raising or lowering the forks?

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Re: Lowering links???
« Reply #23 on: February 17, 2019, 08:27:31 PM »
Im aware that the handlebars remain the same relative to the forks.  Since I was intending to drop the forks an entire inch, I thought I might need bar risers so the top of the yokes didnt bump the bottom of the my handlebars.  Since Im only dropping it half an inch, I had enough clearance without the risers.

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Re: Lowering links???
« Reply #24 on: February 17, 2019, 10:12:06 PM »
Ahh yes, you can only lower the front a little less than 1/2 inch before running out of room so risers could be helpfull.

If you lower the front that lowers the seat also the handlebars stay where they are but your bike and thus your butt is lower. This changes your position in relation to the bars. 1/2 inch drop with 1 inch riser = 1 1/2 effective bar rise.

On my FZ1 i could lower the front by 3/4 of an inch with no mods. 

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Re: Lowering links???
« Reply #25 on: February 17, 2019, 10:30:30 PM »
Errrr... nope. For the handlebar to see an effective rise, it would have to be attached to the fork legs. It isnt, the bar is attached to the top yoke (triple clamp) and so it will drop along with the rest of the bike.

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Re: Lowering links???
« Reply #26 on: February 18, 2019, 02:20:23 AM »
*Originally Posted by SimonS1KR [+]
Errrr... nope. For the handlebar to see an effective rise, it would have to be attached to the fork legs. It isnt, the bar is attached to the top yoke (triple clamp) and so it will drop along with the rest of the bike.

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