steven at bixbys.net
Thu Feb 7 10:58:19 PST 2008
There's a linkage with several pivots that connect the shock to the
swingarm; the lowering links change the angles of the linkage enough
to effect a change in the swingarm's at-rest angle, without changing
the compression of the shock itself.
It's almost like shortening or lengthening the shock, but it is
applied to that pivot linkage near the bottom of the shock.
I'd look around for some diagrams to illustrate this, but I'm at work
and they've cracked down a bit on 'non-work' activity.
The forks can be raised (or maybe lowered, too) in the triple clamps;
the actual shock extension is unchanged; the whole wheel/fork assembly
slides up or down in the triple-tree clamps.
On 2/7/08, Jonathon Jay <annihilator1100 at hotmail.com> wrote:
> How would they even work? Bolt to the rear shock?
> To lower the front, wouldn't I somehow lower or compress the forks?
> Jonathon Jay
> "If you don't do it this year, you'll be one year older when you do."
> > Date: Thu, 7 Feb 2008 10:26:50 -0800
> > From: steven at bixbys.net
> > To: annihilator1100 at hotmail.com
> > Subject: Re: Lowering Links
> > CC: gpzlist at micapeak.com
> > I don't know about this specific product for the GPZ, but I did add
> > some lowering links to my wife's Suzuki Bandit 1250S a few weeks ago
> > and they work great for that bike. The links are similar to what the
> > eBay item looks like - two holes on the bottom which add or subtract
> > some height from the stock links.
> > The Bandit gets about 1" lower in the back, and I raised the forks
> > about 15mm for a total effect of just under 1" of saddle height
> > reduction. She *loves* it now, no tip-toe takeoffs or fear of
> > dropping the bike at a light.
> > This particular bike seems to handle a wee bit better with the lower
> > CG - more planted and secure feeling. The drawbacks are reduced
> > cornering clearance, the bike doesn't have much lean on the sidestand
> > now, and the centerstand is impossible for her to use. I can get it
> > on the centerstand but it takes a good bit of push/heave.
> > I'm considering getting both stands modified to ease these issues -
> > for example, parking at a curb with the typical crowned roads, the
> > bike is nearly upright - not a comfortable angle in my book. I'm
> > sure I can have the sidestand shortened a bit and it would work much
> > better. The centerstand is another factor entirely, I dunno how this
> > would work out yet if it's shortened. We'll see.\
> > On 2/7/08, Jonathon Jay <annihilator1100 at hotmail.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > Anyone know anything about products like this?:
> > >
> > >
> Jonathon Jay"If you don't do it this year, you'll be one year older when you
> > >
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