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Offline weljo2001

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Re: Lowering Links
Reply #10 on: August 20, 2017, 06:10:17 PM
Went with the MotoWerks kit. No issues with the center stand...https://motowerk.com/collections/kawasaki-versys-1000/products/lowering-kit-versys-1000
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Re: Lowering Links
Reply #11 on: August 20, 2017, 06:52:25 PM
 :89: No problems with Motowerks kit here.  Don't think that you won't need to shorthen side stand, you will.
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Re: Lowering Links
Reply #12 on: August 20, 2017, 08:37:53 PM
*Originally Posted by soyguille [+]
I though to install the Soupy´s but I sow this information on Amazon ...... look at the comments in the link ....

Your life is in danger......

https://www.amazon.com/Kawasaki-Versys-Single-Threaded-Lowering/dp/B00SK6QR5I/ref=sr_1_1?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1502813337&sr=1-1&keywords=versys+1000+lowering+kit

I don't want that !!

Surely with this type of link you would use 2 of them, 1 to replace each standard plate.
I've got the type from lust racing. 5,000 miles and not had any problems.

Offline soyguille

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Re: Lowering Links
Reply #13 on: September 01, 2017, 11:43:38 AM
I have asked for lust racing ones , but I have had issues with postal address, even I have purchased 2 kits, but PayPal dispute , blabla ..... so finally I will mount a kit from https://www.bikefarmmv.com/epages/79512538.sf/de_DE/?ObjectPath=/Shops/79512538/Categories/Hecktieferlegung/%22Kawasaki%20HTL%22/%22HTL%20Kawasaki%20Versys%22 that ones are form Germany.

I have chosen the 35mm down , but there are more options.

I will post comments once installed.

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Re: Lowering Links
Reply #14 on: September 26, 2017, 05:38:45 PM
Finally I have installed ( 35mm ) from https://www.bikefarmmv.com in a kawasaki repair workshop to lower also front suspension too.

I have had to cut center stand and side stand to, no problem with side stand once shorted it about 10mmm, alsoI have aded an sw-motech end to made it more stable.

Now centerstand is to vertical and is to easy to move down the bike , so I use in secure places, but I prefer that than to go fitness center.

My real question is still going about lowering kits .... does it modify rear suspension behavior ???

I went to suspension specialist just to setup the bike to my weight and ride feelings, and the first thing that he tells me is If I want to lower the versys , I should change rear suspension to another one with is designed with desired down length ..... ( + 600€ ), that is the right way to do ......

But I have not see in the forum anybody changing rear suspension to lower the Versys, so I am confused about that.

Last Edit: September 26, 2017, 05:40:28 PM by soyguille

Offline woodman6

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Re: Lowering Links
Reply #15 on: January 03, 2020, 08:52:18 PM
Exactly what happened to me except i was lucky and was just taking bike off center stand when Soupys link broke. Looks exactly like amazon picture.

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Re: Lowering Links
Reply #16 on: February 12, 2020, 03:53:25 AM
I'm a newbie here, but not new to lowering bikes and having centerstand problems. A cheap and quick solution is a 6 or 8" length of 2 X 6 lumber. Cut an angle on one end so it ramps up. Roll your rear tire up in the block of wood before putting on centerstand. The height of the wood replaces the height you lost with the links, making it easier to lift. I drilled my block full of 3/4" holes to lighten it up for time that I take it with me.

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