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Bishopzx12


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posted May 30, 2012 12:18 PM        
Lowering Links

What lowering links are you guys using and how much are you guys lowing the bike at the forks. I been trying to find out if the GEN1 links will work on Gen2 but i have not seen anyone pst anything. I am thinking of going to the middle hole of a 3 hole link with a drip at the forks about 1.5 inches as well.
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eklipse636


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posted May 30, 2012 12:27 PM        
I wouldn't drop front forms more than 3/4".
As far as which links for the rear, it doesn't matter. You can usually pick up a used set in the classifieds cheap. You won't be able to see them anyway.
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smokinZX14


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posted May 30, 2012 12:39 PM        
The links will work on all ZX14s , all years .. On the zx14R you can drop the front end much more than the Gen 1 ... On my gen 1 i dropped 3/4 of and inch .. The gen 2 i have them a full one inch down .. The gen 2 has the drain plug in the front facing forward and doesn't smack the track after a bad wheely ..
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posted May 30, 2012 12:47 PM        
I dropped my front 3/4" and rear 1 1/2". It definitely helped keep the front wheel down but the front feels "finicky" so the dampening got turned up a few clicks. The bike turns a bit quicker and feels stable.... Only 70 miles ridden since lowering it, I might play around with it when time allows.... Traveling for a couple of weeks again.
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ZX12Boricua


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posted May 30, 2012 12:51 PM        
Mine is lowered 2" in the front and 1 1/2 " at the rear. Brock's fully adjustable links in the back.
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Bishopzx12


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posted May 30, 2012 01:03 PM        
Good deal i thought the links fit all years but most vendors only list up to th 2011 model years. On my 2006 i cant remember but i had 6" in the arm, in the middle hole of the bones, and the tree lowered about 1" to 1.5" so i may take you guys advice and do not go any further than 1". that way i can still do a friendly wheelie from time to time. Tell me did you guys have to cut the kick stand lowering it jsut 1.5" with the dog bones. I normally do but just wont have time to do it immediately and weld the foot back on.
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smokinZX14


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posted May 30, 2012 01:14 PM        
quote:
Good deal i thought the links fit all years but most vendors only list up to th 2011 model years. On my 2006 i cant remember but i had 6" in the arm, in the middle hole of the bones, and the tree lowered about 1" to 1.5" so i may take you guys advice and do not go any further than 1". that way i can still do a friendly wheelie from time to time. Tell me did you guys have to cut the kick stand lowering it jsut 1.5" with the dog bones. I normally do but just wont have time to do it immediately and weld the foot back on.
I had to take somewhere close to two inches out of my kick stand ..But i'm about 3 inches down in the rear ..
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CraZX14


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posted May 30, 2012 03:04 PM        
I like to be able to switch height quickly so I went with an adjustable kickstand. For me, it was a great investment.
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Bishopzx12


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posted May 30, 2012 09:25 PM        
Crazx14... I thought about that as well. I always said i was going to get one on my next bike and that was three bike ago. lol.. Maybe this time I will actually do it..


Didn’t see any bones in the classifieds.. Anyone know who has the best price on them… Are any better than the other..

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Shane661


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posted May 30, 2012 10:23 PM        Edited By: Shane661 on 31 May 2012 12:28
The Brock's Window Links are extremely adjustable and very light. In my old Gen 1 thread I tried three different types, and ended up with the Brock's. They are as adjustable as the big, heavy, threaded links that some other vendors sell..but around 1 lb lighter as I recall.

My forks are slid up closer to 1.25", as Lee says, you can slide them up more on the Gen 2 than the Gen 1:



Always use caution and triple-check clearances when making chassis adjustments!

Anyway, regardless of which vendor you choose, I suggest threaded links for increased adjustability!

Shane

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Ninjawarrior1244


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posted May 31, 2012 12:00 AM        
Muzzy Adjustable links work great.

1.5 inches down in rear

3/4 inch in the front.

Adjustable Aluminum Kickstand.

Never scrapes pegs yet!
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mick46


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posted May 31, 2012 12:05 AM        
Hey Ninja... Got any HID advice for Mr GoldWingMan ?
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CraZX14


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posted May 31, 2012 11:13 AM        
Shane convinced me to get the Brock's window links, which are super easy to adjust. But I haven't lowered the front at all. When I go to the drag strip, I just lower the links before I leave the house, and use a strap for the front before going down the track. I'm compromised (especially at swb), but it's really nice to be able to hit the drag strip and the twisties without much work in transitioning the bike...
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posted December 11, 2015 06:31 AM        
quote:
The links will work on all ZX14s , all years .. On the zx14R you can drop the front end much more than the Gen 1 ... On my gen 1 i dropped 3/4 of and inch .. The gen 2 i have them a full one inch down .. The gen 2 has the drain plug in the front facing forward and doesn't smack the track after a bad wheely ..


Just to be sure.... lowering links off a Gen 1 ZX14 will fit a Gen 2 ZX14R??? Anyone know if the kickstands are interchangeable? Will a shortened stand from a Gen 1 fit a Gen 2 as well?

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posted December 14, 2015 12:44 AM        Edited By: Brock on 14 Dec 2015 07:45
quote:
quote:
The links will work on all ZX14s , all years .. On the zx14R you can drop the front end much more than the Gen 1 ... On my gen 1 i dropped 3/4 of and inch .. The gen 2 i have them a full one inch down .. The gen 2 has the drain plug in the front facing forward and doesn't smack the track after a bad wheely ..


Just to be sure.... lowering links off a Gen 1 ZX14 will fit a Gen 2 ZX14R??? Anyone know if the kickstands are interchangeable? Will a shortened stand from a Gen 1 fit a Gen 2 as well?


This series should tell you everything you need to know:
Brocks Performance ZX-14R Information Page

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posted December 14, 2015 06:57 AM        
I got some fully adjustable soupy's for $70
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