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Old 10-31-2012, 12:14 PM
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Different brands of center stand will vary as to how much they raise the bike. This is another reason I would recommend the Soupy's adjustable raising/lowering links. You can put your bike on the center stand, then adjust the links until the rear tire is just barely off the ground.

I modified my center stand so that I could raise my bike about 3/4", but still adequately use the stand.
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Thank you All, I ,ve found a nice pair on this place: Redirecting...
Aluminium 7075 - T6, there are different lenghts to raise / shorten the bike.
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:48 PM
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I bought a 2007 vee but buddy had it lowered. I was wondering what height the front forks are supposed to be at and where you do the measurement from. I am also thinking I might put the soupy adjustable rear links on. Thoughts? Thanks.
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:53 PM
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The stock front position has the tops of the tubes, not including the top nuts, level with the top of the triple clamp. The stock rear link is 140mm between hole centers. Every 1mm greater than 140mm lowers the seat height about 2.8mm. Most people have found lowering the front or raising the rear 10-15mm compared to stock improves high speed aerodynamics.
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The stock front position has the tops of the tubes, not including the top nuts, level with the top of the triple clamp. The stock rear link is 140mm between hole centers. Every 1mm greater than 140mm lowers the seat height about 2.8mm. Most people have found lowering the front or raising the rear 10-15mm compared to stock improves high speed aerodynamics.
A friend at work races bikes and had some interesting comments:
- if you lower the front, the bike turns in quicker because you have decreased the trail.
- if you raise the rear, you have effectively decreased the rake angle which also makes the bike turn in quicker but has a multiplied effect on the steering response, i.e. 12mm raise at rear is equal to about 36mm lower at front (or summat).

Have you found this to be correct or is it more a 1:1 as you indicated?

Since I haven't been able to get in touch with him recently and I'm looking at raising the rear of the Wee to get a little more gc. Does anyone know what a reasonable amout of raise is? I've noticed anything from 5/8" (134mm) to 1 1/8" (130mm) for the dogs. I'm not really concerned about seat hight because I can flat foot now but am wondering what effect have those who have the raisers noticed on their handling?
Is the 1 1/8" raise make the bike twitchy for long slab or is the handling just quicker?
What is the actual gain in gc for the various length dogs? Is it a straight equal to seat hight increase?
How bad is the effect on the chain slider?
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A friend at work races bikes and had some interesting comments:
- if you lower the front, the bike turns in quicker because you have decreased the trail.
- if you raise the rear, you have effectively decreased the rake angle which also makes the bike turn in quicker but has a multiplied effect on the steering response, i.e. 12mm raise at rear is equal to about 36mm lower at front (or summat).

Have you found this to be correct or is it more a 1:1 as you indicated?

Since I haven't been able to get in touch with him recently and I'm looking at raising the rear of the Wee to get a little more gc. Does anyone know what a reasonable amout of raise is? I've noticed anything from 5/8" (134mm) to 1 1/8" (130mm) for the dogs. I'm not really concerned about seat hight because I can flat foot now but am wondering what effect have those who have the raisers noticed on their handling?
Is the 1 1/8" raise make the bike twitchy for long slab or is the handling just quicker?
What is the actual gain in gc for the various length dogs? Is it a straight equal to seat hight increase?
How bad is the effect on the chain slider?
Thanks,
I can't answer some of your questions, but I did both and my bike handles about as well as my R1200GS with this setup. My fork tubes are raised 12mm in the triple and the rear was raised 5/8 with aluminum dogbones. It was a huge improvement. Side stand is scary now, could be a full inch longer but I can't do anything about it as it tucks up tight to the centerstand.

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I can't answer some of your questions, but I did both and my bike handles about as well as my R1200GS with this setup.

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That does sound impressive. Another friend at work is a BMW guy who rides a sport tourer (I don't recall which). He road Deals Gap with someone on a 1200GS and indicated that it was leading the way much of the time. He rode it and was raving about the handling.
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Hi, Im trying to find a way to raise the rear of the bike, looking for shorter dog bones, anybody knows where to buy a pair of shorter dog bones in order to lift the rear of the bike?
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Adventure Tech has various sizes of dog bones, Raising and Lowering Links - AdventureTech, LLC., and Rick is a forum member.
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