Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: SW Washington State
You realize that changing the links length to drop the bike also changes the leverage and geometery to the rear suspension but many may not so the following is for those.
Installing lowering links is in effect changing the spring rate to a softer one which will change both the preload (sag both laden and unladen), performance and handling. I have no experience on the stock strom shock with these links but could make an educated guess based on many other bikes that if you (or whoever) rode previously with little to no preload prior to the install it will now have to be maxed or about maxed out to get back to the same sag. If one rides at with more preload than the minimum (and how many of you folks weigh more than about 160-180?) then a stiffer spring rate would be appropriate for use with the lowering links.
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