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Question about lowering the front end??..

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Old 05-02-2011, 09:05 AM
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I had a question about the benefit of lowering the front end of your motorcycle. I bought a 2006 CBR600RR almost a month ago and I am almost positive it has been lowered (not stretched). I noticed immediately when I first went to check out the bike and the guy I bought it from said that it was stock and it is just an aggressive looking bike.

Can someone clear this up for me? I have pics of the bike on my page so maybe you can tell me I'm just being crazy or give me some insight as to why someone would lower a front end.

Thanks in advance guys!
 
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Old 05-06-2011, 04:42 AM
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Judging by your pictures, the bike looks standard to me. You can see if the front end is lowered on the top yoke. The forks should be out about 2mm.

Reason for lowering the front end, is that the bike will steer in faster. Con is that you lose ground clearance.
 

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Old 07-21-2011, 07:05 PM
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i just put race texh springs in and dropped my forks to the third line. turns in like a mother but im hoping i have clearance
 
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Old 09-01-2011, 05:58 PM
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pretty sure you should get a lowering link too for the rear. you shouldn't just lower the front forks, it messes with the geometry of the bike
 
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Old 09-01-2011, 05:58 PM
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pretty sure you need to get a lowering link for the rear too. lowering just the front will mess with the bikes geometry
 
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Old 09-01-2011, 08:28 PM
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what is the reason your wanting to lower the front? stock height on a 06 is 5mm from the top. ive dropped mine a additonal 5mm and also have had my suspension set by a professional. pretty much small front drop raise the rear and your golden., or rock it stock im sure you wont use all she can give
 
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