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Lowered 2009 (rear) should I do Front
« on: June 04, 2018, 06:55:18 pm »
So I lowered with TRex links, before and after measurements put me at 1.25 inch lowered from stock.

Rode for about 30-40 miles afterwards on some TN twisties where I live and handled fine...

So the question is should I correspondly lower the front any?

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Re: Lowered 2009 (rear) should I do Front
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2018, 07:22:51 pm »
As long as it hasn't adversely affected the handling, I would say that's a personal preference thing.
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Re: Lowered 2009 (rear) should I do Front
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2018, 07:30:01 pm »
Good point.... The way I ride I doubt if I would feel/know a difference
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Re: Lowered 2009 (rear) should I do Front
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2018, 02:32:21 am »
If you have risers, you may as well lower the front. I believe it is less than the rear - about 7/8"-1".

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Re: Lowered 2009 (rear) should I do Front
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2018, 02:33:01 am »
Yes, I have risers..
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Re: Lowered 2009 (rear) should I do Front
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2018, 09:18:39 pm »
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 I would not just lower one end of a bike .   It will effect the handling

 If your going to lower it I would lower the front the same amount .

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Re: Lowered 2009 (rear) should I do Front
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2018, 11:12:09 pm »
Also lowering the front, will keep the bike closer to the original geometry.

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Re: Lowered 2009 (rear) should I do Front
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2018, 01:16:33 am »
Lowered the front 7/8 inch.

Now I have to move my newly installed dual horns to another location
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Re: Lowered 2009 (rear) should I do Front
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2018, 02:51:25 am »
If the horns don't take up anymore room than the OEM (i.e. closer to the fender) you don't have to worry. There is enough clearance. I didn't move mine.

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Re: Lowered 2009 (rear) should I do Front
« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2018, 10:12:49 am »
These are aftermarket PIAA horns, dual horns.. they take up a lot more room. I removed them and think I found a place for them
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Re: Lowered 2009 (rear) should I do Front
« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2018, 01:30:01 am »
Changing the OEM geometry isn't always a bad thing. As long as you understand what effect the change will have and you adequately test the effect things should be ok. I raised the rear 44mm and lowered the front 35mm. I've been building race chassis for lots of years so this wasn't a random experiment but had a very specific purpose. Changing either end will effect both rake and trail but not by much. Grabbing a hand full of front brake changes the geometry by lots more than raising or lowering the back end. Even with it's a** up, nose down this bike is still very stable a high (150+) speeds and it's quicker-lighter in the twisties.
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Re: Lowered 2009 (rear) should I do Front
« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2018, 01:29:23 am »
I had the front and rear lowered , then went back to stock in the rear , front is lowered .

Did not like the feel with lowered rear , made the ride rougher.
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