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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-15-2013, 07:07 PM Thread Starter
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Planning on lowering my 13 XC 1.5". Any issues with dragging? Do you have to change the stand or will it work?


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I lowered my 12 1" with no trouble, I plan to go to 1 1/2 ish now that i have an adjustable link.

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Did you change out the kickstand?


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no, an as far as i know its not needed at 1 1/2".

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Anyone have feedback on these off eBay?

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thats what i have to put on now, ive heard from others they work great, can be adjusted roadside if needed. I had shortened my stock link for a 1" drop, now i will be putting that adjustable one in.

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My 13 XC was lowered 1.5" this past Monday and I have rode the bike for almost 200 miles since with out any dragging or handling difference. I did not have to change the kickstand. It still works the same. My only desire was to have the kickstand move back an inch or more cause it hard to swing it out all the way with short legs. I've learn how to do it though.


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My 13 XC was lowered 1.5" this past Monday and I have rode the bike for almost 200 miles since with out any dragging or handling difference. I did not have to change the kickstand. It still works the same. My only desire was to have the kickstand move back an inch or more cause it hard to swing it out all the way with short legs. I've learn how to do it though.


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The labor was part of the package when I purchased the bike. They also changed the original windshield for a Klerkworks shield which was also installed last Monday. You can see pics on another post from Saturday. It takes about an hour to install the shorter bar.


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Smile Adjustable link

I bought the adjustable link from ebay approx. 6 months ago. I lowered mine ( 2012 cc ) 1.750. So far, I have put 5000 miles on the new link with no problems, as long as you park on flat surfaces, the kickstand will clear the ground.
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