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Offline wealdy

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Lowered suspension/ handling
« on: October 04, 2017, 12:13:42 PM »
Hi does anyone know if / how the lowered suspension model affects handling of the bike. I assume the pegs are nearer the ground? Will mainly be used for general riding / touring but may want to through in a few track days.
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Re: Lowered suspension/ handling
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2017, 01:48:51 PM »
My low suspension bike has never grounded the footrests in 13K miles of touring and scratching. Can't say how it would do on a trackday as I don't do them - be interested to know from anyone who has.

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Re: Lowered suspension/ handling
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2017, 05:07:39 PM »
Made no difference to me on a track day.
But them I'm no MotoGP god!

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Re: Lowered suspension/ handling
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2017, 05:19:50 PM »

Jimmy Chance
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Offline Mareng1

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Re: Lowered suspension/ handling
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2017, 05:23:37 PM »
I think you are less likely to touch pegs down on a track day, than when fully-loaded with pillion and/or luggage.

The lower suspension will create a slightly shorter wheelbase, but I reckon I would have to do back to back laps on a track - if I was to have even a sniff of a difference?  :187:

Offline Big Dawg

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Re: Lowered suspension/ handling
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2017, 05:35:45 PM »
I was riding in the North Carolina mountains with no luggage at all. It was a simple statement from my 24 year old son on his new triumph Street Triple RS saying: "Come on Dad, follow me!"
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Re: Lowered suspension/ handling
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2017, 05:38:15 PM »
*Originally Posted by Big Dawg [+]
I was riding in the North Carolina mountains with no luggage at all. It was a simple statement from my 24 year old son on his new triumph Street Triple RS saying: "Come on Dad, follow me!"

How big is "Big" Dawg, though?   :016:

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Re: Lowered suspension/ handling
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2017, 08:23:13 PM »
just fitted a lowering kit. brilliant move. handling unchanged. more confident at junctions. defo recommend.

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Re: Lowered suspension/ handling
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2017, 02:32:37 AM »
Hey Big Dawg,

Let's see the chicken strips that go along with that, on the rear tire!

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Re: Lowered suspension/ handling
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2017, 06:27:55 AM »
I rode a lowered one for about three days on and off...it felt just the same as a standard.