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Offline JTX

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Re: Lowering links
« Reply #25 on: November 28, 2017, 12:09:39 am »
I guess i did get a little ahead of myself. I like to ask the question before its actually an issue. Then i have a good idea as to handle it. Hearing everything so far, it looks like i just need to ride it first, then decide!


Hey I'm with you. I was planning purchases before I bought my C14 as well.


See how it handles for you.  You might find out that you are ok already on height.

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Re: Lowering links
« Reply #26 on: November 29, 2017, 12:49:39 pm »
Used Soupy's adjustable lowering links and adjustable kick stand and they work great. Had them on my bike since 2012 when it was new without a single issue. Rode the bike for about 3 months before deciding on the ride height adjustment, mainly because I did not know this kit was out there. lowered the rear about 1" and it fits great. The only downside is the removal of the center stand. Turns out I did not miss it.
« Last Edit: November 29, 2017, 01:48:06 pm by Arabian Red »

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Re: Lowering links
« Reply #27 on: November 29, 2017, 03:57:01 pm »
Arabian Red; Why did you have to remove the center stand?
                    Mine is still on the bike after lowering.

NOTE: I did shorten the CS to make it easier to get the bike up. But otherwise, no problems.

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Re: Lowering links
« Reply #28 on: November 29, 2017, 04:02:04 pm »
So i bought the bike last night. I'm thinking maybe a shaved seat will do the trick. I don't need as much as i thought i did. I'm gonna ride some more and see if that doesn't change how i feel.
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Re: Lowering links
« Reply #29 on: November 29, 2017, 04:13:45 pm »
Congratulations!!   :great:
  Now tell us; What year did you buy??

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Re: Lowering links
« Reply #30 on: November 29, 2017, 04:24:06 pm »
Thank you! I got a blue 2013. Im already in love!
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Re: Lowering links
« Reply #31 on: November 29, 2017, 06:08:55 pm »
Hey Connie-Rider, the reason I had to remove the center stand was the adjustable links I bought were too wide for the center stand to be reinstalled. If they were non adjustable and a slim as the stock dog bones (and they are out there but I wanted adjustability) I took off there would not be an issue.

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Re: Lowering links
« Reply #32 on: November 29, 2017, 06:49:50 pm »
Ok, thanx.
I had heard the adjustable Links caused a problem.
Wasn't sure of the exact reason for that problem.

Ride safe, Ted

PS: While I'm posting.
      I've seen costs for adjustable side stands.  OMG!!
      I bought used side and center stands on Ebay, and cut/welded them to the lengths I needed.
         {Cost waay less than the adjustable, and I can go back to stock in minute's}
      If anyone wants to do the same, I can send photo's of how I did it..

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