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Offline az28

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Lowering link installation help
« on: August 19, 2011, 10:52:37 am »
Looking for instructions on installing a lowering link on a '99 C10.
Anyone have this available? Thank You.

Offline Red Wyvern

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Re: Lowering link installation help
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2011, 06:23:49 pm »
Seems no one replied.  That's odd.  Lowering links typically swap out one for one with the arms already on there.  At least they did with my wife's BMW F650GSD.  Grease'm, torque the bolts to kaw spec, and know she will handle differently.

Mark

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Re: Lowering link installation help
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2011, 06:35:38 pm »
Do have a lowering link or a lowering rocker?  I found some info on both in the tech pages:

Link
http://cog-online.org/clubportal/clubstatic.cfm?clubID=1328&pubmenuoptID=30521

Rocker

http://cog-online.org/clubportal/clubstatic.cfm?clubID=1328&pubmenuoptID=30519

HTH,
Gary F.

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Central Valley California

Offline little dave

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Re: Lowering link installation help
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2011, 12:16:48 am »
Installing the link is the easy part. Put bike on center stand, support rear wheel with 2x4 as a lever, remove three bolts noting locations, remove 6 dust seals, I used socket's to remove bearings, noting location's again, ( press from the numbered side ) a vise or big C clamp will do. You will need a way to accurately measure the depth and set the depth of the bearings. You can do it in 2 or 3 hours. The hard part is you will have to shorten the side stand and the center stand the same as the lowering link. I lowered mine        1 1/2". you will need a welder or some one to weld them back to together. I will try to include pictures.

http://forum.cog-online.org/Themes/cog_theme3/images/bbc/img.