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While out riding with Rattlyolddt the other day...he mentioned that my Raid looked lower at the back end than his OE model.....i thought the side panels may give the impression of it being lower (as they're bigger) but got me thinking...how will i know if my bike has a lowering link fitted?



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The answer to your qustion is really simple - measure it (the link) and compare the dimension with someone else's link. smile

The "between centres" distance of a lowered link will be less than a standard link's centres.

Another check is to park next to a TTR with normal suspension and see which sits lower. wink

Yet another check is to sit on yours and then sit on another TTR and check how flat your feet are on the deck from each bike. hmm

In truth - does it really matter? As long as you are happy with your bike's handing and you can manage it then whether it's lower or higher is purely academic. confuse

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Does anyone know if raids are a bit lower anyway?


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Martyn, Neil sometimes struggles with those inconsiderately placed low gates found at the entrance to some lanes, IIRC his bike has slightly less ground clearance too.

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rattlyolddt wrote:

Martyn, Neil sometimes struggles with those inconsiderately placed low gates found at the entrance to some lanes


biggrinbiggrinbiggrin - they seem OK for horses though wink 



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Thanks, Ed - that explains the dilemma! confuse

Perhaps Neil should put 20 to 25 psi in the tyres to increase the overall ground clearance for getting over the low gates.

He could then reduce the pressure afterwards. biggrin

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iI dont see how on earth a horse drawn carriage would get over either though?


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thanks guys! I'm here now!!! Martyn - i don't know what the link looks like (apologies for being a bit thick) so i can't measure it...once i know what it is i'll measure against Ed's perhaps next time we ride out...
Those bloody gates are a nightmare....most inconsiderate!

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This is a picture of a link for the TTR:-

Lowering_link4.jpg

If you haven't read it then I would recommend casting your eye at this article in the FAQ bit:-

CLICKY LINKY THINGY FOR ARTICLE

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rattlyolddt wrote:

iI dont see how on earth a horse drawn carriage would get over either though?


 Horse drawn vehicles aren't allowed on Bridleways so it wouldn't worry the authority if they were stopped by a horse gate.......



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were not talking bridleways though. in Herts we have a number of byways closed to four wheeled motors. Still open to bikes, and carriages. Same goes in Northants. I do try to avoid bridleways, as angering horsey types NEVER goes well.

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