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post #21 of 23 Old 11-07-2012, 06:55 AM
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The bars are just about at the limit anyway. More than about 21mm will allow the lower legs to crash into the triple clamps.

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post #22 of 23 Old 11-07-2012, 12:50 PM
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2 inches is dangerous. 1-1/8" to 1-1/4" is the maximum. Your tire can hit the inner fender. With the rear lowered more than the front, the aerodynamics are worse than stock so front end lift at speed is even more of a factor. You may have been lucky so far but you're pushing the envelope.

As to the 3/4" front lowering on my bike, it's really 3/4" fork extension so isn't quite an actual 3/4".
What was the name of the rear lowering kit that u used. 3/4 inch seems ideal. Thanks. Phil
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What was the name of the rear lowering kit that u used. 3/4 inch seems ideal.
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