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i am changing rear suspension links to lower bike by 1". i will drop front forks by same distance. am i doing the right thing or is there a better way to achieve the same result?
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Take away the rubber bumpers under the seat and perhaps cut down the seat foam. Mr. Ed's Moto in Albany is your seat expert.
 

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lowering the seat as suggested is cheapest and easiest
lowering links is next cheapest but needs dismantling the rear end but can be a DIY job.
lowering by internal shock modification is better than lowering links ( no alteration of linkage ratios) and needs an expert to do it.
 

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seat lowering side effect

I have a 2012 Glee, I cut the rubber blocks down on the seat base to a quarter ( 1 fourth for our American friends) of their original thickness. Had the seat off the other day and noticed that the seat base is rubbing on the front left side of the battery case, will keep an eye on this and maybe trim the seat base at the contact point just in case it causes trouble later. Don't know if anybody else has had same thing on their bike
 

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Installing lowering links is easy. You need 17,& 14 mm wrenches and I use a floor jack.

Put the bike on the center stand. Put the floor jack under the back end of one swing arm. Take off the nuts from the link bolts. Raise or lower the jack a bit so the link bolts are loose. Take out the bolts, the links fall away. Put one bolt through the new links, adjust the jack so the other bolt goes through. Tighten the nuts. Ride. Enjoy.
 

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Installing lowering links is easy. You need 17,& 14 mm wrenches and I use a floor jack.

Put the bike on the center stand. Put the floor jack under the back end of one swing arm. Take off the nuts from the link bolts. Raise or lower the jack a bit so the link bolts are loose. Take out the bolts, the links fall away. Put one bolt through the new links, adjust the jack so the other bolt goes through. Tighten the nuts. Ride. Enjoy.
Doesn't cutting the seat blocks off cause the seat to rock side to side, or do you pad the tops of the "fingers" that engage on the bike to take up the slack?
 

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Sorry PTRider, I didn't mean to quote you....:headbang:
 

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your ass is much closer to rear wheel than the front, I suggest leave the front alone - just don't go 100 mph with a lot of luggage on the rear, as there is reported front end lift from our old style fairing-cowl system.

My bike arrived without the seat bumpers - not comfy - vibes were getting thru - so I bough a new set of bumpers - no regrets,

30" pant inseam here.
 

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Lowering the front helps with the high speed aerodynamics issue, but doesn't do much for the seat height.
 
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