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Lowering the bike.
« on: February 03, 2015, 08:00:59 pm »
Not ever lowering a motorcycle before I have a question. Will this affect the drive shaft angle? I've lifted a few trucks in my time and have always changed the angle of the drive shaft. Depending on the amount of the lift I needed to make the shafts longer. If I lower the bike what happens to the drive shaft? There’s plenty of talk about the brakes, center of gravity, seat height and the front forks but I haven’t seen anything about the drive shaft. Maybe it just doesn't matter. 

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Re: Lowering the bike.
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2015, 08:07:46 pm »
If you lower the bike an inch or so ( I have Lust Racing lowering links installed ) the drive shaft is still well within normal operating specs as it's just following the swingarm arc.   I doubt there'd be any issue unless you used some very radical setup.

On the other hand, lowering the bike makes the centerstand issue even worse.   Putting a 1" or so block under either wheel helps, as does setting the suspension to 2-up before using the c-stand...
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