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post #31 of 67 Old 01-20-2015, 09:07 AM
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The 1-1/8" Kouba link affords maximum safe rear lowering.
Yes but i'd rather support Rick... That's why I posted under AdventureTech

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Lowering the seat without lowering the bike may be a better way to go.
Unfortunately he went the opposite way. The stock height was fine for him, then he went and bought a $500 seat that sits about an inch higher and now he's on his tippy toes.

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I can add 1.125" lowering links to our selection and will do so in the next few days.
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I've seen that before and also looked into the adjustable ones. Which is why I posted on here hoping you'd say you would make the 1.125" ones LOL Thanks Rick!

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post #32 of 67 Old 01-23-2015, 07:18 AM
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Hey Rick, if I order the 7/8 lowering on the website can you make sure I get the new ones you are making up?

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I updated the site to include the 7075-T6 1.125" lowering links.

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Order placed! Thank you Rick for being so accommodating! This should make up for his higher aftermarket seat.

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Is your bike too low, too high, or are you planning on carrying significant loads and need to raise the bike? If so, this may be your solution.

These links replace the stock linkage arms. The stock linkage arms measure 140 mm center to center. By increasing the length of the arm the back end and seat is lowered. By decreasing the length the back end and seat is raised.

We offer raising and lowering links in both 6061-T6 and 7075-T6 aluminum. Our 6061-T6 aluminum links are 3/8" thick and come with new 10 mm longer grade 8 bolts and washers. Our 7075-T6 and stainless steel links use the stock mounting hardware. Both are stronger than stock and come in a wide range of lengths to lower or raise you bike right where you want it.

They are equally strong and both stronger than the stock links. Some people just have preference so we offer both.


Raising Links for the Wee, Glee, and Vee1

134 mm linkage set - raises rear of bike by 5/8 inches

133 mm linkage set - raises rear of bike by 3/4 inches

132 mm linkage set - raises rear of bike by 7/8 inches

131 mm linkage set - raises rear of bike by 1 inch

130 mm linkage set - raises rear of bike by 1 and 1/8 inch

Lowering Links

145 mm linkage set - lowers rear of bike by 1/2 inch

146 mm linkage set - lowers rear of bike by 5/8 inch

147 mm linkage set - lowers rear of bike by 3/4 inch

148 mm linkage set - lowers rear of bike by 7/8 inch

150 mm linkage set - lowers rear of bike by 1 and 1/8 inch


We will endeavor to keep most these in stock ready to go.

The links can be ordered on our webiste Raising and Lowering Links - AdventureTech, LLC.

We have rasing and lowering linkage plates for the Vee2 as well. http://www.adventuretech.biz/gen-2-dl1000.html

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I was wondering if anyone would like to get rid of their stock likages.

I bought a used V Strom this summer and was mildly surprised at how easy it was for me and my 30inch inseam to get feet on the ground.
And other than the rear wheel hitting the top of the fender on a few G-outs in the road I never thought much more about it.

Then this week I ordered and installed a centerstand ... And even my son and I together couldn't get it up on the stand.
That's when I realized my bike might have been lowered and came here searching for info.
After reading a bunch on this thread I went out and measured my link ...155 mm.
Read some more and remeasured again and again and yup, it's 155 centre to centre, so probably about a a inch and a half lowered.
I would like to go back to stock and give that a try .

So, long story short ... Would anyone like to get rid of their stock linkages.
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Or Rick, do you make stock length linkages I could purchase?
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post #38 of 67 Old 09-28-2015, 08:56 PM Thread Starter
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I suggest our 145 lowering links. They will lower the bike a 1/2" at the rear wheel.

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Is your bike too low, too high, or are you planning on carrying significant loads and need to raise the bike? If so, this may be your solution.

These links replace the stock linkage arms. The stock linkage arms measure 140 mm center to center. By increasing the length of the arm the back end and seat is lowered. By decreasing the length the back end and seat is raised.

We offer raising and lowering links in both 6061-T6 and 7075-T6 aluminum. Our 6061-T6 aluminum links are 3/8" thick and come with new 10 mm longer grade 8 bolts and washers. Our 7075-T6 and stainless steel links use the stock mounting hardware. Both are stronger than stock and come in a wide range of lengths to lower or raise you bike right where you want it.

They are equally strong and both stronger than the stock links. Some people just have preference so we offer both.


Raising Links for the Wee, Glee, and Vee1

134 mm linkage set - raises rear of bike by 5/8 inches

133 mm linkage set - raises rear of bike by 3/4 inches

132 mm linkage set - raises rear of bike by 7/8 inches

131 mm linkage set - raises rear of bike by 1 inch

130 mm linkage set - raises rear of bike by 1 and 1/8 inch

Lowering Links

145 mm linkage set - lowers rear of bike by 1/2 inch

146 mm linkage set - lowers rear of bike by 5/8 inch

147 mm linkage set - lowers rear of bike by 3/4 inch

148 mm linkage set - lowers rear of bike by 7/8 inch

150 mm linkage set - lowers rear of bike by 1 and 1/8 inch


We will endeavor to keep most these in stock ready to go.

The links can be ordered on our webiste Raising and Lowering Links - AdventureTech, LLC.

We have rasing and lowering linkage plates for the Vee2 as well. Gen 2 DL1000 - AdventureTech, LLC.
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And that's just what I did.
Thanks Rick, looking forward to getting them installed.
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Hey Rick,
You might like this; I took my stock Yamaha RSTD links along with a pair of 3/4" lowering links (don't know the manufacturer) and gave them to a friend of mine where I worked and had him check the hardness on them. These are the results. The darker ones are from my RSTD.
Both are soft! but equally soft

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