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post #1 of 19 Old 06-02-2019, 09:03 PM Thread Starter
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VStrom 1000 lowering links

I just bought a 2008 VStrom 1000 and it has lowering link installed. I want to set it back to stock height, or a little taller, like my other VStrom. I can't find a video or any discussion on this for a 1000. Has anybody done this or if there a video or there about this?

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I believe the stock dog bones are 140mm so you could pick up a set of OEM links and install. The installation is pretty straight forward: https://www.adventuretech.biz/dl650-...tructions.html


Or if you want to raise it a bit, see Rick at AdventureTech: https://www.adventuretech.biz/gen-1-...-1-dl1000.html
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Thanks. Do you think this can be done laying the bike on it's side?

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I suppose you could. Bolt side up. Gas tank near empty.

I would find a way to lift or steady from above, garage roof truss or tree limb and some straps.

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I just bought a 2008 VStrom 1000 and it has lowering link installed. I want to set it back to stock height, or a little taller, like my other VStrom. I can't find a video or any discussion on this for a 1000. Has anybody done this or if there a video or there about this?

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I might be interested in the lowering links when you change them---
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I'm sure if you think about it long enough you can come up with a better way of doing it than laying it over on its side. Like supporting the bike under the engine maybe?

The stock links are inexpensive and available form any Suzuki parts warehouse (e.g., cycle parts nation). Our instructions should be a big help no matter what links are being installed. Taking the weight off the bolts does wonders.

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I'm sure if you think about it long enough you can come up with a better way of doing it than laying it over on its side. Like supporting the bike under the engine maybe?



The stock links are inexpensive and available form any Suzuki parts warehouse (e.g., cycle parts nation). Our instructions should be a big help no matter what links are being installed. Taking the weight off the bolts does wonders.



https://www.adventuretech.biz/dl650-...tructions.html
I only thought that because I changed a flat in eastern Europe like that. I travel and don't have a home so sometimes easy is easier.

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Geeze,

If you are near clover SC give me a call or PM. We can do it in my shop and you can tell me stories.

If you let people know where you are you might find similar offers.
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If you are near clover SC give me a call or PM. We can do it in my shop and you can tell me stories.



If you let people know where you are you might find similar offers.
Thanks for the offer. That is very kind of you. The closest I will be is the start of the IBR in Greenville. I'm camped up in NC now.

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I laid the bike on it's right side, 20 minutes later the links were changed. So easy.

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