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post #1 of 18 Old 04-12-2018, 06:25 PM Thread Starter
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Recommendations for Lowering Kit??

I need to lower his bike at least an inch, prefer 1.5". I see that there is a large, wide "dog bone" in between two semi-triangular plates. Which piece(s)needs to be replaced and who sells a good kit at a reasonable price?

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post #2 of 18 Old 04-12-2018, 07:13 PM
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Adventure Tech LLC. Rick is the man.
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Thanks. I bought links from him on my previous 650 and they worked fine. His lowest is 1" and I wouldn't mind a little more than that but can't find much else out there.

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Never go more than an inch, install lower seat and wear higher heel boots as well. Are you looking to flat foot or balls of your feet?
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Rick's dog bones, at Adventuretech, go up to 1-1/8". More than that, and you risk safety issues with your suspension (and fork, if you're raising the forks at the same time -- which I've always done to maintain the same bike geometry).
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I've never used them but I believe that links from Soupys Performance claim up to a 4" drop. As stated above though, there is a physical limit to dropping the rear as the links do not change the travel of the swing arm. At some point the wheel is going to get up-close and personal with the under side. And of course the geometry gets a little chopperesque.
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I've never used them but I believe that links from Soupys Performance claim up to a 4" drop. As stated above though, there is a physical limit to dropping the rear as the links do not change the travel of the swing arm. At some point the wheel is going to get up-close and personal with the under side. And of course the geometry gets a little chopperesque.
They can claim whatever they want but 4" drop can't be safe ...

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Agreed. I'm not recommending them. Just answering the OP's question. And giving the same warning as you. My hope is that Soupy would recommend having the shock altered to reduce travel if used for more than 1" or so drop.
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Never go more than an inch, install lower seat and wear higher heel boots as well. Are you looking to flat foot or balls of your feet?
Just my balls

And thanks guys. I ordered the 1" from Adventure tech. I also removed those thick rubber spacer things from under the seat. That was good for a half inch.

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