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post #1 of 4 Old 06-08-2013, 10:34 AM Thread Starter
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Lowering Link / Dog Bone?

What's the (hole-to-hole) length of the stock lowering link on the 2011 KLR?
What length would a link be if the bike had been lowered?

The link on my bike is 5-3/8" hole-to-hole. The forks are raised 1-1/4"

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What's the (hole-to-hole) length of the stock lowering link on the 2011 KLR?
What length would a link be if the bike had been lowered?

The link on my bike is 5-3/8" hole-to-hole. The forks are raised 1-1/4"
mines a 2013 but the stock link is 5.35" ( pretty darn close to 5-3/8" ) so i'd say your links are still stock. a lowering link would be longer than stock. appears to me someone dropped your front end but didn't adjust the rear.

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edit: just to clarify, i'm measuring centre of hole to centre of hole

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Agree with a4twenty.

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mines a 2013 but the stock link is 5.35" ( pretty darn close to 5-3/8" ) so i'd say your links are still stock. a lowering link would be longer than stock. appears to me someone dropped your front end but didn't adjust the rear.

HTH

edit: just to clarify, i'm measuring centre of hole to centre of hole
Thanks. That's how I measured mine as well.

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