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Lightbulb Help with lowering GS500f - October 10, 2007, 06:41 AM

I recently lowered my bike with lowering links from ebay and just found out at my safety course that my room mate never finished lowering it. How do you adjust the Fork seals and what do you lower it to? I have it lowered roughly 4inches maybe 3. thanks
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October 10, 2007, 07:35 AM

you have to lower the front forks...it's easy, takes about 5 minutes...loosen the triple clamp bolts and maybe another connecting to your frame...then just rock it down and adjust to where you want it(u can only lower it to a certain point)


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October 10, 2007, 07:42 AM

would it be better to lower it more or less? my back end is pretty much as low as it can be, even had to remove the center stand for leaning but i dont want to screw up anything.
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October 10, 2007, 07:45 AM

If you lowered the back 3 to 4 inches...then u best lower the front to as far it can lower...i slammed one of gsxr's to the floor, nothing wrong with it..but you wont catch me riding 100 + on it.


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October 10, 2007, 07:46 AM

DAMMIT!!!!!!! who is giving me all these green dots!!!!!!


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October 10, 2007, 01:18 PM

Just out of curiousity, why are you lowering it? Because you're short, or because it looks cool?


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October 10, 2007, 07:04 PM

...unless you get some clipons that fit your fork (37mm i'm pretty sure) the lowest you can drop it is until the fork caps hit the handlebar. Unfortunately, I don't think that's 3 inches.
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October 10, 2007, 08:03 PM

Run 10psi in the tires. That will get it lower.


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Put a brillo pad in it lol.


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October 11, 2007, 07:01 PM

sorry I didnt see that that anyone responded to the thread- I lowered it or am lowering it because I am 5'1, I would rather not but its kinda manditory for me or atleast I think so


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October 11, 2007, 07:23 PM

You might actually do okay with the stock height. Even if you can't touch on both sides, as long as you don't have to lean the bike too far to get a toe down, you should still be okay. I know it's uncomfortable, but it's better than doing such extreme modifications to your bike's geometry. I'm tiptoe, but can touch toes on both sides of my Monster.


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October 11, 2007, 07:56 PM

You could try shaving the seat down, too. By that I mean taking the staples out of the cover, cutting some of the foam out, and restapling the cover (or getting an upholsterer to do it for you)
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You could try shaving the seat down, too. By that I mean taking the staples out of the cover, cutting some of the foam out, and restapling the cover (or getting an upholsterer to do it for you)
+1. I completely forgot about that. It's not unheard of to get an inch or more out of your seat.


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I'm 5'4... i one leg it... left leg down, right foot to cover the rear brake... you'll get used to it.


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