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post #1 of 6 Old 06-13-2008, 05:11 PM Thread Starter
Junior Trooper
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After six months of careful consideration, I have finally settled on a wee strom as my next ride. The only concern I have is that I am 5' 07" and I would like to lower it a bit. What are the ways this can be done and are there any drawbacks to doing this?
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post #2 of 6 Old 06-13-2008, 05:15 PM
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Try sitting on one before deciding to lower it. I'm the same height as you but with a 31" inseam. It's a perfect fit.
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post #3 of 6 Old 06-17-2008, 04:19 PM
Junior Trooper
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I am also considering a Vstrom and am the same size. Please post once you get the new bike set up and let me know what you did. I currently ride a Honda Spirit 750, a very low bike.


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post #4 of 6 Old 06-19-2008, 01:55 PM
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I am 5'6'' and a 29" inseam. I lowered my Wee with links aka dogbones. I also adjusted the front forks per instructions I have found on this site. It worked well for me. I do not do any off road so am not so worried about the clearance issues. Lowering the bike was quite easy once you know what to do.
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post #5 of 6 Old 07-03-2008, 11:10 AM
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Vortex Lowering Links

Just purchased my '08 Matte Black DL650 on Friday and ordered the Vortex Lowering Links (three settings: stock, 2", 4"). May have to cut off the extra length for the 4" setting once I check it out.
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post #6 of 6 Old 07-03-2008, 12:21 PM
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Be aware any setting that lowers the rear more than 1-1/8" will allow the tire to hit the fender at full compression. Vortex links have drag racers who also modify the rear shock for shorter travel as the main target consumer.

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
Nicknames I use to lessen typing, Vee = 2002-2012 DL1000s. Vee2=2014-2016 DL1000s. Wee = 2004-2011 DL650s. Glee = 2012-2016 DL650s
See https://www.stromtrooper.com/general-...nicknames.html

Please vote in the poll on what Strom(s) you have at https://www.stromtrooper.com/informat...-you-have.html
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