Here are some pics of that mod on the 2019. If you lower the front at the same time it instantly changes the stance /forum/images/smilies/tango_face_smile.png much more comfortable (and sportier), especially if you are a taller rider like myself.
Also, zero clearance issues. Handle bars touch nothing from left to right..
You're not adjusting your suspension geometry so your bike will handle the same.Does lowering the bars like this result in a negative effect on handling? I was curious about lowering the bars on my 2019 as well, but am reluctant because I do not understand what the effect will be on handling. Is the effect positional; i.e., less severe or more severe depending on how much more the bars are lowered?
It's just an alignment bolt so it's not necessary to replace. Aftermarket clip ons forego them anyways.There is a bolt that goes through the top of the triple and bolts to the handlebar clamp. Remove it? Or replace it with a longer bolt? Pic attached.
Honestly there is no visible way to do that for free at this point, unless; Lower the front triple clamps about an inch then relocate the handle bars to the top (2015-2018 style), yes your stance will in fact be taller, however your overall body position may or may not notice that, as in will you actually be more comfortable? Don't know..So what about raising the clip ons on the 2019s? Moving them above the triple tree, is that possible/doable?
I actually want the little extra height it would give me on the bars.
I started a thread on this but haven't gotten any responses yet. Seems kinda relevant to this thread so...
^ Doing that will screw with the suspension geometry (steepening the rake and shortening the trail) and reduce available bump travel in compression (I don't know how much reserve travel is available before the front fender collides with the bottom of the upper fairing at max bump travel). There are ways to lower the suspension while minimising the bad side effects but it's to be avoided unless necessary (e.g. short rider).
You can get aftermarket handlebars from Woodcraft, etc., which have a rise built in. They'll still clamp on under the top triple but the bars will sit higher. That's the way to go.
That is certainly possible. Check for a bolt that points upward from the bottom through the handlebar into the bottom of the upper triple clamp ... if present, remove it. (Kawasaki likes doing that. No idea if Yamaha does, but it's easy to find out ... just look for it and remove if it's there.) Then you can loosen the clamp bolt and position the handlebars fore/aft (or lower) wherever you want them, as long as they maintain sufficient clearance.