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Offline bubbles3133

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Lowering Links and replacement shorter kickstand
« on: October 01, 2013, 04:14:41 am »
Hi All,

Recently had my GTR1400 lowered about 1" using ProjektD Lowering Links but have noticed that the lean angle is more upright than original (obviously). Came across the 1" shorter billet kickstand from Precision Engineering and was wondering if anyone has had this fitted after having their bike lowered? Comments/feedback most welcome.

Also, while it is more of a struggle getting the bike up on its Centre Stand...does anyone know of a vendor who engineers a shorter centre stand to make my life just that little bit easier?

Cheers
Chris
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Re: Lowering Links and replacement shorter kickstand
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2013, 05:07:21 am »
Carry with you, or put on your garage floor, a 2x4 or a 2x6; run the rear tire up on the board and you can put it on the center stand easily.  If you wanna put your bike on the center stand while you are out on the road, carry a six inch long 2x4 on the bottom of your bag. You 'll have to get off the bike, place it, run over it with your rear.

Precision engineer kickstand and lowering link are both excellent quality. Had both on...now have both off and sold also...don't like the handling with lowering links.

http://www.advancedsporttouring.com/category_s/1827.htm
These guys are supposed to have been working on designing an adjustable center stand. I was looking into it when I had low/links but lost track of their progress on it. You might want to double check see if they made any progress on this project. Good luck
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Re: Lowering Links and replacement shorter kickstand
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2013, 01:24:03 pm »
I have the PE kickstand, very nice and quality built!  :great:


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Re: Lowering Links and replacement shorter kickstand
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2013, 02:02:03 am »
I found the shorter stand was too short but the OEM is too tall. Thinking of adding 1\2 inch to the lowered one. I did not lower the front of the bike, so that may be the problem.

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Re: Lowering Links and replacement shorter kickstand
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2013, 07:48:55 am »
Thanks Guys.

I think I will order the PE kickstand and see how we go. Hopefully, a replacement Centre Stand for Lowered Bikes will be available soon from AST.


Cheers
Chris
2013 GTR1400 (Pearl Meteor Grey)
2010 Yamaha VSTAR 1300 (Sold)
2008 Yamaha VSTAR 650 (Sold)
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