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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-08-2017, 10:48 PM Thread Starter
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Question lower ride height Brutale 1090RR 2012 MY

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Getting older I have a bit of arthritis in my knees and being on the shorter side want to lower my Brutale 1090 RR a bit for getting on and off etc.

I know there's bee plenty of discussion on adjusting ride height, so all I was wondering is how much have people actually been able to lower a 1090RR?

Is 4 or 5 cm possible without compromising handling? I ride pretty sedately these days and really only on the road now.

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Hi Doc

I am crtainly no expert but I did lower my F4 so my feet could touch the ground to almost the lowest the adjusting rod would allow.
A couple of things to keep in mind are
1. however much you lower the back of the bike the front needs to be lowered the same amount to maintain the geometry of the bike and not upset the handling
2. beware how much the front is lowered. Too low and you run the risk of the bottom of the front guard hitting mud guard or radiator under hard braking. this is true on the F4, not sure about the brutale

Others with much more experience then me will be along shortly im sure but this has been my experience with the F4.


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Exclamation 5cm ~ 2 inches!


I lowered a 2010 1090RR about 3/4 inch (~2cm) front and rear.

There are impediments to going lower. Some have been mentioned, but the structure of the 1090RR fork is also an issue. If you look at the attached photo you will see that the fork tube has two diameters and that the lower triple clamps on the larger diameter. The yellow arrow pointing down shows the step change. The yellow arrow pointing right is the bottom of the larger diameter and that is as low as I was comfortable taking the triple.

The rear change has to be made using the correct ride height tool.

Hope this helps.


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