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post #1 of 18 Old 10-25-2012, 09:37 AM Thread Starter
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Dog Bones, Raising the rear

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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post #2 of 18 Old 10-25-2012, 09:52 AM
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I'm an advocate of the Soupy's adjustable links, because they allow you to adjust your ride height to whatever you want. It's nice being able to fine-tune the ride height.
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Makes the Vee handle a lot better with the rear raised, But also makes the center stand useless . Side stand leans a lot more..
But worth the trade in the way it handles
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Useless center stand?

How far do you have to raise the rear to render the center stand useless? 1"? 1.5"? Any raise will do this?

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How far do you have to raise the rear to render the center stand useless? 1"? 1.5"? Any raise will do this?
raised mine 1 inch and can,t rotate back wheel. I carry a small piece of 3/4 thick wood,tilt bike to one side(chain side) on center stand put block under and it works fine. Added a 1/2 inch piece under the kick stand and all is good.Have seen some guys attach a hockey puck to their kickstands as well.

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post #7 of 18 Old 10-31-2012, 11:35 AM Thread Starter
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I just want raise the rear as much as I can keeping the center stand, there is enouhg clearance to try I think
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post #8 of 18 Old 10-31-2012, 11:40 AM Thread Starter
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how long should be the dogbone in order to keep the center stand?
To raise the rear 1" the dogbone must be shorter, How much?
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Bought the 5/8" risers for mine. Center stand still has the rear wheel almost 1 1/2"s off the ground(Hepco-Becker). The side stand works fine with a 1/4" Alum. plate on the foot. Don't know the measurement of the dogbones.

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The stock links are 140mm between hole centers. Each mm difference results in about 2.8mm difference in ride height.

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