2012 Multistrada Pikes Peak, 2017 XDiavel, 2020 TVS Lusso scs
Thought that I'd share my experience with the installation of the Lust 35mm dog bone suspension links. First off I'd like to say thank you to a forum member , Evomoto (Allen) for hooking me up with an extra pair of the links that he had for a really good price. Sent them straight away as well, so thank you Allen. I was able to manage the install with the bike on the center stand and without removing the bread box (resonator) or the rear wheel. Granted it would have been easier to do with either of those items out of the way, but I'm stubborn that way. I also installed a side stand from a Brutale (about 1" shorter) that I found on Ebay. I learned about the side stand trick from this forum as well, so thank you salt of the earth geezers😉. This project was SO well worth doing (for me) IMO. I'm 5'8" with a 30" inseam and was not feeling very confident with this bike. Way better now. I have the lowered seat on order too but honestly I could get by without it. I'll attach some pics for y'all. I took a before and after while trying to hold a tape measure next to the bike to show the difference in seat height. It was a little tough to try and hold the bike as vertical as possible while holding the tape, the phone, and not tip the bike over, lol. Anyway, looks like it dropped the seat height by an inch and a half. Sorry for the Americano measurements Metric folks, I know your way is better, but Americano is what I grew up with😉. Almost forgot, I also slid the forks up 3/4 of an inch, I was anxious go go for a ride at that point and didn't measure the bikes height after I did that. The one pic that has the bike on the center stand shows how much space is now under the rear wheel. Doubt that I'll be able to heft it onto the center stand now. Planning on loosing the center stand anyway as soon as my new HP Course TRE gets here. No more bread box and no more center stand, woo hoo!