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    Lowering kit
    on: October 16, 2021, 12:08:16 pm
    October 16, 2021, 12:08:16 pm
    Looking to lower the seat height on 2016 Gen 1. Seeing aluminium billet adjustable links advertised for £30-£40 from China. Anybody fitted these alrexady?
    https://m.aliexpress.com/i/4000016669746.html?gatewayAdapt=Pc2Msite
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    Re: Lowering kit
    Reply #1 on: October 16, 2021, 04:01:39 pm
    October 16, 2021, 04:01:39 pm
    I buy a lot of things from China, but something that could kill me if it fails is not one of them ..I have a set of Soupy's lowering links on my bike and while they are more expensive, I know they are a quality piece
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    Re: Lowering kit
    Reply #2 on: October 16, 2021, 04:29:46 pm
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     :001: kind of my thinking too, and will probably go Soupy's. Cymarc prices have just gone up, kit and fitting now £390!....just wondered if much experience of chinese versions

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    Re: Lowering kit
    Reply #3 on: October 16, 2021, 10:42:29 pm
    October 16, 2021, 10:42:29 pm
    Can't comment on the Chinese lowering kit, but I did buy a Chinese set of LightTec chain adjusters(for the R/RR), and whilst they function(better than OEM) they are far from the fit/tolerance and quality of the proper LightTec adjusters I have on the other bike.

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    Re: Lowering kit
    Reply #4 on: October 17, 2021, 07:43:03 am
    October 17, 2021, 07:43:03 am
    *Originally Posted by mcconnac [+]
    :001: kind of my thinking too, and will probably go Soupy's. Cymarc prices have just gone up, kit and fitting now £390!....just wondered if much experience of chinese versions

    Don't even think of trying the Chinese copies..they're made of cheese and the bearings are junk.

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    Re: Lowering kit
    Reply #5 on: October 17, 2021, 10:38:28 pm
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    *Originally Posted by smithy [+]
    Don't even think of trying the Chinese copies..they're made of cheese and the bearings are junk.

    Smithy

    Actually had the OEM linkages out today at Mark's bushings were kinda shot, 28.5k miles on the bike. I reckon chinese would give out in 1/5 that time.

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    Re: Lowering kit
    Reply #6 on: October 18, 2021, 12:11:51 am
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    *Originally Posted by Antares [+]
    Actually had the OEM linkages out today at Mark's bushings were kinda shot, 28.5k miles on the bike. I reckon chinese would give out in 1/5 that time.

    I have the Soupy's kit in mine, been good for 4 1/2 years....no sign of major wear etc. and the joints are still smooth and relatively tight....47k km on my beast and ~38 of those with the Soupy's kit fitted.

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    Re: Lowering kit
    Reply #7 on: October 18, 2021, 12:37:00 am
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    *Originally Posted by smithy [+]
    I have the Soupy's kit in mine, been good for 4 1/2 years....no sign of major wear etc. and the joints are still smooth and relatively tight....47k km on my beast and ~38 of those with the Soupy's kit fitted.

    Smithy.

    Any chance you'd know the bushing and needle bearing sizes/part numbers or equivalents not from BMW the only one I fond from BMW's catalog was the needle bearings for the dog bone, where it connects to the linkage and where the linkage connects to the frame, BMW wan 17 quid for those bearings (17x24x25) , NTN makes them for 3.50 a pop. Needing 4 of those that's a big difference, but the rest of them are not listed. I haven't had the chance to measure them up as i thought bmw would charge reasonable prices for a couple generic bearings so I didn't think it was necessary...

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    Reply #8 on: October 18, 2021, 12:57:56 am
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    *Originally Posted by Antares [+]
    Any chance you'd know the bushing and needle bearing sizes/part numbers or equivalents not from BMW the only one I fond from BMW's catalog was the needle bearings for the dog bone, where it connects to the linkage and where the linkage connects to the frame, BMW wan 17 quid for those bearings (17x24x25) , NTN makes them for 3.50 a pop. Needing 4 of those that's a big difference, but the rest of them are not listed. I haven't had the chance to measure them up as i thought bmw would charge reasonable prices for a couple generic bearings so I didn't think it was necessary...

    Any bearing shop should be able to supply them without too much fuss. Just give them the size and they can cross reference.

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    Re: Lowering kit
    Reply #9 on: October 18, 2021, 11:16:01 am
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    *Originally Posted by smithy [+]
    Any bearing shop should be able to supply them without too much fuss. Just give them the size and they can cross reference.

    Smithy.

    Yea it's the sizes I'm after, i can find them myself haha

     



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