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Old May 16th @ 06:16 pm   #1
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From: Buffalo & washington

Motorcycle: 2008 YAMAHA R6S
Does anybody know if there is a way to lower the 08 yamaha r6s without buying lowering links or anything , if so please let me know how

 
 
Old May 16th @ 06:26 pm   #2
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From: Las Vegas/Summerlin

Motorcycle: 2005 Suzuki Hayabusa LE/2007 Suzuki GSXR600/2000 Honda CBR600F4
Hmmm... coincidence? I was just scanning this article:

The Long And Short Of It - Lowering Your Bike Safely - Sport Rider Magazine

As a few peeps around here have done, you may want to consider shaving some foam off your seat.

How low do you want to go? Do you just need an inch or so?

Why not lowering links?
 
 
Old May 16th @ 06:44 pm   #3
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From: Buffalo & washington

Motorcycle: 2008 YAMAHA R6S
just an inch or so is prob all i need just want to be lower to feel more comfortable while im stoped want to be able to stand flat footed on both sides not just one . I have the money for lowering links but not the money for the service fee. And I dont have the proper tools or I would do it myself
 
 
Old May 16th @ 06:48 pm   #4
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From: southwest

Motorcycle: 05 Hayabusa
if you need help with lowering links, I'd be happy to help you. I'm actually putting them on my bike. (it's for my girl)...
 
 
Old May 16th @ 07:00 pm   #5
tkirk54's Avatar
 
From: Buffalo & washington

Motorcycle: 2008 YAMAHA R6S
Ok cool once I purchase them Ill def take u up on that offer . Needs to be lower I got short legs
 
 
Old May 16th @ 10:40 pm   #6
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From: Las Vegas/Summerlin

Motorcycle: 2005 Suzuki Hayabusa LE/2007 Suzuki GSXR600/2000 Honda CBR600F4
Yea... it's a quick job, but you definitely need two people.
 
 
Old May 17th @ 06:28 pm   #7
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From: NLV - Lone Mt & Clayton

Motorcycle: 2002 Yamaha FZ1
Yea, you could shave an inch out of your seat but on a seat that only has a couple inches of foam, you would turn it into a plank. Dropping the rear/front preload would lower it, but at the expense of reducing your suspension from 5.6" of travel (4.5" static), to 4" of travel (3" static), and seriously affecting your turn-in and bump absorbsion. Lowering links will keep the rear shock in the same position in the overall travel, so it won't affect the rear at all. Now using lowering links won't lower the front at all, so if you drop the rear (regardless of how), it will increase the rake of the front, slowing steering a bit. So to keep the rake the same you would need to lower the front preload a bit (easiest/cheapest way), just to keep the bike level and the rake the same.

If you think about it, lowering the rear suspension 1" only lowers the seat height about 0.5". So to lower the seat 1", you need to either lower the rear suspension 2", or both ends 1".


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Last edited by 2upFZ1; May 17th at 06:32 pm.
 
 

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