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Old Streetfighter Motorcycle Forum Post 01-12-2015, 10:12 PM   #11
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I agree,..this should be a sticky,..going to do this on my cbr,..

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Before anyone says anything about bumping old threads, I didn't even know this existed here. I actually got something out of this thread dig so anyone that has a problem with it can...

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Default Re: How to properly lower your front suspension by changing your fork length

This is a useful thing to do especially when your bike feels sluggish or unresponsive, BUT do it last, after any changes like wheel swaps, fork swaps, shock swaps, etc etc etc.

All those little changes can add up very, very quickly to make a bike un-rideable.

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This is a useful thing to do especially when your bike feels sluggish or unresponsive, BUT do it last, after any changes like wheel swaps, fork swaps, shock swaps, etc etc etc.

All those little changes can add up very, very quickly to make a bike un-rideable.


That is honestly something that should be said and known far more often.

I think it was 4cups that said the same thing, the bike may look fantastic in the shop but could potentially handle like a pissed pig on roller skates on the street. Best to measure twice and cut once when doing anything to the geometry of a motorcycle.

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This is a useful thing to do especially when your bike feels sluggish or unresponsive,.
I find many big Suzuki's, Busa, B-King and especially the GSX1400 have very conservative
and lazy geometry, but I'm not keen on lowering the front anymore. I have done it for the
drags but for the street I much prefer to raise the rear a little, I always go for taller tyres
and then look at raising the suspension. I ended up going 30mm up before the 1400 had
a more nimble feel to it.

Many non-sportsbikes don't have great ground clearance.
Lowering the front just creates more drama's.

This is one of the reasons why I raise the rear and don't lower the front...

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Not knocking the original post.

I'd be happy to use it for a drag bike or someone who's more looks than ability.

For my bikes and what I do, lowering the front to quicken the steering is not a good idea.

Not saying dont do it, but do your homework before you dive in.
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I think it was 4cups that said the same thing, the bike may look fantastic in the shop but could potentially handle like a pissed pig on roller skates on the street. Best to measure twice and cut once when doing anything to the geometry of a motorcycle.
yep that was from messing about with too much enthusiasm & too little knowledge as a kid, I cocked it up many times before I learnt the lessons
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