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How would I go about adjusting the height of my bike? I'm rather short, being only 5'6, and only the balls of my feet touch the ground when on the bike. Can I just adjust the shocks somehow? Or would I have to buy anything? It's an 05 GSX-R 600
 

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Shave the seat. I was able to do this myself with a hacksaw blade, small grinder and staple gun. I know, the hacksaw blade kinda sounds brutal, but I used it to filet the top inch and a half or two off the seat before using the grinder to smooth everything out. I was a little worried at first (as to what it would look like), but now that it's done I like the looks better than stock. It's not too bad comfort wise either, and after all the posts I read saying lowering the whole bike would probably mess with the handling I am really glad I did it this way. Remember to shave the sides of the seat a little as well, go slow, cut a little, try it, cut a little more....
 

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Along with shaving the seat you can also cut coils off of your shock or fork springs...although you might not want to lose the suspension...just a thought.
 

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StEvEoKiNeVeO911 said:
Along with shaving the seat you can also cut coils off of your shock or fork springs...although you might not want to lose the suspension...just a thought.
This is not your moms Honda Civic. Don't cut any springs. Do it right with lowering links made to do just that. Lower the bike the right way.
 

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This is not your moms Honda Civic. Don't cut any springs. Do it right with lowering links made to do just that. Lower the bike the right way.
:lol +1! LMAO!

I hate seeing bikes lowered, especially done the wrong way.
 

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StEvEoKiNeVeO911 said:
Along with shaving the seat you can also cut coils off of your shock or fork springs...although you might not want to lose the suspension...just a thought.
As for the forks just slide them up through the tripple to lower the front. Sorry forgot to add that to the first post.
 

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lmao @ cut the spring.

I put a set of lowering links on mine for a 5'' drop in the rear (with some rear coilover adjustments) and lowered the front 1 1/2''. I still can't flatfoot both feet at the same time but I can at least do one side without tilting the bike at an extreme angle. Did I mention i'm 5'3'' and a half? =o)
 

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The easiest I have seen is swapping the links or "dogbones". A buddy of mine just got his hands on a cherry Katana 600 that had been lowered for the previous owner who was 5'5". My buddy is 6'2" and just ordered a set of factory dog bones to take back up to it's original height.
 

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my friend backed off the rear spring preload and it lowered it "1.5" inches and it ride like a cadillac now that the rear spring is softer for the front he slid the forks up
 

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Buddy has an aftermarket shock and has it dialed real soft. HE is turning it up and adding the factory bones back onto to help get his back up. May try doing the reverse to get it lower.
 

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StEvEoKiNeVeO911 said:
Along with shaving the seat you can also cut coils off of your shock or fork springs...although you might not want to lose the suspension...just a thought.
Hey, or heat them with a torch......... :lol
 
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