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Post  Guest on Sat Feb 25 2012, 18:19

how low can you go at the front before the front fender start hitting the fairing whilst riding.
I know you can lower it 19mm but 30mm?
I'm thinking of using my idea if it work I'll tell ya all my cheap mod Wink
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Post  Dai-San on Sat Feb 25 2012, 19:16

You lower the front by 30mm and that's going to effect the handling geometry quite drastically. Hope the mod is worth it loony
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Post  supraloopy on Sat Feb 25 2012, 19:24

I dropped my bike 20mm front and back. The bike feels a little strange but more responsive. I hope I have not messed up the setup too bad as I have lowered it an even amount front and back.
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Post  robertcains on Sat Feb 25 2012, 19:39

Any lowering will affect the handling IMO, Only really worth it if its a massive issue reaching the floor (and I'm qualified lol)
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Post  supraloopy on Sat Feb 25 2012, 20:35

I'm a classified smurf so it was a must ;0)
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Post  Dai-San on Sat Feb 25 2012, 22:08

Front AND Rear lowering will change the centre of gravity but at least keep the same basic geometry.

Just lowering the Front would do some seriously funky things to the handling.
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Post  weasley on Sun Feb 26 2012, 08:14

Lowering both ends will shorten the wheelbase a touch. Lowering just the front will do this AND sharpen the steering. The Cat has a fundamentally very stable front end, so it'll take some decreased rake easily enough.
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Post  Guest on Sun Feb 26 2012, 16:20

I'm aware it will affect the handling.
and I intend to lower the rear as well as the front.
I know there is a limit to what you can do.
maybe 30mm is to much ,got to try these things and who knows.
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Post  hutch2064 on Sun Feb 26 2012, 21:35

dropped mine 30mm (i have a 70 profile instead of a 60 on front) and while i liked the handling the forks were bottoming out so now have them at 20mm, which i still prefer, and the better half agrees she had a shot before and after and she thinks that it handles better re turn in etc (saying that she does ride a gsx-r) shes used to a bike just dropping in at the mear press on the peg !! plus i am a short arse so it does help with getting my feet down :-)
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Post  Guest on Mon Feb 27 2012, 18:01

here is what I've done.

bought 2 thundercats handle bar clamps and cut it to a desired length.
my mate will mill the remaining meat off so this will make it approximately 19mm/20mm.
the small one in the picture is ready to add on that is approx 12mm in height so if any one is interested just pm me for price.

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Post  weasley on Mon Feb 27 2012, 20:13

Forgive me for being a bit dense, but what do those spacers do? I thought to lower the front was a case of undo the yoke bolts, slide the fork legs up to your desired level, then reclamp the bolts, making sure both sides are the same height. Free and 10 minutes work...?
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Post  Guest on Mon Feb 27 2012, 21:18

same as these only much cheaper than 95 quid
https://www.yamaha-thundercats.org/t3794-got-some-genmar-risers
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Post  supraloopy on Mon Feb 27 2012, 21:35

@weasley wrote:Forgive me for being a bit dense, but what do those spacers do? I thought to lower the front was a case of undo the yoke bolts, slide the fork legs up to your desired level, then reclamp the bolts, making sure both sides are the same height. Free and 10 minutes work...?

That's all I did to the front of mine ;0)
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Post  Guest on Mon Feb 27 2012, 21:48

@supraloopy wrote:
@weasley wrote:Forgive me for being a bit dense, but what do those spacers do? I thought to lower the front was a case of undo the yoke bolts, slide the fork legs up to your desired level, then reclamp the bolts, making sure both sides are the same height. Free and 10 minutes work...?

That's all I did to the front of mine ;0)

by raising the yoke up does not raise the bars up.only lower them making a bit more sportier if you like.
I want a little more upright riding position.
I'll be lowering the back end as well as the front.
so the whole bike will be a little lower but bars a little higher.
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