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I'm interested buying a 2013 DL650, but after sitting on it, I am afraid the seat height is a little too tall for me. I've read that there really nothing in terms of lower aftermarket seats but there are 3 different seats available from Suzuki. Is there a way to correctly identify which seat you have? Has anyone had any experience with lowering links and what is your overall impression? how far can the fork tubes be pushed up in the triple clamps? Any advice is appreciated.
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2010 here. Installed 2" lowering links. I am 6' and 30" inseam so that made it perfect. Only downfall is now much needed engine guard and much less "off road" now. Plans are to get some sort of adjustable link next because once I put my long trip gear on it becomes very close to the ground. I also put on the "barbacks" they move the bars back and up an inch. Perfect sitting posture now
 

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I've installed 7/8" lowering links from adventure tech and raised the front fork tubes approximately 1/2". I now almost flat foot and it fits perfectly.
 

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A suspension specialist told me that if you need to lower the front end for more than 2cm you better modify the forks otherwise you can't keep things in specs and the bike will act weird. Same with the back. I'm doing this in a couple of weeks, or so. I'm getting the YSS springs and shocks. The shock can be adjusted in lenght (not just the preload) so you can keep your sag settings.
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I'm interested buying a 2013 DL650, but after sitting on it, I am afraid the seat height is a little too tall for me. I've read that there really nothing in terms of lower aftermarket seats but there are 3 different seats available from Suzuki. Is there a way to correctly identify which seat you have? Has anyone had any experience with lowering links and what is your overall impression? how far can the fork tubes be pushed up in the triple clamps? Any advice is appreciated.
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Do you know if the spring on the bike you sat on was a stock spring? Is the seller quite a bit heavier than you? And s/he changed to a stiffer spring? What do you weigh? How tall are you? Do you intend to use the bike in conditions where ground clearance will be critical?

If the seller re-sprung the bike for riding two-up and the two are big, and you're 150 pounds, then the bike will sit quite tall. Perhaps all you need to do is get springs for your weight. Lower seats, PROPERLY lowered suspension are all good, but starting from a good baseline will make the process easier.
 
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