Author Topic: Soupy's lowering link failure  (Read 594 times)

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Offline woodman6

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Soupy's lowering link failure
on: January 04, 2020, 04:04:55 AM
Anyone considering these lowering links please beware. I was very lucky, this happened while putting bike down off of center stand after oiling chain. I had just come home after a 2 hour ride.


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Re: Soupy's lowering link failure
Reply #1 on: January 04, 2020, 10:39:44 AM
Just to add to this topic, here in U.K. we have Lust Racing who supply really excellent 30mm lowering kits (often complete with side stand adjustment ‘bits’). Never heard of any issues with them. I bought the bike with theirs already fitted to my Mk3 and after ensuring the front forks were suitably raised in the yokes, (as per Lust Racing supplied instructions), I haven’t noticed any handling issues. Admittedly I’m new to the bike so have little ‘before & after’ experience to be an expert. It may be worth contacting them via t’interweb! Cheers.

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Re: Soupy's lowering link failure
Reply #2 on: January 04, 2020, 01:39:32 PM
*Originally Posted by Idlebiker [+]
Just to add to this topic, here in U.K. we have Lust Racing who supply really excellent 30mm lowering kits (often complete with side stand adjustment ‘bits’). Never heard of any issues with them. I bought the bike with theirs already fitted to my Mk3 and after ensuring the front forks were suitably raised in the yokes, (as per Lust Racing supplied instructions), I haven’t noticed any handling issues. Admittedly I’m new to the bike so have little ‘before & after’ experience to be an expert. It may be worth contacting them via t’interweb! Cheers.

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Re: Soupy's lowering link failure
Reply #3 on: January 04, 2020, 01:40:52 PM
The consequences of that happening whilst on the move don't bear thinking about  :5:   
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Re: Soupy's lowering link failure
Reply #4 on: January 04, 2020, 03:03:47 PM
 :5: :5: not good at all.

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Re: Soupy's lowering link failure
Reply #5 on: January 04, 2020, 05:19:05 PM
I'm working on a lowering link design that will be adjustable in 1/2 inch increments, affordable, and bulletproof.

I'll update y'all when I have a finished and commercially attractive product. I'm just one old guy with a tiny work shop so R&D is time consuming 😁
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