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    Hello All,

    I'm new here so go easy please, I'm ben from the UK, i've got a Suzi GSXR600 and a tri Daytona 955i, but you won't care about those...

    I recently bought for my girlfriend a Honda Bros 400 jap import ( the perfect bike as she is vertically challenged, however, she is too vertically challenged even for the bros, what mods are there available to lower the bike? we only need it down by 1 inch!!!!

    Any Help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Ben

    #2
    Ben, Welcome to the forums.
    One trick I know for lowering is shaving the seat..Lots of people do it and it can make a difference..So, you could try that..As for lowering the suspension..I wont be too much help, but im sure someone else on here will be.

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      #3
      i bought my girfriend this seat on fleabay. it was allready modded but shows how well it can be done and how much lower it is than standard! HTH





      cheers
      Robs

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        #4
        And you can put on tires 110/60/17 on front and 160/60/17 on the rear. That helps a lot too.

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          #5
          Ben you can rotate the rear eccentric so that the axle is on the top, but I wouldn't really recommend it. Tire will be closer to subframe and who knows how that will affect handling. Also you can raise the tubes in the triple clamps. I have a friend(girl) that shaved the seat and put lowering links on her SV. Good luck
          Lynn
          ATGATT

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            #6
            Your best bet is to have the seat shaved and recovered. I've done a seat for about $60.
            It's scary how slow I am!

            '88 HawkGT - crashed as all hell - Hiperform subframe, VFR rear wheel, F3 front end, Penske shock.

            '05 Ducati S2R - Monstrack mirrors, CRG levers, Evoluzione clutch slave cylinder, ProItalia tail chop, Arrow damper, Nichols flywheel, Suburban Machinery bars

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              #7
              Ohlins

              I just lowered my wifes bike as well. shaved seat and also pulled the Ohlins off my track bike and made it as short as possible and bolted it up. not sure of the exact change as her bike had an earlier 900RR rear shock on it that was longer than stock. either way it's good for her now.

              plus I bought a new Ohlins for my bike.

              Jeff

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                #8
                tire size help to lower it too. I think you can get 1" by 110/60/17 at the front and 150/60/17 at thr rear.

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                  #9
                  Originally Posted by jensen View Post
                  tire size help to lower it too. I think you can get 1" by 110/60/17 at the front and 150/60/17 at thr rear.
                  I know this is an old thread, but please, anyone, where in the US, and what brands, make tires is those sizes? I can't find any anywhere...

                  Thanks from the noob...
                  1989 RC31 - not stock
                  2005 VTR1000 SP2 - not very stock, either.

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                    #10
                    Originally Posted by Ika-kun View Post
                    I know this is an old thread, but please, anyone, where in the US, and what brands, make tires is those sizes? I can't find any anywhere...

                    Thanks from the noob...
                    Try 110/70/17 and 160/60/17.
                    Brian - Richland, WA
                    1991 Hawk GT
                    1997 VFR

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                      #11
                      Originally Posted by bk94si View Post
                      Try 110/70/17 and 160/60/17.
                      Thanks! I found some Battlax BT45 in 110/70 FRONT and BT021 160/60 REAR for a seemingly long-lasting sport touring setup that will essentially lower the wife's bike. How does this setup sound?

                      Thank you all for your time!
                      1989 RC31 - not stock
                      2005 VTR1000 SP2 - not very stock, either.

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                        #12
                        you're mixing radials and bias which is not recommended.
                        Brian - Richland, WA
                        1991 Hawk GT
                        1997 VFR

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                          #13
                          Originally Posted by bk94si View Post
                          you're mixing radials and bias which is not recommended.
                          Dang! Any brand-matched recommendations for the aforementioned sizes? Need to lower the bike as low as possible with sport touring-type tires.

                          Thank you for your time!
                          1989 RC31 - not stock
                          2005 VTR1000 SP2 - not very stock, either.

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                            #14
                            listen, mate.....


                            new riders and girls ALWAYS want the bike to feel lower because they lack confidence, and that only comes with seat time and miles ridden.

                            it's really hard to imagine any normal human older than 18 who dosen't fit a Hawk.

                            remember this time-tested motorcycling maxim best summed up in my inimitable words: "the more miles you put on ANY bike, the smaller and lighter it feels!"
                            Last edited by squirrelman; 04-29-2009, 07:58 PM.
                            "It's only getting worse."


                            MY rides: '97 VFR750, '90 Red Hawk, '88 Blue/Black Hawk, '86 RWB VFR700 (3), '86 Yamaha Radian, '90 VTR250, '89 VTR250 (2), '73 CB125, '66 Yamaha YL-1

                            Sold: '86 FJ1200, '92 ZX-7, '90 Radian, '73 CB750, '89 all-white Hawk, '88 blue Hawk, '86 FZ600, '86 Yam Fazer 700 , '89 VTR250, '87 VFR700F2, '86 VFR700F.

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                              #15
                              Originally Posted by squirrelman View Post
                              listen, mate.....


                              new riders and girls ALWAYS want the bike to feel lower because they lack confidence, and that only comes with seat time and miles ridden.

                              it's really hard to imagine any normal human older than 18 who dosen't fit a Hawk.

                              remember this time-tested motorcycling maxim best summed up in my inimitable words: "the more miles you put on ANY bike, the smaller and lighter it feels!"
                              Hard to imagine but I really am inseam challenged and an inch makes a BIG difference for me. I raised my forks a little in the front also. When my seat needs to be recovered, I will probably shave it down a little too.

                              Back to tire types, Michelin Pilot Powers are very popular. I have Metzeler Roadtecs which are not so popular.
                              Brian - Richland, WA
                              1991 Hawk GT
                              1997 VFR

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