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03-03-2019 11:36 AM
Hogges
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Originally Posted by Rum Runner View Post
Going to work on getting lowering links installed. If the picture doesn’t come through I lifted rear of bike only using my stand that lifts it by the swing arm just under the rear axle. I’m just trying to get it straight up to work on it being I have no center stand. I’m pretty sure I still need to do the lifting Up under the rear seat by strapping it to a beam in my garage. But the question is by lifting the rear off the ground using the swing arm will it interfere with getting the links on and off?


To install the lowering links you need to lift the rear tire to the point where it almost leaves the ground but still carries a bit of its own weight. I left my bike on the side stand and then used a small automotive scissor jack under the right side brake lever pivot. I had my son help with a wrench to keep the nut on the left side from spinning while I unscrewed the bolt from the right side of the bike. If you get the weight on the rear tire just right then the bolt comes out easy and the links can be swapped in a matter of minutes after also unscrewing the upper bolt, which now merely holds the links.
03-02-2019 05:17 PM
BKP No reason to use your swingarm stand... it doesn't aid in the links install (I've done it, and posted pics here). I put a scissor jack under the bracket where you'd normally put your center stand...
03-02-2019 04:04 PM
Rum Runner Going to work on getting lowering links installed. If the picture doesnít come through I lifted rear of bike only using my stand that lifts it by the swing arm just under the rear axle. Iím just trying to get it straight up to work on it being I have no center stand. Iím pretty sure I still need to do the lifting Up under the rear seat by strapping it to a beam in my garage. But the question is by lifting the rear off the ground using the swing arm will it interfere with getting the links on and off?


08-19-2018 10:40 PM
Mucksavage OK, thanks. So the new to me '12 Glee I just bought has "147" stamped on them. That's a lowering link, correct?
08-17-2018 08:55 PM
richlandrick The stock links have "06G" on them. Our links have numbers indicated center to center distance in mm.
08-17-2018 09:50 AM
Mucksavage Are there markings on the links? Ne to me '12 Glee & trying to figure out what's stock & what's not
08-14-2018 06:11 PM
JWnWyoming I just gor notification the links were shipped. Be here Friday. WOO HOO!
08-13-2018 07:28 PM
JWnWyoming Well, I pulled the trigger on lowering links today. Thought I could get by with the stock height but found I could not get traction in sand, gravel etc. So I ordered some from Rick. As soon as they get here and installed, I get to figure out what to do with the kickstand! I sure appreciate the knowledge and insight on these boards.
05-02-2018 03:50 PM
AnthonyC Definitely interested. I sent you a private message about.
05-01-2018 07:49 PM
BKP
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I have a 2013 Wee that I just ended up dropping today because I am short and had issues maneuvering with my feet. If I use lowering links will i have to replace the kick stand?
I had a 2013 Wee that I lowered as well. At that time, I bought a Soupy's adjustable kickstand. Worked very well for me. Without it, the bike didn't have enough lean on the OEM stand.
I now have a 2017 Wee. I've just recently lowered it 3/4" using Rick's (Adventuretech) 147mm links (also dropped the triple tree 3/4" to keep the same bike geometry, as I did on the 2013). I love the difference it makes -- better handling, easier to duck-walk it around -- everything you lower a bike for. Btw, I'm 5'9" 29-30" inseam.

Strange thing is, with the 2017, I don't seem to need the Soupy's kickstand. It still has adequate lean on the stock. And, of course, I went out and pre-bought the Soupy's kickstand in anticipation.

So, my advice is lower your 2013... Decide if you think you need to swap out kickstands. If you do, and you want a Soupy's, you can have mine for 50% off -- it's brand new, never installed it...

Let me know.
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