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    Lowering

    I've got an '05 M50B and love the thing. I've seen a lot of people have been lowering the bike. I was just curious to see if there is any benefit to this?

    Obviously lowering the bike will allow the shorter among us to put both feet flat on the ground, as I'm 6' I don't have this issue. Is there any handling/performance enhancements that are actually documented?

    I figure that some incline/decline, speed bumps, and hard leans into turns will cause a few scrapes, but that's not an issue to me. I don't ride 2up hardly ever, so that is not an issue at this time.

    Any advice and/or experiences are greatly appreciated. Trying to decide whether or not I want to drop it a couple more inches (probably 2").

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    Well, I have no illusions of being on a sport bike, but the more performance the better. On one hand I'm curious as to why so many people are doing it, on the other I'm looking for inexpensive ways to "enhance my riding experience."

    I don't have the extra cash laying around to go get an intake, PCIII, and exhaust, but if I can find things here and there that are easy on the wallet, that I can do myself, than I'm going to do them.

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    sorry that question was a shameful post expansion on my part...sure do what you like the look of.
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    Well for the most part its done for looks, the M50's are fairly high in the back end and they just look so much better lowered. You will notice a big difference at hwy speeds as far as control and manuvrability. Lowering your center of gravity is good at high speed less wind buffering also. Besides that its more of a personal touch. besides its a really inexpensive mod. Hope this helps.
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    Thanks Boooya, that's what I was looking for.


 

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