I'm planning on getting soupy adjustable lowering link for my Suzuki GSXR 600 K7 and while the installation of the links seem easy enough, I'm worried about dropping the front forks - I've read that the k6/k7 forks can only be dropped through the triples by .5 of an inch before needing something called chims? and I'm hoping to lower the rear via lowering link an inch.
I'm not 100% certain on how to lower front forks and how much to lower them by to keep the handling the best it can be for this amount of lowering.
If anyone has done this method on this bike or has any advice, would be great thank you!
I've never done it on a GSX-R but I have on a CBR-F4i. I dropped the triples on the forks about 3/4" and lower at the tip of the tail about 1 1/2". No shims were needed. Not ideal for handling but its what she needed to straddle the bike. Usually having some foam shaved from the sides of the seat helps as well. It allows you to put your feet down without as much leg spread. (Don't even guys).
More than likely you have USD forks (upside down) compared to traditional conventional forks.
Alot of times the USD forks have a tapered surface on the lower tripple mounting location. Where the lower tripple clamps the diameter of the fork is bigger. Moving the fork up moves the clamping location into a position of the body of the fork thats less in diameter. Honestly i wouldnt clamp outside of the area that has the same diameter, as shims arnt going to work as its a tapered surface.