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Raising a lowered ZX6R?

Discussion in 'Technical and Troubleshooting Torque' started by cossie, Oct 27, 2007.

  1. G'day :)

    Went to look at a 98 ZX6R today but it has been lowered to suit a lady rider. I'm just over 6' so would want to raise it back up. Any ideas whats likely to have been done to lower it and how big a job it is to raise it?

  2. Ask the owner what was done to lower it.
    Common methods are:

    1. forks moved up through the clamps. (fix by adjusting).
    2. shock preload wound to minimum (fix by adjusting)
    3. custom shock linkages installed (fix by installing standard links from a wrecker)
    4. seat foam cut down (fix by replacing seat or having it re-padded)

    less common
    5. custom shock absorber (fix by installing standard shock from a wrecker)
    6. custom fork work
  3. Thanks dude.

    Seller isnt too sure as it was lowered by the owner before her. Pretty sure the seat is standard though.