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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-24-2009, 12:20 PM Thread Starter
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I've read the recent posts on lowering the F4-1000. I am going in next week for my first service and intend to have mine lowered. I had a scare in a parking lot last weekend trying to back the bike up. Backing up on your tip toes is a recipe for disaster.

The question is has anyone used the Sato loweing link. Here is the website showing it: http://www.satoracing.com/mvagustaf4_susrodlink.htm
If so, how much lower can it make the bike?

At $85, I'm sure that it will be a lot cheaper than having FBF machine the links.

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Just look at the amount the rake of the bike changes as the rear is lowered! Keep in mind you'll need to lower the front to maintain geometery AND you'll need a shorter sidestand....

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What kind of boots are you using? If you're on tippy toes, Spidi Cayons may give you the extra inch you need.

When I had my MV, I was on tippy toes. Never backed up in parking lots. I just got of the bike and manuvered it into position.

As for the the link, I'd be relucant to try it unless I know the front could be lower proportionately and the MV's great handling wasn't severly compromised.
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What kind of boots are you using? If you're on tippy toes, Spidi Cayons may give you the extra inch you need.
you mean those?
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I have those exact boots. They are from my Ziggy Stardust years, but I find them really uncomfortable riding.

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