What does lowering the front forks do?
Manufacturers set fork height for neutral handling. By lowering the front end, you are manipulating the bike’s rake and trail settings. Without getting too technical, this will make your bike quicker turning at the expense of reducing high-speed stability.
How much can you shorten motorcycle forks?
The ground clearance factor means there’s also a limit to how much you can lower a sportbike. Nearly all of the suspension technicians we spoke with said for riders who don’t intend to drag race, 1.5 inches is the limit they would be comfortable with for shortening suspension.
Does lowering a motorcycle affect the handling?
Even if you lower your bike by the book, handling can be affected to some degree. “When you lower a bike, you also lower its center of gravity, so it’ll handle a bit better in certain circumstances,” says Langley. “The negative is that your initial ground clearance is decreased.
The link arms multiply swingarm movement, allowing for a rising-rate of shock damping. The first movement can be soft for small bumps, then progressively harder for larger hits. Longer “lowering” links, effectively move the bottom shock mount closer to the ground, thus reducing the seat height.
Is it harder to wheelie a lowered bike?
lowering will make it harder to wheelie, just give more gas. it always takes alot more gas to do what you want. just don’t wrap your hand around the back side of the throttle.