Vortex Lowering Link

$61.95 - $164.95
$52.66 - $140.21
4.80 out of 5 stars
 
Vortex Lowering Link
Vortex Lowering Link
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  • Reviews (9)
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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.
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Overall 5 out of 5 stars
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Verified Purchaser
Location: Milford, IN
gsxrspeed14
Worth the money

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...

Vortex Lowering Link
Overall 5 out of 5 stars
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Verified Purchaser
Location: Kenner, LA
Dreamer
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
Overall 5 out of 5 stars
Top 250 Contributor
Location: Kailua Kona, Hawaii
unclebikerboy
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..

Overall 5 out of 5 stars
Location: Beaumont,Tx
BJ23

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

Overall 3 out of 5 stars
Top 1000 Contributor
Location: upper marlboro,md
dover

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.

Overall 5 out of 5 stars
Location: Kissimmee, FL
WhtR6
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.

Overall 5 out of 5 stars
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Bonified
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
Overall 5 out of 5 stars
Location: Grand Junction, CO
SLMex9
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!!

Overall 5 out of 5 stars
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Location: Houston, TX
Mexican
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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Bootsie Over 10 months ago Location: kansas
How many inches will this lower the bike and do i need the stock bearings? 06 R6?
I'm just wanting to know how much lower the bike will be and do I need to use the stock bearings from the stock links. My bike is a 2006 YZF-R6 (not the R6S)
MotoSport Staff Expert
Over 10 months ago
MotoSportExpert
Once your make/model/year is entered a drop down will appear showing how much it will lower your bike. For the 2006 Yamaha YZF-R6 it will lower it 2".
Matt 1 year 10 months ago
I have a 9 inch stretch will I need a shortened kickstand with these on a 2012 zx10?
MotoSport Staff
1 year 10 months ago Location: Portland, OR, USA
MotoSportExpert
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 5 years ago Location: tx
Front and rear?
will this lower the front and rear?
MotoSport Staff
Over 5 years ago Location: P+RTLAND
Drewski
This will mainly lower the rear. For the Front, normally you have to adjust your forks down
barako Over 5 years ago Location: stanthorpe,Qld
If i buy this lowering links,does it go in pair?thanks again!?
MotoSport Staff Expert
Over 5 years ago Location: Portland, OR
patrick77
Most lowering links have 2 pieces, so depending on your bike the answer would be yes.
barako Over 5 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 5 years ago Location: P+RTLAND
Drewski
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 5 years ago
DOES IT LOWER THE FRONT AND REAR OF THE BIKE?
MotoSport Staff
Over 5 years ago Location: P+RTLAND
Drewski
it would mainly be the rear.
LILSPARKY Over 5 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 5 years ago Location: Portland, OR
patrick77
No. To lower the front end you adjust the forks in the triple tree, no kit needed.
xicano805 Over 6 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 6 years ago Location: Portland
Nate675
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 6 years ago
Do i have to extend my chain?
MotoSport Staff
Over 6 years ago Location: Portland, OR
Drewski
You shouldn't have to extend your chain any.
mcallistersa Over 6 years ago
How much does it lower the bike?
MotoSport Staff
Over 6 years ago Location: Portland, OR
Drewski
anywhere from 2-4 inches depending on the bike.
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