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Offline AwesomeDad

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Lowering links
« on: September 12, 2018, 10:36:41 pm »
Just curious if this is a DIY job or should I have the shop do it?

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Re: Lowering links
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2018, 12:50:25 am »
 :popcorncouple: :popcorncouple:
wide open question there..
ever change spark plugs, wire, rotor and distributor cap, on a V8 engine?
ever removed and replaced brakes on a car or truck?
Rotated by removing and re installing tires on a car or truck?

if any of the above is a "yes", then you can do it..
if no... well, I wouldn't stear you away from seeking assistance.

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Re: Lowering links
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2018, 01:42:19 am »
I’m mechanically inclined yes. Just didn’t know if there was any special tools or unusual procedures involved.

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Re: Lowering links
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2018, 02:43:57 am »
If I can do it, anybody can!

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Re: Lowering links
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2018, 11:55:09 am »
I put T-Rex lowering links on my 2014.  Piece of cake, really easy to do.
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Re: Lowering links
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2018, 02:35:06 pm »
Yupp. EZ to do.
Biggest problem is deciding to do it.

Next biggest is; figuring out how to get it on the center stand after you do it..
  (I lowered my center stand)

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Re: Lowering links
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2018, 06:36:32 pm »
I roll the bike up on blocks I made to get on the stand. I made a small one for when I'm on the road. Also put a 3/4 block below the shortened side stand before getting off the bike when it's on the block to get it on the centre stand. Sounds more complicated than it really is.
 

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Re: Lowering links
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2018, 07:00:14 pm »
I roll the bike up on blocks I made to get on the stand. I made a small one for when I'm on the road. Also put a 3/4 block below the shortened side stand before getting off the bike when it's on the block to get it on the centre stand. Sounds more complicated than it really is.
I have a jack so fingers crossed...

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Re: Lowering links
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2018, 07:43:09 pm »
You can install the links with the bike on the center stand.
Just remove the old links and have someone elevate the rear wheel while you install the new links.
EZ to do.

IMPORTANT: Before you have someone raise the rear wheel, add a strap to prevent the center stand from folding up accidentally.
                       {Don't ask me why I know this}..  :-[

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