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Old 10-09-2007, 10:13 AM   #16
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Awesome write up Vic!!!!!!!!
Congrats on the lowering and getting it more suited for yourself!
Your poor R1 is just gonna sit there and get lonely now.

I agree, the confidence given being able to touch the ground is totally worth the small cost and amount of time it takes to lower it.

Stan, suck it!
Lowering the DRZ doesn't lessen the performance for normal people, It still has the stock suspension and abilities! It can still jump, off road and whatever same as stock height.
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Old 10-09-2007, 11:31 AM   #17
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Vic, thanks for the detailed description!

It's exactly what I did - along with seat slicing (like a bagel - not 'shaving' so the top half can be (re)placed back and seat cover restapled for a stock look/height if needed) and trimming of the kickstand. (Holler if you want my bro to do yours too, he did mine & masameet's.)

Bar risers let me lower the front a tad more, as stock bars don't leave much clearance for that. (They were also ~$79, like the KoubaLinks.)

Oh and I set the sag/suspension at Evolution Suspension, too.


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Old 10-09-2007, 11:42 AM   #18
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Awesome write up. But I don't need it

This thread should be stickied...
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Old 10-09-2007, 01:01 PM   #19
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Word. We need to start our own FAQ filled with How-To's.

Someone bring a camera to the tune day and we can get a few of them done at once. Whenever we get enough of them posted throughout this section, I'll put together a how-to FAQ thread.
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Old 10-09-2007, 07:30 PM   #20
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Awesome write up Vic!!!!!!!!
Congrats on the lowering and getting it more suited for yourself!
Your poor R1 is just gonna sit there and get lonely now.

+1

Oh...and that green bike in the background of pic #1 is purdy
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Old 10-10-2007, 09:14 PM   #21
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Oh...and that green bike in the background of pic #1 is purdy
Made me re-read my own thread to catch that one!
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Old 10-10-2007, 09:16 PM   #22
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Word. We need to start our own FAQ filled with How-To's.

Someone bring a camera to the tune day and we can get a few of them done at once. Whenever we get enough of them posted throughout this section, I'll put together a how-to FAQ thread.
We can create a sub-forum called "Motardpedia"

I claim all the really simple stuff. Let the real mechanics post up stuff on how to swap an engine or change the oil without breaking engine case... (I hope I never do that!)
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Old 10-15-2007, 09:37 AM   #23
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Vic, thanks for the detailed description!

It's exactly what I did - along with seat slicing (like a bagel - not 'shaving' so the top half can be (re)placed back and seat cover restapled for a stock look/height if needed) and trimming of the kickstand. (Holler if you want my bro to do yours too, he did mine & masameet's.)

Bar risers let me lower the front a tad more, as stock bars don't leave much clearance for that. (They were also ~$79, like the KoubaLinks.)

Oh and I set the sag/suspension at Evolution Suspension, too.


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I saw your bike up on the top of 9, 2 weeks ago It looked totally normal aside from the links. Didn't looked like anything had been done at all.
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Old 07-30-2018, 12:32 PM   #24
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Here are the stock links removed. Notice the gold insert where the holes are. They're gonna have to be removed & reused.
Could someone please tell me where to get a set of bushings, someone replace the links and never put the bushings back in so it sloppy I knew it was missing something. I searched all over the Internet and I found nothing which is crazy. If someone could help I would really appreciate it thanks
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Probably need to buy whole levers for rear cushion arm and remove spacers from them to put in your lowering links. $100 each though. Ouch.

https://www.motosport.com/dirtbike/o...-cushion-lever
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Old 07-31-2018, 07:16 PM   #26
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You could have a machine shop make them. Pretty easy project for someone with a lathe.
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