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Lowering your front end

This is a discussion about Lowering your front end within the Suzuki Hayabusa section, where you will Some say Busa's Dominate; Whats the maximum you guys are dropping your forks through your tree? I had mine at at a little less then 1"1/4 all year with no problem. I just lowered them just shy of 2"

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    Whats the maximum you guys are dropping your forks through your tree? I had mine at at a little less then 1"1/4 all year with no problem. I just lowered them just shy of 2" from the top of the tree to the top of the fork. I read that you can only "safely" lower them 3/4" because of the taper on the forks. And you wont get good contact on the lower tree. I did notice the clamp closed tighter on the bottom bolt then it did on the upper bolt. But it seemed to tighten down enough to not ever become an issue. And you have the upper tree holding it as well. I cant see it going anywhere.

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    Gixxer front fender
    Fender lowering brackets
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    Brocks tree

    Please let me know what you guys are working with. Any advise would be great. I really want to know if there are any safety issues with going that low.

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    It's winter time, why not pull your forks off and have them internally shortened??

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    That would be the smart thing todo. Im sinking so much money in this bike this winter, i have to stop. Im into this bike for around 7grand plus already. And thats just since early november.
    Is it safe to have the forks pulled through that much?

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    Am i better off picking it up a little and just letting the straps do the work?

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    You can lower them internally your self for next to nothing but some round stock and new fork oil... Just sayin...

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    no more than .800'' through tree's -2-1/4 internally--low pro pirelli MT 75 90-80-17 & that will have your front end pretty low. about a 3-1/2'' drop & no more need for a strap.you will have 1-1/2 suspension travel.i changed my forks around to opposite sides so my calipers are out front,made custom gsxr 1000 fender brackets for the gixx fender.Lowering your front end-img_20120729_133351.jpgLowering your front end-img_20120729_133505.jpg
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