Hey all, after some advice about lowering the front forks on this bike. I did post in another thread, but didn't get any replies:
I'm about 5ft 2", and couldn't even touch the floor both sides with it stock. I've just added Lust Racing lowering links, and dropped the rear by -40mm. I had a specialist do this and set up the suspension and laser alignment.
However, it appears you can only drop the front by -4mm which sucks big time.
Does anyone know if it is possible to lower the front by more? If I knew this I would have gone for the -25mm lowering link to keep the rake more like stock. Looking at the front forks, it's tapered and then smooth where it clamps on - the bottom of the smooth part is only 4mm lower than stock so the garage I got to do this only moved the clamp to the lower part of the smooth part. Can you not clamp it around the tapered part of the fork?
Anyway, I can now just touch the floor both sides at the same time (end of my boot, not even tip toe!) and feel reasonable OK with the bum slide at lights. I am still paranoid about dropping it when filtering though - especially if I dropped it into a car when filtering (lane splitting)!
I'm fine once the bike is moving, and I'd say I'm a fairly confident rider - I can drag knees and all. However, I have noticed the bike is a bit worse in corners with the front being higher. I haven't pushed it yet (too much), as it's still cold and wet in places (around +3-5c at the moment).
I'm still waiting delivery on an adjustable kickstand, but with the stock it still works but is obviously much more upright.
So, if I wanted to lower front to -40mm like the rear, what would I need to do?
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