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post #41 of 67 Old 02-19-2016, 01:38 PM
 
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need to find center stand that works with a lowered bike

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Just ordered a set of your lowering links.. If they work as well as your Fork Brace
and mirror extenders I know I'll be Happy!
is your bike lowered and if so what center stand worked for you. All the ones I have come across say they wont work on a lowered bike. Thanks
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post #42 of 67 Old 12-15-2016, 01:16 AM
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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
Does that RC stand for Rockwell C hardness?
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Strength under compression and pull (tensile strength) is most important here. Ours are stronger than stock.
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post #45 of 67 Old 05-15-2017, 12:41 AM
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Just ordered the 1 1/8 lifting links for my '12 ! (edited) I'm 6'3" with a 34 inch inseam and ride in boots that make me at least 6'4. Fingers crossed

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I wish I had you tall people's problem!! Lol.

I'm 5'8", 29" inseam, going for the 148mm, 7/8" lowering links.
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I wish I had you tall people's problem!! Lol.

I'm 5'8", 29" inseam, going for the 148mm, 7/8" lowering links.
Let me know if you're interested in a lowered kickstand as well.

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Hi Rick,
Posted this on the Modification forum, then found this thread, so, re-posting for you, here.

" Hi Folks,
I recently went from a '12 650 to a '14 1000. Seems the added half inch or so in seat height and the added 40 lbs or so in weight ( + about 40 for crashbars, skid plate and Trax luggage ) has made more of a difference in my comfort level with the height than I thought. I'm a 30" inseam. I learned to live with the 35" seat height of a KLR and the 33" height of the Strom 650, but this is giving me more of a hard time. So I bought Adventure Tech 1" lowering plates and the dealer is putting those on in a few days.
My question: I assume I must lower the front end also. Is this possible? And how much should the front end be lowered if lowering the rear end 1"? As always, to my compatriots on two wheels, thank you.
Ride safe all.
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PS: also going to a 16T front sproket in hopes of improving very low speed maneuvering. "

Any input greatly appreciated. Had your fork brace on my '12 650 - great workmanship!
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You can lower the front by raising the fork tubes in the triple clamps. Look a the fork tubes carefully and you will see that part of the tube has a constant diameter before it slims down a bit. Just stay int he part that has a constant diameter.
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I had an 06 650 a number of years back, put 1 inch lowering links in and was almost flat footed (30" inseam). I was without my 650 for a long time (sold it), but now I have an 09 1000. I put 1' bones in and, using the same seat that I had on the 650, I am still on the balls of my feet (preload zeroed out). Is the 1000 frame taller than the 650?

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