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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-29-2019, 03:38 PM Thread Starter
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Stock shock link length?

Hey guys I recently bought a 2003 road star and I've been doing some work to clean it up but it's been lowered and bottoms out pretty bad I wanna bring it back up to stock since it has the baron adjustable links just curious what the stock length would be or should I just eyeball it any help would be greatly appreciated thanks in advance

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-29-2019, 06:40 PM
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Nice Bike! I have a set of stock links in my garage, but I won't be home until Saturday. If you don't get an answer before then, I'll be happy to get you that info.
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Welcome from Houston, Texas. Great looking bike, thanks for the pictures. I would raise the rear a little at a time till bottoming out stops. Might need to adjust several times to get it just right. Don't forget to set the spring pre-load first, set it in the middle then you fine tune after you get the ride height correct. Here's a few interesting threads to check out when you get a chance.

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Thanks man when I got the bike it was all stock other then the lowering link and the pipes I haven't done any major mods other then the paint and bars just stripped some of the stock stuff off and cleaned it up right now I'm not riding it bcuz it's cold so I have some time lol and right now it is ride able I just have to dodge big bumps lol but yeah when u get a chance if u could measure from the center of each bolt whole so I can get this thing back up to stock ride height that would be awesome

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Welcome from Houston, Texas. Great looking bike, thanks for the pictures. I would raise the rear a little at a time till bottoming out stops. Might need to adjust several times to get it just right. Don't forget to set the spring pre-load first, set it in the middle then you fine tune after you get the ride height correct. Here's a few interesting threads to check out when you get a chance.



https://www.starbikeforums.com/forum...ms-bike-month/



https://www.starbikeforums.com/forum...ighlight=Yammy



https://www.starbikeforums.com/forum...where-you.html



https://www.starbikeforums.com/forum...enced-you.html



https://www.starbikeforums.com/forum...ature-you.html



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Thanks for the info I have the preload set in the middle right now and it feels like it rides good it just seems like it's too low to the ground so the frames hitting b4 I can get full travel of the suspension and baron even says in the install instructions watch out for big bumps I will admit it looks good but to me it's not worth loosing the handling I'm 6'7" so I definitely don't mind stock height lol

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From center of hole to center of hole on the links it's 11 1/4" for stock.
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From center of hole to center of hole on the links it's 11 1/4" for stock.
Thank u I really appreciate it it's raining today so it's a good excuse to pull the links and adjust them lol i think I'm also gonna convert it to the roadwing shock I've heard a lot of good things about it and i found 1 for $50 at my local salvage yard

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