Lowering rear reduces leg room? - Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums
V-Strom Modifications and Performance The brag page, good and bad.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 5 Old 10-28-2003, 04:19 PM
Posts: n/a
Lowering rear reduces leg room?

I'm thinking of installing the 7/8" lowering links in my '03. Though I can stand over the seat flatfooted I have no need for a high bike since I would never dream of trying to take it offroad. Does anyone know if installing lowering links will reduce leg room to the pegs? I ask because after installing 1" lowering links on my wife's F650GS and lowering the fork clamps 1/2" she said that her knees were more bent in the riding position.
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 5 Old 10-28-2003, 05:23 PM
Kidder's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: DFW, TX
Posts: 380

Lowering does nothing more than lowering height of bike. Everything else remains the same. The reach to the bars and pegs will be the same.

Currently Bikeless
Kidder is offline  
post #3 of 5 Old 10-28-2003, 05:54 PM
Posts: n/a
lowering rear


I bought a demo model and the bike has been lowered front and back. Front forks are lowered to the maximum. (Forks almost touch handle bars.) The rear has been lowered I'm guessing 7/8" to 1". The bike handles well like this, but I've noticed some problems. As I grow more confident with the bike, the foot pegs are hitting the ground at times quite heavily. Also, I'am 230 lbs and when I carry a passenger (Preload to the max) the rear tire rubs on the inner fender. I'am going to put the rear back up to the stock hieght and see what the ride is like. Maybe I will raise the front up.

post #4 of 5 Old 10-31-2003, 05:59 PM
Posts: n/a

Thanks for the information and for sharing the experience of riding a lowered bike 2-up. Here in the mountain west high wind gusts are all too frequent and the relatively high profile-to-weight ratio of the Strom makes for some spooky sudden lane changes. With the Parabellum 28" screen on even lowering the front 20mm hasn't helped a lot there.

post #5 of 5 Old 11-07-2003, 06:07 PM
Posts: n/a
Only thing lowering a bike will do is reduce overall footpeg clearance. You may find you drag your pegs a lot earlier than with a stock bike when going into a corner. If you're not an aggressive rider, you may never notice it. Then again, it may prove itself to be a pain.
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Leg Room and Peg Lowering - DL650 johno_SLC Maintenance, Tech and Products. 20 04-13-2019 03:08 AM
rear sprocket "spin" Yarz1 Maintenance How-to 11 10-31-2017 04:44 PM
Rear Sprocket kmsz1969 DL650A - 2012-2016 8 05-09-2014 10:34 PM
Rear tire slides first, why? Trepidator Riding Proficiency 39 04-29-2014 03:13 PM
Dragging Rear Brake After Pad Replacement And Fluid Flush portabill DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011 25 02-26-2014 05:51 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome