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I have used a zx10 lowering link because I am not very tall and could not touch the ground safely on the 2nd Gen Ninja. But noticed in sharp slower turns I was fighting the bike. To bring the rake in a little I have decided to try the lower kit from Roaring toyzs.


This project is much more fun with an extra set of hands.

It consists of two "Spacers and 4 Bolts ( which I painted the tops black to match the steering assembly.)



First remove the fairing. There is a write up in the how to section ( thanks Red Rider)
It helped with those pesky clips.
Then I marked the current position on the forks using tape so when the forks move in the clamps I can check for height and such.



COVER TANK WITH SOMETHING incase you drop a tool or part.

Using a 6mm allen hex wrench To remove the bolts securing the handelbar.


Lay bar off to the side. All of your cables and hoses stay connected.



Put spacer in place.



Ok now I did have problems with my Brake hose being too tight. So I removed the line from its holding bracket. The grommet had to be moved down a bit and then the hose reattached to the holding bracket.




Place bar on top of the spacer and bolt down loosly REPEAT other side



Loosen both upper and lower fork clamps SLOWLY until fork starts to move up. You might need to push down on the bars. Use 8mm allen hex on lower clamp and 12 mm wrench on top clamp.

You will want the to raise past the spacers and into the actual bars. apx 1"-1 1/4" Mine went up more then I wanted but will try it out first.






Tighten the Bar Bolts and
double check everything for tightness.

Remember this will change the handling of the bike so please try it out in a safe place.
 

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OK UPDATE!!

My bike handles wonderfully, I knew it was fighting me but thought it was just me being weird. Now since I have Lower link and Risers It is VERY RESPONSIVE!! No more STEERing through the corners wondering what the heck is wrong with me.

Very low though but I am only 5 foot with short inseam. Fit's me perfectly
Watch out for speed bumps and have the shock set stiff so you don't rub the rear fender underside.
 

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Hey Zartan, can you post pictures of the bike, before and after the mod?
Whats the seat height of your bike now?
Whats the grown clearance?
I'm really interested in this for my wife...
Thanks
Sumo
 

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Well not before , because it is done. But here is a pict of it lowered about 3.75-4" most c/l
I am 5' with 26 Inch inseam. I touch great. Roaring toys has a kit you should contact them because there are different settings (holes) you can use. to get different seat heights I used a x10 link it was before a kit came out. good luck.

http://www.newninja.com/index.php?topic=178.msg9956#msg9956
 

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Thanks Zartan, That's what I'm talking about...Looks great! My Wife will be so happy ;D We went and looked at a friends bike and she was a little upset he said it couldn't be lowered. It appears you have around 4' of travel between the lowers and the ground?
She has sold her 535 virago and is looking at the 09 250r (08's are sold out across Canada :mad: )

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istead of using the spacers, do you think it would be possible to use clip on bars from another bike and disguard the stock bar's??
 

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Boy I do not know. search for clip on . or handle bars. If there isn't a thread already start one about it. someone might know... good luck
 

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If you mount them and don't raise the forks. But I do not know about the strength if the forks are not up through the riser. Call the manufacture to be sure.
 

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I put the clip-on bars from wood craft instead of the spacer. I lowered the rear using roaring toys lower links and felt the same riding feel as Zartan.
The woodcraft bars are NOT made for the 250 ninja .They are 37mm universal type.The fork tube dose not exit the top tree at a 90 deg angle but they do clamp on and clear everything.except the throttle cable touches the fairing at full right lock.
 

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I installed the roaring toyz lowering kit/risers today on my 09..This is a simple mod and makes the steering almost effortless. The bike handles completely different. This mod can be done simply without removing any faring. Took me about 20 minutes. I also must add that the forks MUST be put up into the blocks. You can not do this mod and not move the forks to some degree.
 
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