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Re: How to internally lower your forks. Updated with better pics. 6/20/09
« Reply #125 on: October 17, 2013, 07:25:12 PM »
Nice write up Cory, I did notice that on the Gen 2 busa the Allen screw on the bottom of the forks are #8. I will be lowering mine this weekend after I make the tool to compress the spring.

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Re: How to internally lower your forks. Updated with better pics. 6/20/09
« Reply #126 on: February 09, 2014, 09:14:32 AM »
Hello my name is XLNTS, I'm new here and thought I would just introduce myself....and comment on this :D


In layman terms: It's just relocating the suspension to a different area of the fork tubes is all. Genius idea, people have been doing it for years and I thank you sir for taking the time to write this up and take photos of it all for us to follow.

I did mine with machined pieces and did a 3 inch drop and thicker oil.. I fucked up the first time I did it, making the small pipe you insert too long making the bike too low but when fixed I found it rode better and its probably because I'm a heavier guy who is short and felt safer when I came to stop signs and while leaning into turns it felt as though I could almost lean right over with out the feeling of loosing stability. This is great and for anyone who doesn't want to buy the tools...just use rags so it doesn't mar up the internals.

For anyone short considering this; you'll love it and chicks like it when they can sit on a man bike and have their feet touch ;)

Speed: had my bike up to 321kmh for extended periods of time while rocking this mod. (Saskatchewan is very flat and straight in some parts) 


(EDIT: Next time I'll be taking my bike into a guy who knows how to do this properly and paying him the $200 he wanted to do it for me while I work a double time weekend)


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Re: How to internally lower your forks. Updated with better pics. 6/20/09
« Reply #127 on: February 18, 2014, 07:49:19 PM »
Great writeup . I'll be doing mine soon .is there anything in there that I can cut to lighten up as I'm lowering it 2.5 in .can I cut inner tube down ? Thanks
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Re: How to internally lower your forks. Updated with better pics. 6/20/09
« Reply #128 on: February 18, 2014, 08:27:17 PM »
No. Just what's in the tutorial here.

Go slow and think about it, it's easy to get confused and make it sit on the bottom like mine did.

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Re: How to internally lower your forks. Updated with better pics. 6/20/09
« Reply #129 on: February 18, 2014, 09:27:23 PM »
I haven't took it apart yet but after lowering it .I'm sure there's a extra two inches of inner fork that ain't doing nothing ??
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Re: How to internally lower your forks. Updated with better pics. 6/20/09
« Reply #130 on: February 19, 2014, 01:29:07 PM »
It's tapered. If you want it lower after that....buy the spacers.

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Re: How to internally lower your forks. Updated with better pics. 6/20/09
« Reply #131 on: February 26, 2014, 08:00:29 PM »
Is it a bad idea to make these spacers out a aluminum.say 7075
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Re: How to internally lower your forks. Updated with better pics. 6/20/09
« Reply #132 on: June 14, 2014, 10:34:12 PM »
has anybody tried this on a gen2 ??

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Re: How to internally lower your forks. Updated with better pics. 6/20/09
« Reply #133 on: June 15, 2014, 02:48:46 PM »
Anybody ????

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Re: How to internally lower your forks. Updated with better pics. 6/20/09
« Reply #134 on: July 17, 2014, 08:58:06 AM »
its the same concept on the gen2.  If you have some old pistons, you can use the wrist pins as the spacer.  Its the perfect length and is strong enough.
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Re: How to internally lower your forks. Updated with better pics. 6/20/09
« Reply #135 on: July 18, 2014, 08:30:14 PM »
cheers Battman.....yeah all done,one thing i did notice though is that with a 3" spacer on the Gen2 still left me with 2" of travel,was hoping to get closer to 1" ......take that back got 1" all good
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Re: How to internally lower your forks. Updated with better pics. 6/20/09
« Reply #136 on: January 27, 2015, 09:06:31 PM »
Great write up and very informative!

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Re: How to internally lower your forks. Updated with better pics. 6/20/09
« Reply #137 on: September 11, 2015, 04:53:02 PM »
When I first lowered my bike via a new triple we could only go 3/4". Hadn't considered doing anything more till now and came across this searching.  I'm more than willing to go this route and it seems it's been accomplished on a Gen2 already.  Since winter is coming up, I may send them off to get professionally done..  My question is, is there any opinions on the "sweet spot" to lower a Gen2 and looks the best without giving up too much ride quality?

Thanks for any advice!

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Re: How to internally lower your forks. Updated with better pics. 6/20/09
« Reply #138 on: September 11, 2015, 05:43:26 PM »
lower it 2" internally and then fine tune the height by lowering it or raising it in the top triple tree.

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Re: How to internally lower your forks. Updated with better pics. 6/20/09
« Reply #139 on: September 12, 2015, 01:16:05 PM »
Perfect, thanks!!

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