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thumpyz

radiator lowering

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What would lowering the radiators do for handling? I hear people talk about this but dont fully understand.:thumbsup:

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Lower the radiators places their weight closer to the center of graviity of the bike. Lower weight helps handling and cornering.

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True. But lowered radiators will also put them closer the rocks, roost, and other debris, and probably make them more prone to damage in relatively minor crashes.

I am not sure how much you would have to lower them to get a noticeable difference (1", 2" or more???).

I would think that the older bikes with the oil in the frame would benefit more from this mod (ie my '00 426) than the newer bikes using a wet-sump oiling system.

Just my .02 cents.

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For how much they weigh, the only noticeable differences would be in your head and lighter wallet

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