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    Can't get on center-stand has my suspension been changed?
    on: May 05, 2018, 05.01 am
    May 05, 2018, 05.01 am
    Tried to get the bike on the center stand and it was like trying to move a stubborn mule.  You can pull and tug all you want and it just stares at you like you're a jack-ass.  I really think this bike was laughing at me.   :183:

    Trust me, I have had lots of bikes with centerstands and I use them a lot but this one would require 2 maybe three people.  I know, I know, use your weight, stand on the arm and pull up on the bike with your hand. 

    I'm telling you it simply didn't budge.  The last time I experienced something remotely this bad was on a K1100RS with a flat rear tire, but I did get it on the stand. 

    No way will this happen on the Triumph.  Therefore, I presume the bike has been lowered?  Is the rear suspension stock?  It has what I call a turnbuckle i.e. turn the center and both ends either pull in to shorten or extend to lengthen. 


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    Re: Can't get on center-stand has my suspension been changed?
    Reply #1 on: May 05, 2018, 07.24 am
    May 05, 2018, 07.24 am
    Hi kirkkw,

    Those are definitely NOT the original Drop Links !

    ( They look like "Soupy's" Adjustable Lowering Links - see here :
    Soupy's Trophy SE 1200 (2013 & Up) Lowering Links Kit


    See Photo - I've taken an approximate measurement between the centres of the Drop Link
    mountings to give an idea for comparison of how much yours have been altered.

    Should you wish to return to original Spec, the Drop Link Part Number is T2057605.
    ( Around £56 each - two are needed ).

    Available from any Triumph Dealer, or on-line here : World of Triumph



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    Re: Can't get on center-stand has my suspension been changed?
    Reply #2 on: May 05, 2018, 02.59 pm
    May 05, 2018, 02.59 pm
    There have been issues with some of the adjustables in the past according to long ago posts I've seen on other forums.  I would put stock links on it if that height suits you, or Lust Racing links on it if you feel it needs to be lower.
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    Re: Can't get on center-stand has my suspension been changed?
    Reply #3 on: May 05, 2018, 03.34 pm
    May 05, 2018, 03.34 pm
    Just did a quick measure (not accurate) but my link is adjusted to 190mm length.

    Wish I had originals.  Guess I could sit on another one to feel the difference, but I really like to use the center stand.

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    Re: Can't get on center-stand has my suspension been changed?
    Reply #4 on: May 05, 2018, 04.26 pm
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    You might want to do a WTB in the classifieds.  Many have lowered them and probably have the originals sitting around in the garage.

    Hopefully, a good natured forum member would send them to you for the price of postage.

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    Re: Can't get on center-stand has my suspension been changed?
    Reply #5 on: May 05, 2018, 04.29 pm
    May 05, 2018, 04.29 pm
    On second thought the soupy’s show adjustable from stock height to 4 inch drop.  Break out that wrench and return it to stock height in 10 minutes!!

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    Re: Can't get on center-stand has my suspension been changed?
    Reply #6 on: May 05, 2018, 05.02 pm
    May 05, 2018, 05.02 pm
    I've also discovered that carrying much weight in the luggage makes my lowered one more difficult to get on the stand.  If I remove the luggage it will practically leap up on the stand.
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    Re: Can't get on center-stand has my suspension been changed?
    Reply #7 on: May 05, 2018, 08.11 pm
    May 05, 2018, 08.11 pm
    Kirkkw,

    Look at the front forks to see if the fork tubes stick up above the surface of the top yoke.  Only the cap should be above the top of the top yoke.

    The Soupy's links allow you to try 1. what you have, 2. the "Lust length" which is 20mm from stock, or 3. stock before you buy either stock or Lust links, or none at all.

    Normally when someone lowers the rear suspension, they also lower the front suspension by pushing the fork tubes up.  If you are going to put it back to stock the manual describes installation as,

    Position the forks within the yokes so that the lip of of outer tube, not the top cap, is flush with the upper surface of the top yoke.

    The upper and lower yoke clamp bolts are both tightened to 25 NM.

    I have the Lust lowering links (20mm) installed on mine and the fork tubes pushed up about .5 inches.  My inseam is between 29 and 30 inches and it is comfortable for me with a Corbin seat which sits a little high.


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