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post #1 of 32 Old 02-24-2019, 10:16 PM Thread Starter
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Raising links?

I want to achieve about another inch more of ground clearance under the skid plate. Thinking about raising links. Anyone done this?
Although I lowered my seat as I only have a 30" inseam, so I'd have to figure out how to get the/a new seat back down an inch?

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I lifted the back of my Wee by 1", I was not after more ground clearance I just wanted the bike to steer quicker that is why I left the front down 10mm.

To me it made my Wee the perfect bike.

I would love to do my V2 but my legs are not long enough for the wider ride.

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36" inseam here and went with 3/4" raising links....wish I had gone to the 1.5". Keep in mind much over 3/4-1" will require modding the kickstand and center-stand length.
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Get Soupy rising links. Soupy has 2 versions lowering and rising. Lowering allow adjustment in 0 to -4" and rising in +/-2" range good luck.
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36" inseam here and went with 3/4" raising links....wish I had gone to the 1.5". Keep in mind much over 3/4-1" will require modding the kickstand and center-stand length.
And hydraulic jack to push off kickstand if you parked on the slop :hide
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We have raising and lowering links and lots of people on Stromtrooper have experience with our links.

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I lifted the back of my Wee by 1", I was not after more ground clearance I just wanted the bike to steer quicker that is why I left the front down 10mm.

To me it made my Wee the perfect bike.

I would love to do my V2 but my legs are not long enough for the wider ride.
But it did raise your skid plate ground clearance by 1" correct?

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We have raising and lowering links and lots of people on Stromtrooper have experience with our links.

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But it did raise your skid plate ground clearance by 1" correct?
If you raise just the rear (over the hub) 1", you'll lift the midpoint between the hubs a half inch, right? The front edge of the skid plate will be raised even less than that.
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I see no point in the "rear" raising links if the front cannot be raised the same, lowering both ends is the easy solution. That is going to change the rake of the bike, will raise part of the engine case higher in the rear section and lower in the front section.

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