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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-19-2019, 12:38 PM Thread Starter
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New Lowering Link for G310R

I found this linkage to lower the G310R two inches for short riders at San Jose BMW.
https://sjbmw.stores.dealerspike.com...x?zpid=7298815

Has anyone tried it?

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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-19-2019, 02:41 PM
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I believe lowering the bike may be more of a complex issue than it seems. I've never done it, but follow some competent ride and track instructors I follow say to not do it all. Here's in extensive article with things to be careful about and what lowering it entails:

https://www.cycleworld.com/sport-rid...hort-it#page-5
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Oh geez. We're not talking about riding a motorcycle on race track. I've jumped 50+ foot motocross jumps with a lowering link. I've ridden my own motorcycles with a lowering link. I'm 50 years old. I'm still alive.
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Sounds good! Sorry for trying to help and I hope you're still alive after this one too.
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Seriously, don't let the "experts" scare people into using lowering links. For people who are not lucky enough to be at least 5'8, we don't have too many choices. I've always imagined how better I would be on a dirt bike if I was at least 5'8. You tall folks don't know how fortunate you are.
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you would need to shorten the side stand too. also i am not sure if this would work with Tractive rear shock with hydraulic spring preload.

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Just ordered the CC 2Ē lowering link for the wifeís R. She is not comfortable with being tippy-toe at stops. I can post a report after itís installed and tested.


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I just installed the lowering link last night and raised the front forks up all the way up to barely touch the bottom of the handlebars. I rode it to work this morning to make sure that it is safe before handing off to my wife. It was perfect. Handling was not compromised. I was able to do everything that I was able to do before the modifications. As a matter of fact, because it was so easy to ride, I was riding a little too aggressive.
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Seriously, don't let the "experts" scare people into using lowering links. For people who are not lucky enough to be at least 5'8, we don't have too many choices. I've always imagined how better I would be on a dirt bike if I was at least 5'8. You tall folks don't know how fortunate you are.
Yes I know I am 5.5 I Lower All my bikes!
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I just installed the lowering link last night and raised the front forks up all the way up to barely touch the bottom of the handlebars. I rode it to work this morning to make sure that it is safe before handing off to my wife. It was perfect. Handling was not compromised. I was able to do everything that I was able to do before the modifications. As a matter of fact, because it was so easy to ride, I was riding a little too aggressive.
That sounds like a lot the raise the front forks ??? do you know much that was in Millimetres ?? as I am interested in lowering mine.
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