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post #1 of 52 (permalink) Old 12-01-2009, 01:10 PM Thread Starter
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this is why you don't drive a slammed bike on the street

i haven't posted new pics of my bike since i painted it and cleaned it up. so here's what happens when your bike sits 2" off the ground and you bottom out over every crack in the road... oh and please excuse the picture quality as they are from my phone.





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And you seem oddly surprised at this?
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You live in PA like I do.. lol

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And you seem oddly surprised at this?
yea and no at the same time.. i knew i'd be rubbing the belly fairing, but i didn't expect to rub through the seat pan and rip apart my cdi and wire harness
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Yeah man that was just dumb raise it up front and back or next time you will do much more worse also stiffen your rear shock that will help .
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the squidly awesomeness of this post has made my day .I'm calling certified epic on this one .
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Your old color scheme and ride height looked so much better
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Yeah man that was just dumb raise it up front and back or next time you will do much more worse also stiffen your rear shock that will help .

Stiffening the rear shock? All that is going to do is make a poor handling bike (because it is slammed) even worse. Pre-load is there to ensure the shock is operating within the correct range of travel, not to compensate for lowering the bike.

Why not simply remove the rear shock and insert a steel tube in its place. I saw two stretched and lowered Busas at Americade a couple of years ago like that. They were simply converted to "hard-tails". Never have to worry about this happening again!
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the squidly awesomeness of this post has made my day .I'm calling certified epic on this one .
i take this bike out on the street maybe once or twice a month since its been lowered. this just happened on a short 40mi ride. i have a busa for the street, just wanted to show everyone what could happen with a bike that low, to save them 300 on a wire harness and cdi.
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it rubbed through the undertail and into the ECM
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Wow, just wow. Then engineers spend a lot of time to set these bikes up, idk why people insist on changing it that dramatically
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Wow, just wow. Then engineers spend a lot of time to set these bikes up, idk why people insist on changing it that dramatically
so at the track i can dump the clutch at 12k and not land on my back.
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so at the track i can dump the clutch at 12k and not land on my back.
Instead, you dump the clutch at 12k and send a tire through your undertail...
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Re: this is why you don't drive a slammed bike on the street

damn bro i feel for you.

i also think you have some major balls going 100+ on something like that
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I just don't understand why one would "SLAM" (ONYX) their baby, just don't get it! I just love my twistiez...
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i take this bike out on the street maybe once or twice a month since its been lowered. this just happened on a short 40mi ride. i have a busa for the street, just wanted to show everyone what could happen with a bike that low, to save them 300 on a wire harness and cdi.

im as suprized as anyone else that you did not see this coming .
besides the fact it looks really bad.

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so at the track i can dump the clutch at 12k and not land on my back.
i dont buy that .
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Re: this is why you don't drive a slammed bike on the street

yea 12k was getting ahead of myself.. no i launch around 9k-9.5k then once i feel the clutch start to grab and the bike move hold it pinned then let it out hard. hence my shitty high 1.7xx-1.8xx 60's........ before it was lowered i couldn't hit 2nd hard without the front end staying 6" off the ground.. i know that could most likely be fixed with body position but having it low at the strip was easier, and helps launching with both feet on the ground as i am on the shorter side.
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my srad was lowered like that with a 200 rear tire when i bought it, riding it home was the worst ride ive ever been on. it felt like a tank plowing through corners, not to mention it looked like shit too. try extending the swingarm if your looking to keep the front down.
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i didn't lower my bike this much to handle around corners. so i could care less about that.. as for the looks part, that's opinion. i like it.... sorry for posting a new thread. BUT, now when someone hits the search button and looks for tips on how low they can safely go, this will help.
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Wow, just wow. Then engineers spend a lot of time to set these bikes up, idk why people insist on changing it that dramatically
because it looks cool.
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