Lowering link installation rear stand warning
I hestitate to post this due to my pride, but I want to save some other rookie from making the mistake I made while installing lowering links on my DL650. I do not have a center stand, so I used my Pit Bull rear spool stand instead. BIG MISTAKE!!
The bolts holding the links in place were under pressure, so I used a small floor jack to relieve it under the links. When the second pin slid out, down came the bike and fast. Not even a chance to attempt to balance the bike.
Anyway, now I need the usual OEM parts associated with a right hand drop. Brake lever, turn signal, and hand guard. The passenger rt foot peg saved my exhaust. The mfg will soon add a comment similar to this in the instructions.
DO NOT USE A PIT BULL REAR STAND OR ANY STYLE REAR STAND TO INSTALL THE LOWERING LINKS.
Ok, I'm braced for your comments. Be nice.
2007 Triumph Bonneville
2007 DL650 (Prev bike)