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post #1 of 6 Old 10-28-2012, 02:18 AM Thread Starter
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Shift Lever && Lowering Seat Height

Can anyone throw in some suggestions on these issues I have:

1) The shift lever is a bit far out and I don't see a way to adjust the lever to be a bit closer to my fingers. Anyone did any mods or know of anything I could look at to maybe make this change?

2) The bike is a bit tall for me and I was wondering what I could get to lower the bike about 1/2" to 1".
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post #2 of 6 Old 10-28-2012, 07:16 AM
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shift and seat

Do you mean the clutch lever? It is adjustable for that at the handlebar.
I haven't done it, but should be covered in your owners manual. Thats on
the wee, not sure if the vee is the same. I bought a Vee seat to raise me
up on my wee, I'll sell my wee seat if you are interested. Send me a pm
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The clutch lever on the 1000 is adjustable but it is not on the 650s. There are aftermarket adjustable levers available that work fine on 650s without hand guards. 650s with hand guards require a little extra work. Good deal on levers from china

The front fork tubes can be raised in the triple clamps to lower the front and 3/4" lowering links to replace the stock links on the rear are commonly available. Lowering Links for the DL650 and DL1000! is just one possibility.

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
Nicknames I use to lessen typing, Vee = 2002-2012 DL1000s. Vee2=2014-2016 DL1000s. Wee = 2004-2011 DL650s. Glee = 2012-2016 DL650s
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@ forestrom

I forgot to put that it is a "Wee", I gotta remember to put what kind of bike I have. I have stock seat and want to get an after market or have someone mod it so my arse don't hurt after 1.5 hours of riding. Not really looking into lowering my seat just yet, would like to lower the bike just a little bit first and hopefully get a seat that is lower or same "height."
Lol yes I ment the clutch lever, had a busy day at work.

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You just a bucket full of knowledge aren't you. Thank for the links, I checked that clutch link but their link from their forum was "dead" but I understood that they ordered their from ebay.
So thats a lowering link, some people here on the forum had it for sale, hope someone puts one up again for a nice price. So what complications/information do I need when I do lower the rear.
1) From what you said and to make it even, I would have to lower the front, with the fork tubes. Would it be the same messurements as the back 3/4" lower so that it will be even?
2) The sidestand. I'm assume I would have to trim that due to lowering the bike or is there another method?
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I got the levers for my old Wee from Sport bike Racing Parts-Performance Sportbike Custom Levers,Rear sets,Billet Mirror,Sport bike Accessories

Wee's and Vees handle best with the front 10-15mm lower than the back and with the addition of a fork brace. That causes a couple of problems. One is a fork brace limits the amount an ABS Wee can be lowered to about 7-10mm. Without ABS, about 20mm is the maximum. If leg length doesn't permit that relationship, there's not much that can be done about it. Lowering the front in itself helps stiffen the fork assembly.

I added Rancho RS1952 fork boots to my ABS Wee with the bottom three pleats cut off and dropped the front 19mm or 3/4" early on. The boots provided a soft stop to prevent the fork brace from hitting the brake junction. The bike handled pretty well lowered 3/4" at each end. I needed to be a little careful with the side stand but never shortened it.

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
Nicknames I use to lessen typing, Vee = 2002-2012 DL1000s. Vee2=2014-2016 DL1000s. Wee = 2004-2011 DL650s. Glee = 2012-2016 DL650s
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Anyone know where I can find a 1" lowering link? I looked at all my online shops and even on Google but no luck so far.

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