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post #1 of 7 Old 06-26-2012, 03:47 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone here use their lowering links and kickstand combo?
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post #2 of 7 Old 06-26-2012, 04:08 PM
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I've got Soupy's links, and kickstand....great quality, the links are awsome...The only thing I don't like is the aluminum kickstand, but I guess it's fine, wish it had a better foot on it.

If I had it to do over again, I would prolly use the stock kickstand, and shorten it if it needed it.

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I've got Soupy's links, and kickstand....great quality, the links are awsome...The only thing I don't like is the aluminum kickstand, but I guess it's fine, wish it had a better foot on it.

If I had it to do over again, I would prolly use the stock kickstand, and shorten it if it needed it.
I questioned the kickstand foot when I saw it for sure, seems like an odd shape that would live to dig and sink. Thanks for the reply.
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What's the aluminum kickstand look like and how much?

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I also have both the adjustable links and side stand, and my opinions are much the same as those expressed above. The links have stood up to some real pounding in an off-pavement adventure I put them through, suffering no ill effects at all.

The adjustability of the side stand is really useful - it's nice to be able to fine tune the exact lean angle wanted. I think the foot is ok for pavement riding only (as with any sidestand, but especially with this one, watch out for soft asphalt in a hot, sunny day), but can be a problem in the dirt. I carry a crushed aluminum beverage can to put under it when it's soft. My intention is to have a larger foot welded on to it when I get the time.

In summary, I'm completely positive about the lowering links, especially since their price is competitive with the usual type lowering links, and positive about everything except the foot on the side stand, and it being somewhat expensive.

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I bought the links but never installed them, sensing potential interfeerence issues with my Happy Trails kickstand (the latter has been removed - I could never get it to work with the lwoered bike, even after chopping the legs down on the centerstand)
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