lowering links or lowering a GPZ
johnsoliday at msn.com
Tue Apr 6 18:02:29 PDT 2010
Still curious, what did they "shim", all they would have had to do was
shorten the preload spacer (or yank it out actually), hacksaw would have
done it. Don't get me wrong just would like to know what Racetech does to
lower a GPZ. I guess for $90 they would have least changed the fork oil,
John (you don't want to know what the total charge for the "guts" change on
my Vrod forks was!)
From: gpzlist-bounces at micapeak.com [mailto:gpzlist-bounces at micapeak.com] On
Behalf Of Jonathon
Sent: Tuesday, April 06, 2010 5:30 PM
To: GPZ List
Subject: Re: lowering links or lowering a GPZ
Didn't want to buy clip ons, and was revalving the forks anyway. Cheaper in
the long run. They only charged me like 90 to shim up the front.
Regardless of whether justified or not, you will feel sad about killing
another human being. It is better to be sad than to be room temperature.
From: "John Soliday" <johnsoliday at msn.com>
Sent: Tuesday, April 06, 2010 3:58 PM
To: "'GPZ List'" <gpzlist at micapeak.com>
Subject: RE: lowering links or lowering a GPZ
> Why did you shorten the springs (I'm assuming that's what race tech did,
> in a shorter and stiffer spring and heavier damping to keep it from
> bottoming)? Couldn't you have just moved the tubes up in the clamps and
> on clip on's ? Just curious and by the way Racetech is an EXCELLENT
> company, I had them due my Vrod forks and I'm probably going to get some
> gold valves for the GPZ after talking with Charles this weekend.
> Cheers (back to the garage cleaning out Chevy Nova parts I don't need
> -----Original Message-----
> From: gpzlist-bounces at micapeak.com [mailto:gpzlist-bounces at micapeak.com]
> Behalf Of Jonathon
> Sent: Tuesday, April 06, 2010 3:49 PM
> To: gpzlist at micapeak.com
> Subject: Re: lowering links or lowering a GPZ
> I lowered my front and rear 2". Rear via lowering links, front had Race
> shorten everything.
> Not recommended for street use according to Race Tech. Matter of fact,
> won't do it (liability) if you ride your bike on the street. Tell them
> a show bike.
> I use my bike on the street but it's a pseudo drag bike so cornering not
> biggest factor.
> Hope it helps.
> Regardless of whether justified or not, you will feel sad about killing
> another human being. It is better to be sad than to be room temperature.
> From: "Randy noneofyourbusiness" <tuner_delorean at yahoo.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, April 06, 2010 2:45 PM
> To: <gpzlist at micapeak.com>
> Subject: lowering links or lowering a GPZ
>> What is the best way to lower the GPZ?
>> I got it on the road Friday April 2, & I have already managed to get in
>> right at 300 miles, but my 26 inseam I am vertically challenged, I need
>> lower it a little.
>> right now I can only get 1 foot flat on the ground at a time, or both
>> tip toes, so for safety, it needs lowering so I can get both feet flat on
>> the ground. I am having problems turning it around on my driveway, which
>> is like an old country dirt road with tall center hump, plus my driveway
>> is up side of a mountain nearly 1/2 mile long.
>> what is recomendations? anyone have a used lowering link? or?
>> Thank you,
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