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post #1 of 4 Old 08-28-2012, 07:43 AM Thread Starter
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Sweet! Lowering link

Read tons of info on lowering or not. This weekend I did the 3/4" lower front and rear. I love it!

I'm a 30" inseam and it put my feet flat on the ground.

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post #2 of 4 Old 08-28-2012, 11:28 AM
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Yes, I also have a 30" inseam, and lowering 3/4" front and back is definitely the sweet spot. Enjoy.

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post #3 of 4 Old 08-28-2012, 11:33 AM
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Much better

I was leery about lowering mine, but I have a 28" inseam, so no choice. Once lowered front and rear, it really made me much more stable and flatfooted. I am adjusting preload often to find a sweet spot as I did bottom on once on a hard bump. Good job!
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post #4 of 4 Old 08-28-2012, 06:33 PM
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Yep, I just used the Soupy's adjustable links to lower my 2012 DL650 3/4"--I have a 30" inseam as well and the 3/4 inch increment was all I needed. I do indeed feel more confident on the bike now.
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