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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-28-2010, 05:03 PM Thread Starter
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Suspension lowering link

Hey guys , just found this site and I am going to be buying a 2006-07 FJR with-in a month as soon as I find a good used one . My question is since I am vetically challenged at 5 ft 6 I need to know if there are any lowering links that I can install so both my feet are on the ground . I have my heart set on this bike and just went into a dealer and sat on one, and with the seat at the lowset setting I only can have one foot planted (not good) since I plan on getting my wife involved in rideing . My last bike was a Ducati 900ss and never took her out . She really wants to tour. Thanks for any help you can throw my way .

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-28-2010, 05:38 PM
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Welcome!

I don't know the answer to your question, but I know it's not uncommon and I'm sure someone will be along shortly with answers.

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@DM - very easy to do with lowering links. I'll try and track some links (no pun intended) for you a little later.

A little later:

Soupy's Performance http://www.soupysperformance.com/cat...00/4393129.htm supply variable adjustable lowering links (I have used them on my wifes previous FZ600) and Vortex Racing http://www.vortexracing.com/ also do lowering links

http://www.fjrowners.ws/phpbb2/viewt...light=lowering
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Why modify everything in the world around you when you can fix the root cause?

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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-29-2010, 03:19 PM
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I feel your pain. See my post "New to Site". I received several responses from that one.
Keep in touch with me on your progress. I'm now trying to sell my '07 Honda Shadow 750 & searching for '07-'08 FJR.

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Why modify everything in the world around you when you can fix the root cause?
Some things nevert change

Here's local proof that it does work:
http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/q...-1225704666180

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Be nice if they had something more than the forced perspective photo of her.

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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-06-2010, 12:31 PM
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I used Kouba Links and a Corbin seat got me to a comfy and more managable position.

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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-18-2010, 11:53 AM
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The Kouba links would be ok, but the corbin seats are not the most comfortable if you have the bucks a Russell Daylong Saddle is about as low as you can get and your wifes butt will love it mine did when she road from Ca. to Florida where I live and that was the first seat that she could ride any distance with me. I tried 3 different seats
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On my recent trip to the Dragon spent 15 hours in the saddle the first day 750 miles, 2000 miles in 5 days total round trip and no butt issues with the Corbin although I have heard that some find it a little firm. Iwill say that it does have be broken in. I also got to try the Russell on an FJR from Texas that I met and it put me wayup too high for my liking though it was comfy. YMMV.

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