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Soupy's Performance Lowering Links, anyone?

This is a discussion on Soupy's Performance Lowering Links, anyone? within the Z1000 '07-'09 Accessories forums, part of the Kawasaki Z1000, Ninja 1000, Z750 & Z-750S category; Ordered these last week and they already arrived today! Great service. I'll slap them on in probably a couple of weeks and I'll get them ...

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    Soupy's Performance Lowering Links, anyone?

    Ordered these last week and they already arrived today! Great service. I'll slap them on in probably a couple of weeks and I'll get them to cut my kickstand too. It's too slushy and snowy out at the moment.
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    I have always thought about this mod but heard that it affects your center of gravity to point that it impacts your ability to corner. I would love to have a 1.5 inch drop I'm only 5'7". At what drop point do you need the kickstand cut? If this mod is successful and your riding is un-affected I will be ordering.

    Edit. I see they sell an adjustable kickstand, but only for the first gen!!! weak. IF you do a photo write up that would BE AWSOME!!! I'm about to do a ton of mods this winter so I would love to add this.
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    Yeah, I was asking about acquiring an extra kickstand to send to Soupy so they could make one in the General section here. No luck. Do yo have one or know where to get one cheaply?
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    As far as getting one cheaply... no such luck. You can order the new part 34024 34024-0057-11E ! STAND-SIDE,F.S.BLACK for $76.37 from Babbits. My problem is the 06 model and the 07 model look like the same kickstand except for minor appearance issues. The attach point and hardware is the same. I wonder why soupy's says theirs wont fit. Did they say if you sent it to them they would cut it?
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    Yes, they wanted my kickstand to take measurements and to create the template for an adjustable stand for our bikes. But I can't part with mine. They were offering a good deal for anyone who could help with this. Can you send yours?
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    Pictures

    Here are some before and after shots. We cut the kickstand. Soupy's was still waiting on a kickstand donor at the time. You can use the rear hugger or exhaust as a frame of reference. Hope this is helpful to anyone considering it.

    I love being able to nearly flatfoot it now!
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    More pics...

    Another angle.
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    Hey man looks good!!! How much did you end up lowering it and did you drop the front at all?? hows the turn in now? Also I got a response and I'm in the process of taking all the pictures and sending out the stand to them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoninZ1K07 View Post
    Hey man looks good!!! How much did you end up lowering it and did you drop the front at all?? hows the turn in now? Also I got a response and I'm in the process of taking all the pictures and sending out the stand to them.
    Thanks. It's about a 2 inch drop. I didn't drop the front for now because I wanted to test this setting first. But, after testing it yesterday on a slightly windy road for about 15 miles, I must say the great fears of handling woes are GREATLY exaggerated. Sure, turning is not as light and flickable. But, the bike does feel more stable at higher speeds due to the changed geometry. I might end up keeping the settings as is.

    So far, I feel like it's a whole new bike. Being able to get both feet on the ground is awesome. I have much more control over the weight of the bike. I can paddle forward and backward. I feel like I just got out of a wheelchair!

    Man, I haven't felt this excited since my days on the lower Ducati Monster!
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    You will probably only notice handling issues when pushing the limits of the bike. Turn-in should be slower, but a nice decreasing radius turn will tell you if she wants to go wide now. I've just gotten used to not being able to get my feel flat... just goes with being short!


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