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post #1 of 43 Old 04-09-2010, 10:33 PM Thread Starter
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Soupys Adjustable links

Ordered a set and recieved in about 4 days...pretty decent service.

These items are seriously built, all steel and nicely crafted.

Installation is as simple as removing the old links and slipping the new ones one.

They seem to come set for about a 1 1/4" drop, I only wanted a half inch. Easy to adjust, and slide the forks up 12mm to match.

I went the lowering route because I just installed a factory Zook gel seat and was now unable to touch the ground, barely on tippy toes of one foot (even after removing the rubber bumpers). I had no problem with the stock seat.

http://www.soupysperformance.com if anyone is interested.

I ordered direct from the web site, and recieved a confirmation email from him (Soupy?) promptly advising my order was processed and being shipped immediatly. The kind of Service I like....

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85 American clams including shipping. Pretty decent deal.

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I finaly bit the bullet and orderd some soupys links. 3 days and they were at my front door. Instalation was pretty simply, i just lossend the rear wheel and took the chain off, which i dont think i needed to do, but u live and you learn. Anyway, i hung two tiedown straps from the rafters and hooked them to the crash bars to hold the bike strait up while i lifted the bike with my floor jack. I ended up lowering the bike 1 inch in the rear and 14mm in the front, afterwords i took the bike for a ride and felt like the back was sagging a bit much so i lifted it a 1/4 inch and it seems to be perfect for me. I have a 31in inseem, so flat footing the bike before was out of the question. Now i can flat foot while sitting down. And the best thing of all is i believe that the bike handles alot better, and seems to corner alot better as well.

All in all, i would highly recommend soupys for quality and cost.

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Ordered a set and recieved in about 4 days...pretty decent service.

These items are seriously built, all steel and nicely crafted.

Installation is as simple as removing the old links and slipping the new ones one.

They seem to come set for about a 1 1/4" drop, I only wanted a half inch. Easy to adjust, and slide the forks up 12mm to match.

I went the lowering route because I just installed a factory Zook gel seat and was now unable to touch the ground, barely on tippy toes of one foot (even after removing the rubber bumpers). I had no problem with the stock seat.

http://www.soupysperformance.com if anyone is interested.

I ordered direct from the web site, and recieved a confirmation email from him (Soupy?) promptly advising my order was processed and being shipped immediatly. The kind of Service I like....

Cheers!

85 American clams including shipping. Pretty decent deal.

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post #4 of 43 Old 05-15-2010, 07:36 PM
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Interesting...I haven't seen these before. I have been wishing there were some 1/2" lowering links around somewhere...I don't want any more than that. These might be on the short list.

Thanks for posting this guys.

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These links are good stuff. I have had them on my wifes bike since we bought them. I am thinking of getting a set for me so that even when I am loaded down I can adjust the ride height to my liking once I run out of pre-load on the rear suspension.

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agreed!
I've been working on fine tuning my bike a bit lately, adjusting bar position and ride height and the like. after I installed a Corbin Canyon Dual Sport seat, I had to look around for lowering links in the interest of dropping the bike a bit for lower center of gravity and easier footing, being only 5'8 myself - heheh, when I first got my bike, I was the dude with my legs out like outriggers approaching stops since the thing was so friggin' top heavy and wobbly!

anyway, looked at Koubas and a couple of other ones out there, but the Soupys offered the best all around in terms of build quality, price, and durability - AND they're adjustable?!? really, is there any other choice when it comes to links?!? I think you can even use them to raise the bike.

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Ordered a set and recieved in about 4 days...pretty decent service.

These items are seriously built, all steel and nicely crafted.

Installation is as simple as removing the old links and slipping the new ones one.

They seem to come set for about a 1 1/4" drop, I only wanted a half inch. Easy to adjust, and slide the forks up 12mm to match.

I went the lowering route because I just installed a factory Zook gel seat and was now unable to touch the ground, barely on tippy toes of one foot (even after removing the rubber bumpers). I had no problem with the stock seat.

http://www.soupysperformance.com if anyone is interested.

I ordered direct from the web site, and recieved a confirmation email from him (Soupy?) promptly advising my order was processed and being shipped immediatly. The kind of Service I like....

Cheers!

85 American clams including shipping. Pretty decent deal.

Cheers!
I'm having similar issues after installing a Russell All Day Long seat. How's the kickstand and/or centerstand after a 1/2" drop?

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I'm having similar issues after installing a Russell All Day Long seat. How's the kickstand and/or centerstand after a 1/2" drop?

Dave...
With a 1/2in drop, i would recommend just knotching the top of the kickstand a lil so it will let the stand lean a bit further out, otherwise the bike will stand almost strait up when u have it on its side stand.

After i lowered mine3/4in, i went ahead and shortend my stand an inch so it has plenty of lean.

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I just ordered a set.

I guess it is pretty critical that the lengths be identical.
What kind of tolerance is there for variation?

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they come set from soupys with instructions not to change them before installation, I put some white paint on one side of each turn buckle when i mounted them, that way when I turn the left side one full turn, i know i am doing one full turn on the right side, this keeps them in balance from the factory setting and your mind straight
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