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ninjaBABEinpink said:
I have an '87 zx750r and am havin the hardest time finding a lowering kit (I don't think they exist anymore) any ideas?? Please help :)
Could get a hold of a machine shop and have them make new ones. Take them the stock links and have them copy them and make them longer. Rough math is 1 inch will change the bikes height by 2. I could be wrong though so please double check.
 

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Lowering links and reducing the padding may help u touch the ground, but still won't impact your suspension. U could try to find a softer springs (140lbs spring instead of a 180), but I wish u better luck than I had for my ninja! Soften up all your settings and get some good boots w a slight lift or a wedge. Heels seem... Stupid.
 

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adesiso said:
Is there really anyway to lower you seat hight with out changing the frame, sub frame, and everything else in the area?
Change out your rear and front fork springs. They're weighted for a grown man, 170/180 lbs. Go w a 140 or so, it will drop you down a few inches, and you'll actually have some suspension.
 

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jbal1000 said:
Change out your rear and front fork springs. They're weighted for a grown man, 170/180 lbs. Go w a 140 or so, it will drop you down a few inches, and you'll actually have some suspension.
Not sure if you can with ninjas but we use to soften the front settings and the push the forks up through the triple tree an inch or so to drop the front end down.

I like lowering links because it changes my ride position so I am not hunched over all the time. I hate sliding into the gas tank lol.
 

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Not sure if you can with ninjas but we use to soften the front settings and the push the forks up through the triple tree an inch or so to drop the front end down.

I like lowering links because it changes my ride position so I am not hunched over all the time. I hate sliding into the gas tank lol.
Raising the tubes in the clamps won't change your spring rates. It will change your handling though by reducing the rake and trail. That will make the steering quicker and possibly nervous. If you make changes to the ride height of the front you need to make an equal change to the rear. There are also other factors that you introduce when you lower a bike.

If you can manage it, leave the stock ride height. As I said before, alter the seat if you feel you need to be slightly lower. That, or just get accustomed to not being able to touch both feet flat - it's really not necessary.


Jay
 
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