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post #1 of 10 Old 05-14-2009, 03:32 PM Thread Starter
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Lowered Wee, how to raise it to stock?

I'm considering a used Wee that's "been lowered for a rider with a 30" inseam". If I want to raise it back to stock, how hard is that to do? I don't know how they lowered it, but assuming it with dogbone links, do I just remove the bolts holding them in and be done with it?

Do I need a center stand or swingarm stand for it? Can I do it with the bike on the side stand (bike doesn't have a center stand installed).
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Well you will need the stock dogbones, and either a center stand, or some way of lifting the rear end. The wheel must be off the ground...oh and DO NOT use the swingarm, because once the dogbones are unbolted, the bike will collapse as the swingarm will be free. Jack under the center where the centerstand would connect, or use straps from the rear luggage rack to the rafters of the garage, or a tree limb. It is an easy job.

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Ok that makes sense. Anyone have a link to the stock dog bones? I've found lots of aftermarket parts for lowering, but so far I can't find the stock links.

Maybe the lowered bike will be comfortable, but if I want to raise it back up I hope it's a cheap mod.
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62641-06G00 is the part number. You're probably looking at $15-$20 each. Post a wanted ad in the appropriate forum here. Somebody probably has them for less.

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Perfect, thank you. Motosport.com has them for $16/each. If I get the bike (fingers crossed) and want it back to stock height I'll ping the marketplace forum here.

Will having it lowered affect the handling? Seems like the rear shock will have less room to travel.
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Travel would be virtually unchanged. It depends on how much the bike was lowered how likely it would be to bottom. If the forks tubes were raised the same amount as the back was lowered, to only real change would be the cornering clearance and a little lowering of the center of gravity, making it slightly quicker to lean.

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A couple of other things to check. Is the shock stock? If not it may be lower. If it is Wilburs it can be rebuild back to stock.

Also check to see if the seat has four little rubber pads on the bottom as they raise the seat a touch. Lastly make sure the forks are in the stock position as well.
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It's not all lowering links, but I've seen some that have 3 holes on one end. Usually these links have the stock height at one hole, and then 2 lower settings in the other.

Again, this is only one type of lowering link. You can easily look under neath to see if the links they used have more then one hole. If not, then yes you must get the stock ones.

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Thanks for all of the info. I don't know how the bike was lowered, the ad just says "lowered for a person with a 30" inseam". I assumed it was lowering links but I guess it could be a new shock and/or seat modifications.

If I get this bike I'll ride it for a while before making any decisions on the height. Maybe I'll like the lowered height.
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More than enough info already, but for my 2 cents, I'm sure the seller will show you how it was lowered and may even still have the stock links. I keep all of my replaced parts in case I want to go back to stock.

Unless something odd was done, it's very easy to fix and not at all a show-stopper.

Please don't post just to criticize the question. Either you have an answer or you don't.
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