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Those 48’s look even better lifted.
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Did you lift the front too? If not, make sure it's stable at high speed if you run freeways.

The LA area is all freeways, so I like to lower the rear and raise the front for added rake.

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I swapped to progressives in the front but I don't think they raised it much. I think 48s are squatty in the rear from the factory. It feels really level now if not still a little lower in rear but that might be an illusion with higher bars.

It made a huge handling difference, and for the better. Most noticibly on rough roads and in the turns. I no longer feel like I'm grinding my heels when I lean in. Does wonders stretching out my legs at stoplights too.

I primarily ride freeways (central FL) here and I think it feels more stable which is weird, perhaps its because it raised the center of mass and makes it harder to lean in, wheras before it felt more eager to teeter/twitch? I also swapped for fresh tires and part of that could be getting rid of the old squared off rear .

Definitely needs a longer kickstand now, logic says with roadster shocks I should be able to use a roadster kickstand if I can find one.

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I lifted my 48 at the rear with Ricor shocks. Smoothed out the front suspension with an Ohlins cartridge kit ..
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I swapped to progressives in the front but I don't think they raised it much. I think 48s are squatty in the rear from the factory. It feels really level now if not still a little lower in rear but that might be an illusion with higher bars.

It made a huge handling difference, and for the better. Most noticibly on rough roads and in the turns. I no longer feel like I'm grinding my heels when I lean in. Does wonders stretching out my legs at stoplights too.

I primarily ride freeways (central FL) here and I think it feels more stable which is weird, perhaps its because it raised the center of mass and makes it harder to lean in, wheras before it felt more eager to teeter/twitch? I also swapped for fresh tires and part of that could be getting rid of the old squared off rear .

Definitely needs a longer kickstand now, logic says with roadster shocks I should be able to use a roadster kickstand if I can find one.

I regret not doing this a couple years ago.
+1 on the squared off rear. New tires always make the bike feel smooth as silk in corners.
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