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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-25-2019, 02:45 PM Thread Starter
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Lowering link.

So I am a little shorter and got myself a present for my Birth day, that was in July. But I just installed my new lowering link. Only dropped it half an inch but being flat footed makes ne feel better on the bike.
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-26-2019, 03:05 PM Thread Starter
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Pic of the bike. I have not gotten a new exhaust yet. But its winter here in Michigan so no riding anyways.
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post #3 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-26-2019, 08:09 PM
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The ZX9R still looks better than most modern bikes.

Get a good slip on and you will be good to go.
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post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-27-2019, 05:57 AM Thread Starter
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I agree, they are great looking bikes. plus I find it very comfortable to ride,
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post #5 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-29-2019, 12:54 PM
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The ZX9R still looks better than most modern bikes.

Get a good slip on and you will be good to go.
NO DOUBT! I barely have time to ride mine and yet don't want to sell it. It looks better than most modern sportbikes IMO, is definitely more comfortable to ride, and is performance a plenty for me personally. I rode my buddies modern 10R and was really not impressed at all, aside from the suspension/handling. It was more tossable/flickable than my 03 9R, but the gearing was kind of a joke. 100mph in first? You can't even use the powerband on that bike unless you are on the highway doing do-not-pass-go, do-not-collect, head-straight-to-jail speeds.

Does this link lower the rear only or how does it work?
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post #6 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-01-2019, 02:18 PM Thread Starter
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Its just the dog bone link that attaches to the bottom of the rear shock. The link only dropped the rear. I lowered the front on the fork tubes also. 10mm on the front forks. I'm shorter and now I sit flat footed and the bike feels so much better.
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post #9 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-01-2019, 04:19 PM
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Interesting. I don't need mine lowered for height as I am already flat foot, but is there a performance advantage from lowering the bike?
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post #10 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-01-2019, 06:41 PM
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It’s actually better to raise the rear and lower the front. I raised my RR 25mm.

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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-01-2019, 09:19 PM Thread Starter
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Yes, I did not do it to preform better. I am not an agressive rider at all. Just wanted to fit better on the bike.
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post #12 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-02-2019, 08:52 PM
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Itís actually better to raise the rear and lower the front. I raised my RR 25mm.

How much did you lower the front? Is there any kind of consensus from 9R track day riders?
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post #13 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-02-2019, 09:09 PM Thread Starter
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I dropped it 10mm, like I said I did it so it fits me better. Could have negative results for track use. But I ride it more like a sport tourer. But I am excited to get it out next spring.
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post #14 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-04-2019, 08:53 PM
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I know the feeling. A foot of snow here and my 9R won't likely see pavement until April or May.
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post #15 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-05-2019, 07:24 AM Thread Starter
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Dang buddy a foot already where are you at? I'm in South west Michigan and we dont have any yet.
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post #16 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-06-2019, 05:18 PM
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Currently in southern NH. We got a foot overnight a week or so ago and snowed a couple inches again today. Doubt I could pull the 9R out of the garage without dropping it as everything is iced over in typical New England fashion.
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It’s going to be 68 here today. Nice ocean breeze. 😬
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post #18 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-07-2019, 12:44 PM
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So jealous. 9 deg here tonight.
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