This is perfect for what I needed it for. My brand new bike was way to tall for me and after lowering it, it's perfect. Quality product! And was easy to install.
Vortex Lowering Link
- 13 Reviews
- 17 Questions
Vortex lowering links are designed to keep suspension motion ratios consistent with stock ratios. Lowering links help improve traction and rider confidence.
- Carved from aerospace-quality billet aluminum to precise tolerances and bright-dip anodized.
- Provides a lower center of gravity for better traction under hard acceleration.
- Allows shorter riders to lower their bikes for more confident slow speed maneuvering.
- Made in U.S.A.
These links were just the right amount of drop I needed to feel comfortable on my r6. Shipping was very fast. Installing them was fairly easy. The only thing that took awhile was taking my fairings off to install. All in all they are a great buy. Plan on getting other stuff from motosport.
Got these for a friends bike , installed in no time.He loves them.He's not real tall so it helped him to be able to move the bike easier while sitting on it.
i wasn't sure if the 2" drop was gonna be too much but being 5'7 these are perfect! Dropped the bike beautifully my feet are almost completely flat on the ground. Installation does require about a hours worth of your time as I took the exhaust and lower fairings off for ease but not anything too difficult. Definitely a bang for the buck
Works great and looks great. I had a little more difficult time swapping out the stock link and installing the new Vortex link than what the videos on YouTube made it out to be. BEWARE: the back bottom bolt on my 2014 gsx-r600 has a metal bushing like the other 2 bolts had but inside that were several small pins that fell out and we're a pain getting them back in. Needless to say, my 30 min job turned into a 4 hour job...
I was completely satisfied with the fit feel this product gave to my bike. It was exactly what I was looking for.
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..
Great item 2day shipping, easy 2 install, my vortex isn't up side down... not 2 low not 2 high from stock... *****
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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.