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question with kickstand

hey guys. the bike i just bought is lowered 2 inches in the back. when i put the kickstand down it sits like straight up. im scared im gonna walk out of work or somthing and its gonna be laying on the ground cuz it feels like it can just tip at any minute. Is this because of the lower back end? thanks!
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Yes.

You might want to consider cutting the kickstand so your bike doesn't fall over.



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got mine cut now its perfect. i had a 2 inch drop also
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alright. If i do do it how much should i cut it? start small? like 1/4 inch at a time? i actually dont want it lowered, can i raise it back up with the shock thats in there or do i have to get another stock one?
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to lower a cbr requires a lowering link in the rear suspension - if you have the original suspension link (or know who does) it's a realtively easy swap to go back to stock - course the lowering link may have the stock location as an option on it too
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to lower a cbr requires a lowering link in the rear suspension - if you have the original suspension link (or know who does) it's a realtively easy swap to go back to stock - course the lowering link may have the stock location as an option on it too
ill check my suspension today to see if it has the option of stock height. thanks for your help
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i doubt it will if it's been lowered... unless you have a $1500 shock in there.
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i doubt it will if it's been lowered... unless you have a $1500 shock in there.
yea thats what i was thinking. im either gonna have to cut the kickstand or buy an OEM shock. any idea how much they are?
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the shock isn't the part you need to buy, it's the linkage.
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i doubt it will if it's been lowered... unless you have a $1500 shock in there.
and even then its only a +-10mm adjustment over stock.

all u need to put it stock is an OEM linkage.
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and even then its only a +-10mm adjustment over stock.

all u need to put it stock is an OEM linkage.
10mm of shock adjustment exaggerated over the travel of the swing-arm equates to inches difference.
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10mm of shock adjustment exaggerated over the travel of the swing-arm equates to inches difference.
my Elka all the way up only sits 10mm higher than stock, and thats seat height.
so its less than a 1/2".
however the ride height adjustment is separate from the preload (sag) adjustment.
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see if you can take it to a dealer and have them cut do it. they can usually make it look pretty clean and it on them if they mess it up. btw, it will definitely fall over. i struggled with mine for a while before i finally gave up and got a shorter one

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Slugger has the answer there - oem rear suspension link will put it right and reintroduce you to the wonders of ground clearance (grin)
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I have mine cut 1/2". my buddy did it for me in 15 minutes while I stay on my bike. He cut the bottom with the angle marked so you can't even tell it's been cut. :)

anyone interested I can show picture. :)

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