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    Standard drop links on rear suspension
    on: Oct 13, 2021, 02.08 pm
    Oct 13, 2021, 02.08 pm
    My bike came with Lust lowering links on the rear suspension, the guy I bought it from even pointed it out and mentioned he had them fitted.  I want to take the bike back to standard and have the OEM links ready to fit but I just want to check if he also had the front lowered.  I suspect not because I have to have the head light dipped right down to avoid dazzling people at night but can someone tell me where I measure from and too and what that value should be to have the standard setup?

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    Re: Standard drop links on rear suspension
    Reply #1 on: Oct 13, 2021, 02.16 pm
    Oct 13, 2021, 02.16 pm
     :821: The top end of the fork tubes should be flush with the top bracket.  If there is tube showing the front has been lowered which is recommended with Lust lowering links.  Most of us that have lowered the front have moved the tubes up in the triple tree by 12 mm, close to 1/2".  You should introduce yourself to all the forum members in the "New Members" section.
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    Re: Standard drop links on rear suspension
    Reply #2 on: Oct 13, 2021, 02.26 pm
    Oct 13, 2021, 02.26 pm
    *Originally Posted by trophied [+]
    You should introduce yourself to all the forum members in the "New Members" section.

    He did, back in July  :821:

    https://www.triumph-trophy.com/index.php/topic,11422.msg128361.html

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    Re: Standard drop links on rear suspension
    Reply #3 on: Oct 13, 2021, 02.43 pm
    Oct 13, 2021, 02.43 pm
    Thanks for that Trophied.  Looks like the front hasn't been lowered but the top of the top bracket looks to be a few mm down on the fork tubes.  Is this a normal position or when I put the OEM drop links on should I raise the top bracket to be absolutely flush with the tubes (black section in the photo)?


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    Re: Standard drop links on rear suspension
    Reply #4 on: Oct 13, 2021, 03.03 pm
    Oct 13, 2021, 03.03 pm
    To return to "stock" - the lip of each fork outer tube
    should be flush with the upper surface of the top Yoke.

    Yours look like they have been lowered ( raised in the Yoke ) by about 5mm.

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    Re: Standard drop links on rear suspension
    Reply #5 on: Oct 13, 2021, 03.10 pm
    Oct 13, 2021, 03.10 pm
    Thanks Coconut.  That's what I thought but it seems like a bit of a random thing to do.  Doesn't fit with lowering it by the same amount as the Lust links or by half the height as some others have said.  Never the less I will get on and return to standard once I've replaced the drop links.

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    Re: Standard drop links on rear suspension
    Reply #6 on: Oct 13, 2021, 03.19 pm
    Oct 13, 2021, 03.19 pm
    Lowering the front by different amounts can have some effect on handling.  Raising the tubes in the yokes can make it handle a little quicker and less makes it a little less nimble than stock.  The general recommendation of 12-13 mm is supposed to approximate the stock Trophy handling characteristics.  Personal decision on what you want it to feel like.
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