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I got another 1/2" by just loosening up a few bolts lifting the rear & tighten the bolts.
(be good to have someone hold it for you as you do this) But as you will see, It can be done alone.
It really is that simple, I got 1/2" that way, But a few minutes with a file could get you even more.
First get a measurement. tape it in place to free up your hands, always measure to a fixed spot, here I use the under-seat key hole,
But any spot will do, Just stick another piece of tap on the top & mark it.
Ok time for some pics,





Here's a closeup, we can see 18"


Now you want to loosen the 4 subframe bolts, & take another measurement.
If its the same as the first one, then your sub is setting at the bottom of it range of movement.
This means you can move it up as I did 1/2".
Now loosen the front two tank bolts & remove the rear two.
Now your ready to lift up on the rear & take another measurement.
Here's a closeup of what I got after lifting her up & yes that is a screwdriver holding up my baby's ass.


Here's the lower frame tab that's keeping the sub from coming up farther,
A little time with a file could get this down enough to raise it more,
(Careful here though, You wouldn't want to remove to much.)
There is still a bit of a gap, @ this point I believe the front tank bolts are holding us off, bend the tabs a bit & you can go up more
The tank comes right up with the sub, But to go much farther as I said, you might have to tweak the front tabs to maintain the right angle for the bolts to line up.


& here's the top, It now has a large gap, See there is some play/room for movement here.


Now the proper way to do this would be to spot-weld a shim or a washer would work.

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I like the look of lifted butts. Is there a benefit or a con to this?
Could be done on 2003 636 you think? Subframe looks similar.
 

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what swingarm you got there mate?
Its from a 206 ZX6R.

I like the look of lifted butts. Is there a benefit or a con to this?
Could be done on 2003 636 you think? Sub-frame looks similar.
No real benefit, I just like the look as you said.
Plus someone on here said it could not be done.
I just wanted to show how easy it is to get a bit more height without doing anything
but loosening a few bolts.
As I say above, With a bit of time with a file & bending up the tabs on the front of the tank,
There's much more height to be gained.

If there is any benefit here, Its that I could lessen the degree of the swingarm
& maintain the same ride height.

A lesser angle on the swingarm should make for a more compliant/softer ride.
Might even get more miles from the rear tire. ???
 

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i still cant get over how clean ur bike is every pic u put up its spotless still gooks great tho buddy
 

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Its fine, Its got just a few nicks from using an Allen on it the first time.
I got the right tool now, A torx T-40 is the right size.
 

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Discussion Starter · #9 ·
Yep. same thing on the front rotors too.
 

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thats a supries as mine are allen on the sub frame and the same on the discs
 

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Are you absolutely sure? I thought mine were too, But a closer inspection showed that not to be the case.
The Allen's will fit & work for the most part, But when something is torqued with loctite from the factory,
Allen's can boogerup the bolts as there is just enough play.
 

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Discussion Starter · #13 ·
Your sub-frame bolts are 8mm? Mine are the same as the front rotors, 6mm or Torx-40.
 

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Discussion Starter · #15 ·
Well boys we may have just found an unknown deference in the ZZR J7's & your J1's.
 

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Discussion Starter · #17 ·
same here
:idea:I think its just the face of the bolt that's different, What size is the nut on the backside of yours?
Mine are 14mm, & I know the bolts in the rotors are not that big.:no:
 

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i like what ur doing but its no good for me as i can just about touch the floor as it is lol
 

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What happens if you take off too much of those tabs? Can you do the half in without altering the gas tank? Does the half inch feel or look much different? how hard is it to alter the tank tabs
 
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