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Goldwingmann


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posted March 17, 2012 07:24 AM        Edited By: Goldwingmann on 17 Mar 2012 14:25
Lowered it, black fin and bracket don't fit..anymore....??

I lowered it yesterday with stainless steel adjustable links and wider spacers that came with the kit, now the stock wing and bracket will not go back on the bike, the links prevent it from bolting back. I think the spacers used to move the links away from the shock/spring assembly and provide clearance, prevent the bracket from bolting back.

Any suggestions...don't want to use a fixed link cause now my feet are fully on the ground?

Can run it this way but it doesn't look finished in the rear as it did stock.

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kawasakijockey


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posted March 17, 2012 07:28 AM        
You get used to it pretty quick.
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posted March 17, 2012 07:30 AM        Edited By: shawnski on 17 Mar 2012 14:33
any pics of what you have done??
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venomous_zx


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posted March 17, 2012 09:28 AM        
i have fixed links and my feet are both flat on the ground.. post pics if you can
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Goldwingmann


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posted March 17, 2012 09:31 AM        
Do you have the 2012 ZX14r, if so, does your wing and wing bracket go back into stock configuration?
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dcjens


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posted March 17, 2012 09:39 AM        
alot of people take that wing off and leave it off
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Goldwingmann


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posted March 17, 2012 09:45 AM        
I want it on there cause it comes with the bike and looks more finished than without it..should be able to get a link that doesn't require changing the outward appearance of the bike.....
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venomous_zx


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posted March 17, 2012 09:45 AM        
ya i have 2012 14r... i prefer mine on.... yes my bracket and wing fit perfectly back on...
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dakota9498


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posted March 17, 2012 09:49 AM        
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alot of people take that wing off and leave it off


It is just dead weight. I need to get my bike down to the 450-460lb range.
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dcjens


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posted March 17, 2012 09:50 AM        
Thats why sawzalls and welders were invented...modifying and personalizing a bike has a lifetime of lessons to be learned grasshopper
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venomous_zx


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posted March 17, 2012 09:54 AM        
pm sent
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dcjens


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posted March 17, 2012 10:02 AM        
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I lowered it yesterday


now you should look into a lowered/cut oil pan..see what you started?
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Viper


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posted March 17, 2012 06:27 PM        
I trimmed my bracket on each side where it would fit in. It is fine now and u cant tell that I cut it
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Goldwingmann


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posted March 17, 2012 06:33 PM        
Viper that sounds reasonable to me.....did you trim it in the leading edge or center for fitment?
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BIG BLUE_ZX14


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posted March 17, 2012 08:31 PM        
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alot of people take that wing off and leave it off


That wing is the first thing I remove...I think it actually cleans up the rear end a bit...
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Rajun Cajun


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posted March 20, 2012 08:10 PM        
I want to see pics of bikes without it please?
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Rajun Cajun


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posted March 21, 2012 05:17 AM        
I got a friend that says I should take mine off.... I did not cuz of how it looks to me. He said it would look better without it! I said "REALLY?" What does he know? He rides a Busa! lol!
Just a bike joke.
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Goldwingmann


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posted March 21, 2012 05:47 AM        
The factory engineers put it there for a reason.....they build tens of thousands of fast motorcycles....a multi-million dollar company.....reduces rear drag slightly, and makes the bike look faster........mine will be there as soon as my new links arrive next week!
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dakota9498


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posted March 21, 2012 05:54 AM        
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The factory engineers put it there for a reason.....they build tens of thousands of fast motorcycles....a multi-million dollar company.....reduces rear drag slightly, and makes the bike look faster........mine will be there as soon as my new links arrive next week!


lmao
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