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    Lowering Links
    on: Jun 02, 2021, 03.30 pm
    Jun 02, 2021, 03.30 pm
    I am curious.  Are these stock or aftermarket links?  They look like aftermarket but I haven't seen a picture of the OEM links. This bike takes a lot of effort to get on the center stand.  Way harder than my Goldwing. 


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    Re: Lowering Links
    Reply #1 on: Jun 02, 2021, 05.22 pm
    Jun 02, 2021, 05.22 pm
    Unless they were a custom made by the owner they look to be OEM.  Lowering links by Lust Racing would be painted black with their name and logo.  Soupys are adjustable and easily spotted.  The Trophy is definitely harder to put on the center stand than I remember my only encounter with putting a Gold Wing on it's center stand.  Different geometry of the stand and the step pad.  My Trophy is lowered with Lust links and I have to take the luggage off to put it on the stand.  Before it was lowered I could do it without any problem.  Place a piece of 1 X 6 on the floor centered up behind the rear wheel and roll it up onto that carefully then put it on the center stand.  If you have close to 2-1/2" of clearance from the bare floor on the rear tire with it on the center stand it is lowered.
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    Re: Lowering Links
    Reply #2 on: Jun 02, 2021, 06.09 pm
    Jun 02, 2021, 06.09 pm
    Thanks.  I have a .75 inch cheater board for the center stand.  Just disappointed that I have to use one.  Garage floor is slightly tapered to make water run out.  Facing one way I have to use the cheater board.  Facing the other way I can get on the center stand but it's still a fight.  I thought I had seen pictures of silver Lust Links but must be mistaken.  I know the Soupy's are a turnbuckle setup. 

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    Re: Lowering Links
    Reply #3 on: Jun 02, 2021, 08.11 pm
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    Stock Drop Links :



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    Re: Lowering Links
    Reply #4 on: Jun 02, 2021, 10.49 pm
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    My links are OEM for sure, just not as clean and shiny as Coconut's.

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    Re: Lowering Links
    Reply #5 on: Jun 17, 2021, 12.26 am
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    Great info here as always.  I added the Lust link and yes, it is black with their logo on it.  I too have difficulty putting the bike on the center stand.  I will try the cheater board as I need to check the coolant level.  As someone wrote on this forum, my TTSE had a green flow after a long and steep hill climb at slow speed.  Once the bike cooled down, it's been fine.  However, I want to check the level before I head for a 2,500 mile adventure next month.  I'll check further for details on the cooling system.

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    Re: Lowering Links
    Reply #6 on: Jun 17, 2021, 05.47 pm
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    When shorter connecting rods are placed to lower the rear and front suspension, the central stand must be trimmed, since when lowering the suspension, the stand is too high to lift the entire weight of the motorcycle.

    With the OEM connecting rods, it is already difficult to lift the motorcycle, now imagine that the motorcycle is now somewhat lower and the height of the stand without cutting will be much more effort.
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