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Lowering The Wifes ER6F (further)


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A teaser... I cannot seem to find the info for The Wifes ER6F (55 plate).


It is already been lowered at the yokes, it's already got a (kwak original) cut down seat, I'm trying to establish whether or not it has been lowered at the rear (well central) shock. From what I've been told it is not the original but a genuine kwak shock to lower the bike. I am investigating whether I can lower it a tiny bit more. Took The Wife out yesterday for the first time since she got the bike, and watching her paddling backwards out of a parking spot, she was paddling with one foot lol. And this is with the bike lowered a bit and with her 'platform' boots!!


Any thoughts appreciated.

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Let some air out of the tyres!


On a more serious note, encourage her to wheel it out whilst alongside.


When she has done it a couple of times to get the confidence she should be OK. It looks so much more professional than sitting astride and waddling.

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If the shock doesn't have a ride height adjuster try getting some longer linkages (Dog bones)...


Maxton engineering will be able to tell you how much longer they need to be and should be able to supply them as well..


Just punt em an E-mail and tell them what bike and how much you want to lower it by and they should be able to do the rest..


http://www.maxton.netspinners.co.uk/

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If the shock doesn't have a ride height adjuster try getting some longer linkages (Dog bones)...

 


not as easy as that on the ER6 im affraid


look how the rear shock is mounted :?


http://www.helmethairblog.com/Kawasaki_ER6n_sideview.jpg

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  • 3 weeks later...

You could try dropping the forks through the yolks, by a maximum of 10mm, i have done this to various machines, an ER-5, a Bandit 600, and a Katana 650, it will make the machine turn in a little quicker, but as the rear has been shortened too, it should not be any different than the standard set-up.


Try it and see..


Frankie

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