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post #1 of 5 Old 06-16-2013, 09:57 PM Thread Starter
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Unlowering question.

My new-to-me KLR came with Moose lowering links supposedly lowering the seat height an inch. Included were the original links, and I don't require the lowering so I want to re-install the stockers.

Doesn't look like a big deal to do, but when looking it over, the Moose links appear to only be 1/4-3/8 inch shorter than the originals. Is it something in the suspension geometry that makes this little difference in length equate to an inch in seat height?

(really doesn't matter, but I'm curious)
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post #2 of 5 Old 06-16-2013, 10:11 PM
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Yup, there is. It's a lever type system, so a 1/4 inch at the link's can make a 1 inch drop in the supension. Don't forget to put the fork tubes flush with the top triple clamps if the previous owner dropped the front as well. Happy riding!
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Doesn't look like a big deal to do, but when looking it over, the Moose links appear to only be 1/4-3/8 inch shorter than the originals.
you say the links installed are shorter than the originals??

you may want to double check with moose but for my second gen KLR, the raising links are shorter than stock and lowering links are longer.
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Good call, lowering links should be longer than the stockers.
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post #5 of 5 Old 06-17-2013, 08:56 AM
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Also - are you measuring hole-center to hole-center, or measuring the links end-to-end?
The only measurement that matters is hole-center to hole-center.
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