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    Hi all,

    I would like everyone's opinion on using lowering links and then adjusting the triple clamps a little to balance the changes made to the rear.

    Except for the obvious clearance and peg scraping issue when cornering to low, what have you experienced?

    Thanks!

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    other things to take into consideration are the angle the bike stands at when on the side stand, very often the side stand has to be adjusted/modified and also, once a bike has been lowered it makes using a centre stand neigh on impossible due to the changes in height, pivot angle etc. With some bikes, the handlebars are in the way and as such you cannot lower the triple clamps down the forks.

    with lowering , low speed riding isn't too much of a problem, but you will really have to balance the front and back nicely for high speed riding to be proper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DouglasN View Post
    other things to take into consideration are the angle the bike stands at when on the side stand, very often the side stand has to be adjusted/modified and also, once a bike has been lowered it makes using a centre stand neigh on impossible due to the changes in height, pivot angle etc. With some bikes, the handlebars are in the way and as such you cannot lower the triple clamps down the forks.

    with lowering , low speed riding isn't too much of a problem, but you will really have to balance the front and back nicely for high speed riding to be proper.
    Makes sense!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DouglasN View Post
    other things to take into consideration are the angle the bike stands at when on the side stand, very often the side stand has to be adjusted/modified and also, once a bike has been lowered it makes using a centre stand neigh on impossible due to the changes in height, pivot angle etc. With some bikes, the handlebars are in the way and as such you cannot lower the triple clamps down the forks.

    with lowering , low speed riding isn't too much of a problem, but you will really have to balance the front and back nicely for high speed riding to be proper.
    What he said.

    It is something I would avoid, if at all possible. If you must lower the bike, start with cutting the seat down, or get a low seat if available.

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