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post #11 of 17 Old 04-25-2019, 06:03 PM
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BurkevilleJosh is right. I have that Soupy's link on my 2014 VStrom 1000. I only lowered mine 3/4" front and back, but still have to use a cheat block to get it up on the OEM center stand (weak)! Found a used side stand which I am modifying to match the drop in height.
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post #12 of 17 Old 04-25-2019, 06:36 PM
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Funny, no one checks teh dates of the posts and carries on the conversation like it is current. Me included.
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post #13 of 17 Old 04-26-2019, 01:17 PM
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My bad! I just looked at the date on the post I replied to and didn't check the thread. Thanks, I will try to keep my head up in the corners from now on.
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post #14 of 17 Old 04-27-2019, 09:04 PM
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Im actually glad I came across this revived thread. Any reason not to get an adjustable link for lowering the bike? Until I saw this I thought the only way was to to switch out plates, and hope you like that height.

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Im actually glad I came across this revived thread. Any reason not to get an adjustable link for lowering the bike? Until I saw this I thought the only way was to to switch out plates, and hope you like that height.
The height gets very finicky once you get past 1” of drop. I don’t remember the exact numbers but we are in the ballpark of one or two millimeters longer being equal to 1/8” or more in drop.

I haven’t used the adjustable links but I would be a little concerned about getting it set exactly equal on both sides and also about accidentally overdoing it and the tire hitting the rear fender while driving.

If you are careful in regards to the adjustment then by all means it could be useful. I simply went with 1” links along with the lower seat and the dropped fork tubes and this works fine for me.
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I haven’t used the adjustable links but I would be a little concerned about getting it set exactly equal on both sides and also about accidentally overdoing it and the tire hitting the rear fender while driving.
In the past when I would lower my woods bikes, I would tape small block of styrofoam under the fenders.

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post #17 of 17 Old 06-03-2019, 11:48 AM
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Sorry for the slow response, I have not been on in a while. I have a Soupy's link like the one shown. You are right in that it helps you decide how much you want to lower the bike. I dropped mine 1" and lowered the front forks about the same. changing out mounting plates like those offered by AdventureTech are stronger way to go, but you have whatever height you purchase. Remember that if you lower the bike more than about 3/4", you may have problems with your stock sidestand keeping the bike too upright.
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