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post #1 of 56 Old 10-31-2016, 09:59 PM Thread Starter
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Lower the rear of the K1600

After selling out of lowering links for lowering the rear of the k1600,seat height , I had a chance to make several sets . There are 1/2 inch drop and 1 inch drop sets . I have the programs to cut 1 .5 inch links if needed . The links are easy to install and at $ 40 per set plus shipping $7 much less than new shorter shocks . I could not flat foot on my GT so I lowered it 1/2 inch now I can flat foot with my knees bent a little .It sit as if some one is sitting on the rear . No change in handling that I can note .The rear roundel holders are usually ready to ship any time . Both parts in one box will save on shipping .
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post #2 of 56 Old 03-24-2018, 07:41 PM
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Lowering links

GARS, do you have any of the 1/2 inch lowering links available now?

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I have one set of 1/2 lower for a 2018 GT,GTL,or a B on the shelf .I hope to fill the back orders this week if I can get time on the EDM machine . The roundel holders are in stock ,one oil filter wrench is here and two side stand feet with toes .
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post #4 of 56 Old 03-25-2018, 05:33 PM
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I have a 2016 GT.

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post #5 of 56 Old 04-06-2018, 01:37 PM
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Any tips on installing these?

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Whatís involved in installation? Can you give a brief description? Thanks...

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post #7 of 56 Old 04-06-2018, 02:17 PM
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I did mine this last weekend. All I did was remove left side muffler, bike on centerstand, and loosen all bolts. You need a T45 and a T55 torx sockets.support rear wheel with a length of 1x4 under it and remove bolts and plates. Using GARS diagram for installation orientation, replace plates. I left the swing link for the last as the other two can be installed without moving the tire. To install the link bolt, you will need to move the wheel upward a little to get the bolt through. This is where the 1x4 can be used a a lever. I personally just moved the wheel by hand, but depending on your strength, you may need the board for leverage. while moving the wheel upward line up the link to allow the bolt to slip through. Tighten to proper torque specs and reinstall muffler. It took me all of 30 minutes start to finish. YMMV
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Do you have a set for a 2014 GT Sport? And do you do PAYPal?
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One more question....how this effect the use of the center stand? Is it difficult to get the bike on the stand?

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post #10 of 56 Old 04-06-2018, 05:24 PM
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I lowered mine 1", it's a little tougher to put on the center stand but if you set it to 2 helmets, it's as easy as it used to be on the 1 helmet setting
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