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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-20-2002, 02:38 PM Thread Starter
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Question Lowering link(dogbone) for '91 ZX7R ???

My buddy wants me to lower his '91 ZX7R for him. I can strap the front but, i can't seem to locate a lowering link (dogbone) for the bike. Anyone know where I can find one?

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http://www.adjustmenttech.com/

they make them
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Thanks but, we're looking for a shorter dogbone. The setup on that website is nice, overkill actually, for what he plans on using his bike for (soley dragracing). The price is quite salty also for what little there is to the kit.

Muzzy's has shorter dogbones for the 6,9&12...don't understand why there's nothing available for the 7 .

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Lvenumb....................Shorter what!

The "links" should be longer! The stock dogbones are just the right length to maximize "road" heighth for full suspension "compression" and "top-out". IF YOU SHORTEN THE "LINKS" MORE IT WILL CAUSE THE TAIL OF THE BIKE TO LOOK LIKE A STINK BUG!

The longer the link...............The lower the machine will go!

This is the desired affect...........To lower the front by 1.5" while maintaining "full" adjustability and the ability to accomplish the same or more from the rear suspension!

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I ment to type longer...please forgive my ignorance

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No worries.....................

Just from experience............Alex uses the threaded-type on his ZX-12R. On the ZX-6E we use the MUZZY links.

My job is setting the suspensions on the 2 and I SO MUCH prefer the MUZZY links! The links on the 12 MUST be equal or it "will" cause certain types of undesireable actions from the machine.

When a racer launches the machine @ 7500-8500 RPM alot can go wrong. Our job is to seriously mitigate such problems.

It is, although............Your choice!


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i custom made some for my 96 zx6r, not that hard. just get a piece of aluminum, cut it and drill the holes in the correct postition. I ended up getting mine water cut, looks real nice, even better then the stock ones. im thinking of going to the adjustable threaded type.

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They should work fine.............Couple questions though.

1) What type (ie 6061T, etc) of aluminum
2) What gauge (thickness) of aluminum

The type & gauge will determine the overall integrity and longevity of the links.

If you make your own threaded adjustable links you must use the right thread pitches and reverse/standard rotations. Make it wrong and it can be a nasty sight!


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