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post #1 of 5 Old 07-21-2008, 10:56 AM Thread Starter
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any body wanna share some stories or FAQs about lowering a bike an inch and a half? or more?

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post #2 of 5 Old 07-22-2008, 01:17 AM
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Other than taking away from lean angle, I haven't heard anything else. I have been asking around cause even a ninja 250R in too tall for my SO. Also talk to Spencer's seats. He should be able to shave a some off your seat so you won't have to lower your bike that much.

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post #3 of 5 Old 07-22-2008, 08:39 AM
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Make sure you lower the front and rear to keep the bike in balance. Also when you lower a bike you limit suspension travel and clearance. You could always just one foot it.

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I lowered Gin's 599 to fit her short stature. Raised the front forks 15mm, which is supposedly the safe limit without affecting handling adversely. Set the rear spring on its lowest (softest) setting, and had about 1.5" shaved off the seat by Spencer's seat mods. The bike rides fine, handles well, it's very low for me now but fits her much better.

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post #5 of 5 Old 07-06-2009, 06:57 AM
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lowering the hornet - Honda 599 Forum

this is a link to my lowering experience for my hornet posted on the 599 forum

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