Originally Posted by HighDezert
Do the RL-2 links give you a 2" lift?
What about using the raising links with an aftermarket rear shock, is it possible to gain 3-4" that way?
Mike may chime in here, but until he does...I'll tell ya the best way to get hooked up is to PM EagleMike and get his recommendation.
I'm running the RL-2, so I don't mind poking my .02 in. The links are the "dog bone" that connects the shock linkage to the swing arm. When set next to a standard part it doesn't look all the different, just a fraction of an inch longer, but the effect is that the rear shock can be set to 1 or 2 preload instead of 4 or 5, and the wallowing in the corners is cleaned up. I haven't measured any actual increase in bike height, it's not that much.
The RL-1 were the first design and actually raise the bike a bit more than the RL-2. The -2 was designed for a slightly lighter weight rider, I'm 6-3", 205 or so and they are working well for me. TOBJ has original set, now called the RL-1 and enjoys them, we're about the same size.
I highly recommend them so you can get your suspension adjustment back.
Someone was running an aftermarket shock with these, but you'll need to talk to Mike about that for sure.