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Old 07-30-2013, 09:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I bought my wife a new CBR500R this past Saturday. She is 4' 11" so I went ahead and ordered lowering links at the same time. They came in today. Installation was pretty easy. I strapped the bike from the top of tripple tree on each side and from the rear passenger pegs to the walls in my storage shed. Jacked it up with a floor jack and a small block of wood under the engine. The front wheel came up first so I used a rubber mallet under the rear tire to rock the weight back to the front tire. Removed the 3 bolts from the stock links and installed the Vortex links with the bolts snug. Set it back on the ground and tightened the bolts. Kickstand is a little on the long side now
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Should help with your kickstand problem

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have a before and after pic?
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have a before and after pic?
I have some random befores, not sure how they will be for camparison. Give me a day or two and I'll get some afters.
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Did you lower just the rear suspension or both front and back?
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So far, just the rear.
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How does it ride with just the rear lowered? Like the front end getting light or anything? I'm thinking about doing the same thing on my girl's bike.
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I bought my wife a new CBR500R this past Saturday. She is 4' 11" so I went ahead and ordered lowering links at the same time. They came in today. Installation was pretty easy. I strapped the bike from the top of tripple tree on each side and from the rear passenger pegs to the walls in my storage shed. Jacked it up with a floor jack and a small block of wood under the engine. The front wheel came up first so I used a rubber mallet under the rear tire to rock the weight back to the front tire. Removed the 3 bolts from the stock links and installed the Vortex links with the bolts snug. Set it back on the ground and tightened the bolts. Kickstand is a little on the long side now


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