Q I have just bought a Lust 20mm lowering kit for my Yamaha YZF-R1. I was on tip toes and it was hurting my calves at lights and so on. Also I couldn’t move the bike without jumping off it. What adjustments do I need to make to the suspension to help compensate when I fit the longer dog bones? Jonathan Wesgate, PS Facebook Group
A Darren Wnukoski
says: We don’t advise using longer dogbones because they change the ratio of the linkage and mess up the handling in all sorts of ways. But there are two things you can do to help a little. First, pull the forks through 10mm. Early R1s have 130mm of stroke and ideally that needs to be lessened.
Second, you could fit stroke restrictors, that means internal spacers inside the cartridges at a cost of up to £300. Rather than change dogbones, we drop a bike’s seat height by shortening the shock too so the linkage stays the same. That’s another £200 or so.
Don’t mess with the dog bones, kids