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Will lowering your bike with the rear links adversely effect the handling characteristics of the bike? :confused:
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If you lower both ends 3/4", I think handling improves a little over stock because the center of gravity is lower. My experience for the best handling though is to lower the front about 1/2" compared to the rear. 3/4" is about the maximum the front can be lowered. The stock configuration appears to cause aerodynamic lift and lowering the rear more than the front makes it worse.
 

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If you lower both ends 3/4", I think handling improves a little over stock because the center of gravity is lower. My experience for the best handling though is to lower the front about 1/2" compared to the rear. 3/4" is about the maximum the front can be lowered. The stock configuration appears to cause aerodynamic lift and lowering the rear more than the front makes it worse.
Thanks, Grey I will try that and see how it works. I am impressed at how well my bike handles and did not want to do anything to hurt the handling.
 

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Improved handling .........1 inch lowering links and forks raised.
 
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