Vote if you have lowered you forks.
This is a discussion on Vote if you have lowered you forks. within the Ninja 650R Performance Upgrades forums, part of the Kawasaki Ninja 650R category; I'm curious whether this mod will help with crosswinds by making the bike easier to tip, thus requiring less corrective effort to counteract a crosswind. ...
I'm curious whether this mod will help with crosswinds by making the bike easier to tip, thus requiring less corrective effort to counteract a crosswind. Any experience with this out there?
I put the motowork 1" lowering link on the bike and lowered the bike 2 1/16" in the forst so it relates to an 1 1/16" lowered and I think it feels the way the bike was supposed to be designed from the start. the turn in is so much easier just a light push on the bars and she dips and takes the corner like the road was molded for the it. I did put on a set of lsl clip ons with a 1" raise to them I believe. I think my signature has that lsited on it...
2009 Ninja 650R Green
Blacked-out Integrated Tail light
VHT'ed turn signals
Yoshi CF Muffler
LSL 1.5" Clip On's
Motowork 1" Lowering Link
-1/+1 Chain and Sprocket
BCM Air Filter
Ninja 650 Shop Frame Sliders /w Custom Aluminum Pucks
Requiring less force to push it offline too. I didn't notice any difference in the wind though, either way.
Originally Posted by Baxter
2009 Kawasaki ER-6n w/Bitubo Cartridge Fork Inserts, Hyperpro 3D shock, Kawasaki Windscreen, Givi V35 Saddlebags and E340 Topcase, Barkbuster Storm Handguards, R&G Radiator Guard
'07 passion red
Male - athletic build
160lbs (72.5kg) w/gear
Dropped the front end about 1.13 inches to add my '07 sv650s clip-ons *bought on ebay - 55.00 for the pair shipped* above the top triple (and can go lock to lock without hitting anything once you flip the banjo fitting). Excellent in cornering; drops right in. As for stability in the straights, no issues through 100+ acceleration (but I really do prefer the twisties in the hills).
Last edited by pingfa5; 12-17-11 at 01:22 PM.
Reason: added notation
I went ahead and lowered the front by 10mm this winter. I have about 1200 miles on the bike since then, with about 800 or so with winds in the teens, gusting into the lower to mid twenties. In my subjective opinion, the bike is easier to control in crosswinds, requiring less corrective lean, and handles gusts better, with more poise and less sudden movement. However, it's a matter of degree--an improvement but not a miracle.
Originally Posted by racer5390
I did the same on my bike. It was easy; I just followed the Moto Werk instructions on their website after installing their lowering kit. Their instructions are excellent - check them out Home Page
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