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Old 8th January 2019, 08:15 AM
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Default Lowering a bike (ZX6R 2005)

As above lads and lassies. I got the bike back in the summer and love it. But.....I tend not to be on it as much as I would like as it is a little tall for me. I tiptoe a bit too much when stopped and need to be careful when I put a leg down if the ground slopes a certain way etc. In short, all of this ruins the fun and I, therefore, tend to go out either in the evenings or late mornings.....low traffic times.

Soooo.......is there anywhere in the Kildare/Dublin area that can lower the bike (front and rear) by approx 2 inches. I am guessing this drop is OK?
Any adverse effects from doing it, or am I better off getting a bike with a lower seat anyway. I believe the gixxer 1k is a low enough seat for a sports bike?

Any input welcome. Thanks guys.
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Old 8th January 2019, 08:25 AM
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Seems to be lowering kits for about 1.6'' if you google lowering kits, heres one in the UK that is about 50 and get a mechanic to install it and videos on youtube aswell
http://www.lustracing.co.uk/suspensi...ering-kit.html
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Old 8th January 2019, 08:43 AM
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Apart from fitting the longer dogbones that come in the kit , your installer will probably need to shorten the lenght of your side stand i.e by cutting out a section and welding the foot back on. Check in advance that they are able to do so.
(Normally they will drop the front end by an equal amount as the rear)
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Old 8th January 2019, 09:00 AM
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Is this something any of the big shops would be able to do.....or is it a mechanic special?
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Old 8th January 2019, 10:49 AM
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Originally Posted by GONKO
Is this something any of the big shops would be able to do.....or is it a mechanic special?
Ccs done my 07 zx6r
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Old 8th January 2019, 11:36 AM
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Default Re: Lowering a bike (ZX6R 2005)

Secondary question but are the zx's a tall bike? (Something I would prefer)
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Old 8th January 2019, 01:32 PM
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Originally Posted by manbearpig
Secondary question but are the zx's a tall bike? (Something I would prefer)
Not really no. Pretty average for a sports yoke
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Old 8th January 2019, 02:14 PM
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Originally Posted by manbearpig
Secondary question but are the zx's a tall bike? (Something I would prefer)
Well looking at the cycle ergo website they are the tallest out of the bunch of sport bikes, according to their figures.
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Old 8th January 2019, 02:16 PM
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Originally Posted by GONKO
Well looking at the cycle ergo website they are the tallest out of the bunch of sport bikes, according to their figures.
It's still not tall relative to an actual tall bike like a GS, supermoto etc.
0.3 of an inch taller than a 2012 R1 according to that. Oh an the RSV4 is apparently taller. It's not like you are climbing on to a horse compared to other yokes was the point I was making - I never noticed a difference sitting on one really. The seat height is less noticeable than things like the peg height relative to the seat and the height/stretch to the bars.


Now if you aren't happy with the height for yourself that's a different thing. Go for it!

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Old 8th January 2019, 04:53 PM
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So one shop got back to me and said they could lower the thing by 25mm only. Doesn't seem like much of a drop.......
Not sure what to do.
Maybe a different bike may be a better option.
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Old 8th January 2019, 05:45 PM
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Originally Posted by GONKO
So one shop got back to me and said they could lower the thing by 25mm only. Doesn't seem like much of a drop.......
Not sure what to do.
Maybe a different bike may be a better option.
Platform shoes
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Old 8th January 2019, 05:48 PM
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Platform shoes
Or high heel shoes
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Old 8th January 2019, 07:44 PM
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Default Re: Lowering a bike (ZX6R 2005)

Originally Posted by GONKO
So one shop got back to me and said they could lower the thing by 25mm only. Doesn't seem like much of a drop.......
Not sure what to do.
Maybe a different bike may be a better option.
Strap the bike down so it sits an inch lower than normal and see how it feels.
The 2 inches you're looking for seems excessive. Like you should get yourself a Grom excessive.
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Old 9th January 2019, 01:24 PM
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https://www.growthmax.com/five-prove...u-grow-taller/
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Old 9th January 2019, 01:49 PM
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Maybe try backing off the preload on the rear shock, it might compress more and sit lower when stopped with your weight on the seat. Increasing the rear sag in affect.
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Old 9th January 2019, 01:59 PM
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https://www.newrockonline.com/en/
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Old 9th January 2019, 02:15 PM
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Originally Posted by renniks
The above may not be your style but Daytona do motor bike boots with raised heels/soles. Not cheap but very good boots.
I lowered the rear of a bandit by 30mm using longer bones with no ill effect only centre stand will not work properly I have to raise the rear wheel about 1 inch to get it to work. Bike stands slightly more upright on side stand but is fine
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Old 9th January 2019, 02:58 PM
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Default Re: Lowering a bike (ZX6R 2005)

OK so have the bike booked for Saturday for a 35mm drop. I'm hoping this will be noticeable and allow me to get a foot down easier and more confidently.
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Old 9th January 2019, 05:27 PM
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Originally Posted by GONKO
OK so have the bike booked for Saturday for a 35mm drop. I'm hoping this will be noticeable and allow me to get a foot down easier and more confidently.
The lads in the shed should be able too help you out with it
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Old 9th January 2019, 11:39 PM
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Default Re: Lowering a bike (ZX6R 2005)

i lowered a 929 using the lust racing kit, did the job, let me get my feet down and is hardly noticeable to look at the bike. check your rear shock you may have adjustability built in..
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