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'09 R6 Vivid Orange
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I did search first, but I still fear this question has been answered before...

Just purchased an '09 R6r.
Previous owner lowered the forks and I want to make sure the rear shock linkage was not also lowered.
Does anyone know (or can quickly measure) the length of the stock dog bones?

Part # 12 below for reference. BikeBandit has it vaguely listed as "Arm 1" :lmao

Thanks in advance!

 

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'09 R6 Vivid Orange
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Bump. Just a rough ballpark would be nice. Need to know what I've gotta undo from the previous owner. Appreciate the help!
 

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'09 R6 Vivid Orange
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Just to button up this thread (and in case anyone else comes across this), I received a PM from another member stating "the shock linkage should be 6.5 inches from middle of the hole to another. For the OEM."

Thank you to JarvisB for the info!
 

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Motosylum Racing #132
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Resurrecting this thread!
The 2012 R6 I bought has PSR links on it. My assumption is it was lowered (bought it from a short girl) and she said her now ex fiance did it. While I have not taken them off the bike yet because I'm waiting for a shock, the length is damn close to stock. It's hard to measure accurately in there. From what I can dig up the OEM link part number is the same for 09-up.
My questions:
Are lowering links only fractionally different in length to attain a 1-2" drop in ride height?
What is the OEM length eye to eye? The 6.5" listed in this thread is not what I am measuring on the used stock ones I bought.
 

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Motosylum Racing #132
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Bump. Anyone?
 

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The set I have measure 5 3/4" from the inner edge of each eye hole. I bought them from a member on here, though.
 

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Motosylum Racing #132
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Sweet! Thank you! I didn't cross back to your year but probably the same.
So I guess that a 0.25" difference in link length makes a huge difference in seat height. Wow.
 

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Motosylum Racing #132
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Right on. These are the same measurement as yours are.
I guess I'll be finding out about the difference in ride height vs. link length this weekend. Need to rip out the shock anyway. Stay tuned :)
 
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