Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
kiwion2wheels

suspension raiser

Recommended Posts

kiwion2wheels
Im stumped on buying a link for the suspension that will raise the rear by 1inch, works the same as the lowering links but raises. Are these as simple as they sound? Will i need to retension chain or modify anything else for this to work safley? Any advise would be great!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
RobMoore
How do you propose to raise the front to match? There isn't enough fork tube to drop in the triple.
 
Are you aware of how twitchy the bike is going to handle if you raise the rear alone?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
bmwpowere36m3
+1
 
Why do you want to raise the rear?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
RobMoore
If you think you're too tall for the FZ, get a '13+ KTM 690 Duke. The seat height is 2.5" taller than ours.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
pattonme
I can make you some fork caps that are 1/2" longer. Basically the same thing that Traxxion does on their GSXR caps.
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
huskydave
Thank you gregjet for sharing idea!! I bet that is what Twins Racing is selling in Los angeles, or similar idea.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ratlab
+1 
Why do you want to raise the rear?
quicker steering,better ground clearance-sidestand might have to be lengthened. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
pattonme
the steering geometry is already seriously into the so aggressive it's unstable range. I would question your desire for increasing it further. The modern FZ range seems to need the rider to crawl over the front to put weight on the front. This is a Yamaha brand characteristic. Lower the bars or change how you sit and you'll probably 'fix' whatever you find objectionable.
 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
gregjet
I have done exactly this link addition to +25mm. Contrary to all that is holy, it is an improvement. Improves front end feel substantially. My guess is that it is because it lengthens the effective swingarm at load rest and helps load the front. Please note I have NOT been able to put it on a high speed track where the lack of trail may become an issue.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  


×

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.