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post #1 of 6 Old 08-15-2007, 06:51 PM Thread Starter
 
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Adjustable Links 1.0"-1.5"-2"

Greetings fellow enthusiasts, anybody tried these adjustable links? I found my 2004 too high for the off road stuff i have been doing. I'm 5'9" 175#. Seen these new adjustable links on ebay, looks okay to me....what do the people that know think?
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post #2 of 6 Old 08-15-2007, 07:25 PM
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Does not apply to me but a little advice. If you ask about something from a website or ebay then you should provide a link to that item.

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post #3 of 6 Old 08-15-2007, 10:46 PM
 
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I have the 2 inch lowering links on my bike --I am 5'6". I could have probably gotten away with the 1 1/2 " ones--- but when you are off road the more foot on the ground the better..
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post #4 of 6 Old 08-16-2007, 12:12 AM Thread Starter
 
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Adjustable Links

You are right John, that would be a help to include the link.
thanks for the idea.
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post #5 of 6 Old 10-28-2007, 05:53 PM
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if ya use the links, relocate your plate or yur gonna leave it on the trail if your ride even a little aggressive. Knobs will rip it off everytime.

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post #6 of 6 Old 03-19-2008, 08:35 AM
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lowering the back only will slow the steering angle, makes a bit of a chopper out the bike. We always shorten the front and rear appropriately (not necessarily equally) to preserve or even enhance the steering geometry and lower the seat height. Any lowering of the bike will hurt the ground clearance too. Because lowering links allow the tire to rub under the fender and tag, shortening the shock internally (and upgrading the valving and springs appropriatley while in there) will lower the bike while maintaing the oem bottoming as designed. (no rubbing)
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