StromTrooper banner

Stupid Question Re Stock vs Lowering Links

1368 Views 9 Replies 3 Participants Last post by  superslomo
I was told by the prior owner that the bike I bought had been lowered, but I'm beginning to believe that the opposite is in fact true. The bike is on a centerstand, but when fully up on the stand, both tires are still touching the ground, and I'm pretty sure that what I bought off of a fellow trooper here as stock links seem to be longer than the links currently on the bike.

So, the question here would be: how can I confirm that this is in fact raised, and more importantly, if the rear was raised, AND the front fork was lowered, does that have a negative effect on handling? As in: 1" up in the rear (if it in fact is raised, as I'm fearing), 3/4" lowered on the fork... does that create super squirrelly handling?

Thanks... I wouldn't actually mind it being lower than it is, I just figured that the links on there were actually lowering links. From what I'm seeing, if the links are shorter, you are raising the bike?
1 - 5 of 10 Posts
FWIW, it's also hard for me to just measure the seat height, as it's a non-stock corbin which isn't the Canyon with backrest... note also that this is an '04 Wee.

However, is there a downside to increasing that differential?

It looks like the front is lowered, and the rear is also raised. At some point does that begin to feel a little uncomfortable? I'm wondering whether that combination is necessarily so wise.

I've been happy enough with the handling of the bike, but it's not as confidence inspiring when pushing it as I'd been expecting.

It hasn't gotten sloppy, but I find spirited riding a little puckering as it sits presently.
Fair enough...

The Wee is the first bike I've owned, and the bike I got to ride the most before this was a naked modern-era Bonneville.

Whole different ballgame, and I've been happy with the wee, but whether it's the tires that are presently on mine, or the geometry of the suspension, but I always feel like it's closer to its limit than it actually is, and pushing it quicker through corners takes a bit of tensing up and having faith. I haven't gotten far enough over to scuff the feelers, though that might be more difficult than I was expecting (also more difficult if it's lifted, I suppose.)
Right, well I've double-checked, and it is in fact the stock link I have as a spare, and it is a longer link on the bike now... so it's clearly lowered, but I don't think it's by much.

Given that the tires are both touching the ground when on the centerstand, is it possible the centerstand was shortened...? Would that mean it won't work properly with the bike lifted up an inch again?
1 - 5 of 10 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.