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post #1 of 5 Old 11-08-2013, 07:05 PM Thread Starter
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Lowering question AGAIN

Sorry to bring up the done to death issue , i've searched for the answer to this one and cannot find it . Anyhow due to short leg syndrome , on uneven ground , putting my foot down, it did'nt reach the bike went past the point of no return and , i managed to lower it gently , but not without, holding and taking the 200 odd kilo weight all on my forearm .

Lucky my top half is built like a gorrila , so i did'nt hurt myself , but i thought i had tore the muscle in the forearm , and thought stuff it , i'm gonna get some lowering links .

Anyway , i went to order some kouba ,links , only to be sent to another site if i'm paying with credit card , i went there and they only seem to sell the 1.25 inch links .

So after reading about it a lot , i understand front and rear should be the same , , so if my front can only be lowered 3/4 of an inch (ABS) ,

WHATS THE SCENARIO IF I BUY THE 1 1/4 links and theres a difference . between the front and rear , will the 1/2 inch diff matter or will it not .

Or shall i just go buy soupys, and adjust them , or whatever else is around .
Lowering is not something i really want to do but , heh i can see myself dropping the bike on uneven ground so it may be no choice .
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post #2 of 5 Old 11-08-2013, 07:53 PM
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If lowering is something you are reluctant to do, go with 3/4" front and back. You can also lower the seat. Look at Raising and Lowering Links - AdventureTech, LLC. for more choices.

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post #3 of 5 Old 11-08-2013, 08:37 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for that Greywolf ,,, that site has some other stuff i'll order has well , , which are the best alluminium or steel likns , the difference in price is minimal so its the best i want ,

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post #4 of 5 Old 11-10-2013, 01:20 AM
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aluminium is lighter and does not rust. steel is stronger but rusts if not coated properly
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post #5 of 5 Old 11-10-2013, 08:21 AM
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I'm not sure why the Kuoba Link site wouldn't cooperate for you. It worked just fine for me.
I lowered the front and rear 3/4 of an inch. Makes the bike so much better - for me.

I'll make a wild guess on the next two questions -
no clearance issues at all with the Akrapovic exhaust.
no idea on lowering / aftermarket exhaust clearance if there is a centerstand involved.

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