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post #1 of 4 Old 08-02-2009, 06:50 AM Thread Starter
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Raising Links, what am I getting myself into.

I have purchased a set of raising links.
I have not installed them yet.
I have been searching on this forum for any information that I can find.
I know there must be some here that have done this.
Questions in my mind.
Will there be any modifications to the chain needed.?
Will the center stand still work correctly.
I would imagine that a plate would have to be welded to the bottom of the side stand unless one was happy with the new angle .
Any info would be welcome.
Richard

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post #2 of 4 Old 08-03-2009, 05:56 AM
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I'm in your situation and found this (for lowering), which I will giv a try in a few weeks:
http://www.freeweb.hu/dl650/fotoalbu...ion/index.html

Heres a FAQ for tthe ones I got, 25 mm.
http://www.cjaccessories.co.uk/pages.php?pageid=1

also this one, also for lowering but the idea should be the same:
http://www.koubalink.com/DL650-1000%20V-strom.html

/Anders, SWE

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post #3 of 4 Old 08-03-2009, 07:57 AM
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The chain will still work fine but the setting for chain slack will need to be increased. The spec is 0.8"-1.2" on the side stand. Raising links will take the swingarm farther down and increase the slack. Since you are going to have the links off at one point in the change, jack up the rear at that time so that the front sprocket shaft, swingarm shaft and rear axle line up. That is the point where the chain slack will be at a minimum. Adjust the chain such that it runs freely but any tighter and it would have no slack at all. When the links are installed, measure the slack on the center stand and the side stand and record them in your manual(s). Those measurements will be the minimums allowed so you'll know how much slack you'll need when adjusting the chain in the future. A little more than the minimum at the tightest point is the target.

The center stand feet may have to be padded to get the rear off the ground.

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Thanks guys, this is exactly the info that I wanted to read prior to starting.

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