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Hi guys,

how are u all today? hope everything is gooood..
anyway got a question..im quite a newbie...so pardon my qs...

i got 06 636 few weeks back
im very pleased with it
the thing is
im not very tall person like u guys
only around 5'8'..or 5 7 like that
im having some trouble sometime during my stop-idle
to step on the road unless i do some "ballet toes" - u know what i mean?

so i was thinkin of lowering the bike a bit
everything on the bike is stil standard

so is the spring adjustable etc.
and if i get to lowered the back
do i have to lower the front too?
and how to lower the front...
how much inch can i go for the max and is the 'feel' really dif?in wat sense

u may pm me

greatly appreciate for ur answer...tq
 

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buy lowering links. they bolt right on the the bottom of the bike and the swing arm. http://www.muzzys.com/M1200-SL/M1200-SL.jpg
http://www.muzzys.com/M1200-SL/M1200-SL.jpg
the first hole is normal ride height second is probably 2 inches lowered the last is 4 inches lowered.

this isnt a 636 but an example of what i'm talking about.-
http://www.dual-star.com/index2/Images JPG/KLR 650 Lowering Links.jpg
http://www.dual-star.com/index2/Images JPG/KLR 650 Lowering Links.jpg

and for the front end-slide the triple tree down the shocks either 2 or four
 

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first of all
im not living in united state
hard for me to get the accessories there
for the standard things that i have
can i just tune it down?
 

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There are a number of ways to reduce seat height:

The rear spring has a pre-load adjustment, it is possible to lower seat marginally by reducing pre-load which will make the rear springing softer.

Alter the seat pad by removing cover & slicing some foam off & replacing cover, this will obviously make seat harder.

As posted by TDR, by fitting longer tie rods to the rear suspension. If they are not available in your country suggest you could get some suitable mild steel flat bar to experiment with a suitable height by drilling holes. A bit of simple geometry will tell you by how much you need to increase the centres on the tie rod. Then get an engineering/fabrication shop to make them up. Longer tie rods will reduce ground clearance & alter steering geometry if you go too low.

HTH
 

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so those threads on the rear shock are for preload? i thought it was for lowering. i figured if the spring was compressed more it would be lower. good thing i didnt touch it.
 

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you def. can't just slide the tubes down in the front of a 636 as the tubes after about 3/4 of an inch taper way in making it impossible to do so.
 
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