Originally Posted by Steve in Sunny Fl
Maybe I wasn't clear in my original post. I have done the searches. I understand speedy's link, I understand how to put it on, I understand how to slide forks up to lower the front. What I am strictly asking ifs if there are any bad side effects, IE mechanical interference of other components, etc. Thanks, Steve
As in the title the only problem Known to me!
I had 30,000 KM on my 07 and now 12000 KM on my 2015. In my opinion and many others that have posted, it is more responsive and if you have a 32" inseam or shorter
, you definitely will benefit from this. As to handling, I have been over to the point of scraping the pegs, if you bought this to use as a track bike then don't lower it, if it is to enjoy the twisties, then you are doing the right thing. If you plan to put knobbies on it and off road then again don't lower it.
I hope that answers your question.
the biggest problem isn't mechanical interference of other components, but dropping the bike, that can do lots of damage, my 07 went over due to the kick stand 3 times, twice went over because I was on a crest of the road when stopping and couldn't flatfoot, over I went. My 2015, got lowered right from new, so far only have gone over due to 6 inches of gravel being dumped on the road, and once hard braking below 2KM / hr while avoiding a collision, my fault 100%, just a split second of inattention.