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Vortex Lowering Link

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Vortex Lowering Link

Product Description

  • Carved from aerospace-quality billet aluminum and bright-dip anodized.
  • Provide a lower center of gravity for better traction under hard acceleration.
  • Allows shorter riders to lower their bikes for more confident slow speed maneuvering.
  • Available for most current sportbikes.
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Verified Purchaser
Location: Kenner, LA
Quality Part!

I was completely satisfied with the fit feel this product gave to my bike. It was exactly what I was looking for.

2008 GSXR-600
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Top 250 Contributor
Location: Kailua Kona, Hawaii
Buy this product!

Im a short rider (5'5")..before this product i would have a hard time doing the 2 feet reverse on my cbr 1000rr..now my feet feel very planted on the ground on both or either sides..

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Location: Beaumont,Tx

Great item 2day shipping, easy 2 install, my vortex isn't up side down... not 2 low not 2 high from stock... *****

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Top 1000 Contributor
Location: upper marlboro,md

The only complaint with these is the left side link engraved logo is upside down. This is a common defect I have noticed through numerous persons who have the same product on different bikes. Otherwards the the links work perfectly as they should.

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Location: Kissimmee, FL
Lower Bike=Nice look

This is a simple product but it did its job and it looks well made and sturdy. i thought 2" was going to be too low for my 06 r6 but it was perfect and it adds a nice look to it. Pricing and shipping was great.

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Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Great Buy

I love this porduct. It is exactly what I was expecting. I just got done lowering my girlfriends bike. My girlfriend is about five feet tall so we had to go with the three inch drop. It was easier than I thought it would be. The bike looks really good. It did affect the performance of the bike a little bit.

2003 Yamaha R6 Lowered 3 Inches
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Location: Grand Junction, CO
Well worth it, but be advised.

I recently had these links installed on my 2007 Suzuki GSXR 600. I am 5'5" tall. I had no complaints on how the bike handled prior to this purchase, however I was having to one foot it at stops or use both feet with my tip toes. Not a big deal, but with a passanger or hills, etc. I had to make sure to keep the bike extra stable with my short legs. ha! After doing some research on lowering links, reading forum responses, talking to other riders and mechanics I desided these would be the best bet. Some people told me to adjust my suspension (sure, but the bike rode a bit sloppy for day to day riding). Some suggested shaving the seat (Sure, but the seat is already slim and plus no telling what that may do to my beautiful gel seat). Others simply said deal with it (cuz lowering it may cause handling changes). Someone even suggested thick soles on my riding boots/shoes! (umm....disco?...no thank you!) I had the lowering links installed and it was well worth it. The links I recieved had two adjustment holes, and I went with the minumal adjustment because I did not need the bike lowered that much. After riding with the lowering links, and the bike being lowered about an inch I can obviously reach the ground easier. AWSOME! As for handling changes? Only positive that I can see. The center of gravity of the bike feels a lot more secure and it feels like I have much more control of the bike as I am cornering and also more control of the front end. Plus I have noticed less pressure on my wrists since I am not riding as high. The visual of the one inch lower is not really noticable to the naked eye. WARNING! I was told by a couple mechanics that the installation of these links would be fairly easy. Yes, they would be easy to install AFTER you do a fair amount of disecting of the bike to get to the stock piece to replace. I advise taking a bike to an authorized mechanic to get these installed unless you are prepared to open a can of worms to get the piece on. Plus, I attribute the great handling to my mechanic whom made any proper adjustments to my suspension after the links were on. Also, the links I got did not come with installation instructions, just a picture sticker on the back of the packaging showing which direction the link should be installed. WARNING #2! I had to wait while this part was on backorder for about three weeks, so I would also check and see if this item is in stock or be prepared to wait. Just like every other item on this site. GREAT PURCHASE OVERALL!!

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Top 500 Contributor
Location: Houston, TX
Great Item

I am 5ft 6in tall with a 29in inseam and just bought a 07 Yamaha R1. The bike rides fine, but I just wanted to be able to put both my feet down on the ground and feel secure when I came to a stop. This part did that and the bike still rides great.

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akam1 Location: tx
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Matt Over 6 months ago
I have a 9 inch stretch will I need a shortened kickstand with these on a 2012 zx10?
MotoSport Staff
Over 6 months ago Location: Portland, OR, USA
Honestly this will vary based on how your bike is set up. If it currently sits lower than stock with the extended swingarm and your current shock settings then you will need to modify the stock stand or purchase a shortened one. If the bike is sitting taller than stock, you may be able to utilize the stock kick stand length.
akam1 Over 3 years ago Location: tx
Front and rear?
will this lower the front and rear?
MotoSport Staff
Over 3 years ago Location: P+RTLAND
This will mainly lower the rear. For the Front, normally you have to adjust your forks down
barako Over 4 years ago Location: stanthorpe,Qld
If i buy this lowering links,does it go in pair?thanks again!?
Expert MotoSport Staff
Over 4 years ago Location: Portland, OR
Most lowering links have 2 pieces, so depending on your bike the answer would be yes.
barako Over 4 years ago Location: stanthorpe,Qld
Hi!if i will used this lowering links,do i need to adjust the front fork?good day!thanks?
MotoSport Staff
Over 4 years ago Location: P+RTLAND
That will be your call, if you don't like the way the bike sits after installing the link you can level it out by adjusting your forks if you wanted.
LILSPARKY Over 4 years ago
DOES IT LOWER THE FRONT AND REAR OF THE BIKE?
MotoSport Staff
Over 4 years ago Location: P+RTLAND
it would mainly be the rear.
LILSPARKY Over 4 years ago
THE VORTEX LOWERING KIT. I WAS WONDERING IF THAT LOWERS THE WHOLE BIKE OR JUST THE FRONT OR BACK END .?
DO YOU HAVE A KIT THAT WILL LOWER THE COMPLETE BIKE 2.5 INCHES, IF SO HOW MUCH
Expert MotoSport Staff
Over 4 years ago Location: Portland, OR
No. To lower the front end you adjust the forks in the triple tree, no kit needed.
xicano805 Over 4 years ago
Is this the only part required to lower my 09 crb 600? If, not what other parts are required?
Top 10 Contributor
Over 4 years ago Location: Portland
This is all that is required to lower the rear end. You might want to lower the front end by sliding the fork tubes up into the triple tree and installing a seat with less padding or shaving some of the padding off and reupholstering for maximum stand-over height.
dirtydirty Over 5 years ago
Do i have to extend my chain?
MotoSport Staff
Over 5 years ago Location: Portland, OR
You shouldn't have to extend your chain any.
mcallistersa Over 5 years ago
How much does it lower the bike?
MotoSport Staff
Over 5 years ago Location: Portland, OR
anywhere from 2-4 inches depending on the bike.
Gixxer600R08 Over 5 years ago Location: Santa Rosa, CA
Is 2.25 the only setting ?? can i adjust it to 1.25 ? i have a GSXR-600 2008?
Over 5 years ago Location: Tampa FL
It has 2 holes for adjustment, 1" or 2.5"
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