Just the 2 outside links are req'd. I did mine on the centre stand with the help of a floor jack to lift the rear wheel to help align the bolt holes when reinstalling the new longer links. Very easy job. Torque spec on the bolts is 44ft/lbs i think ( from memory )
The differance in seat height is dramatic!!
Words of caution for all who would lower the C-14 with ZX-14 links. YOU WILL HAVE TO SHORTEN YOUR SIDESTAND (MINOR JOB) & your centre stand(not so minor job)after you lower . You need to be or know a good welder!
Just thought you should know before you start.
I have a set of ZX14 dogbone links and a shortened side stand available. I had lowered mine, then ordered the new Lo-Gel seat from Kawasaki. TOugh lesson as I had to get a new side stand $65.00 buck, ouch. Send me an email if interested and I'll send some photos. I cant figure out how to add them to this post. Stevef@yalechase.com
It's also super important to get the bikes sag right!!! Which means that when one lowers the back one should also lower the front. But these things have to be kept to a reasonable amount. Also Corbin makes a super nice Connie seat. Mr. Harry Eddy at Heli-Modified in Cornish, ME, was showing me his Connie this morning and he has the Corbin seat and he said it lowered the seat height enough to help with us inseam impaired Connie owners. I would think a lower, more comfortable seat combined with a REASONABLY lowering adjustment would be just the ticket!
Hello all, anyone know what the actual seat height is on a 08 ZX6R? Thinking about ordering a custom seat from Saddlemen with an overal seat heigh of 1" but not sure if this would lower the manufacturer seat height of 32.2. Any help would be appreciated.
just reading about lowering links on this forum have just sold my hayabusa and purchased the new gtr 1400 my inner leg is 31 inch so i dont need to bring the seat height down that much my bike sales man put me onto a usa site soupys they have adjustable lowering links that adjust from 0 to 4 inch i ordered a pair waiting for there arrival i only need to lower the bike by 1 inch to be flat footed will inform when i fit them
Just some info in case you didnt know .stock links off of the zx14 fit
perfect without removing the center stand.They drop the rear about 2 inches
i made up some spacers to lift the bars and was able to drop the front 3/4 inches and wow .30 inch inseam here and was not comfortable backing now I
can say what a bike confidence level went up 100 points in one ride.now i know it would be nice to be able to drop both ends equal .But until they make us some parts this will do just fine.if your havin probs with hieght try the zx14 stock links you will be glad you did!
I would like to know if anyone has lowered the GTR 1400 with the Soupy lowering kit and modified the center stand to refit it on the bike?