I recently lowered the rear 1" and am wondering if I can simply loosen the front and lower it also to compensate for handling?
Will this not make the front end very soft - you have removed pre-load on the springs.I cut the fork tube spacers down about an inch...1 cap at a time
same effect and saved me the bother of trying to realign forks perfectly
you can always pop them back in (with a washer so they seat level) and it leaves the bike looking stock
1 1/4 inch max id say ..its wot i did (i lowered the rear just over an inch too)
I have been grinding mine and it has not been lowered. I can only imagine what they would look like if it sat an inch lower.ah the sound of plastic grinding on tarmac as it shatters when going round a corner.
yeah you can lower the front but dont go too low as the above would happen
yes, but try imaging not having your feet nice and firm on the ground and trying to hold the bird every single time you stop...I have been grinding mine and it has not been lowered. I can only imagine what they would look like if it sat an inch lower.
lus1: don't cut the spacers. You will lose travel on compression and have >60mm of sag in the front.Will this not make the front end very soft - you have removed pre-load on the springs.
At least if you drop the forks through the yokes - the spring rate remains the same - you just change ride height.