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I just installed the Baron lowering link kit# BA754000 from Dennis Kirk. Kirk # 583525 . I wrote up my install in the How to threads. I also tightened the spring preload, two steps from max.

PROS:
Easier to throw your leg over getting onto the bike.

It doesn't lean over so far on the kickstand, and its easier to bring upright :)

I immediately noticed how much easier it was to maneuver the bike around reversing it and using my legs. (huge difference) I feel more stable when I am in gravel moving it around also.

As far as the handling, it still handles fantastic, I haven't noticed anything worse about it. I feel more laid back with the lowered saddle height. I feel cooler now too ;)

I have not bottomed it out at all yet. I weigh 180lbs.
I will test it with a passenger soon.

It looks soooo much sexier! :)

I still haven't scraped while cornering

CONS:
A little bit stiffer ride

More ugly swing arm showing. (people with stock pipes won't notice)


In all i would say DO IT! Just making the bike easier to walk around and easier to upright makes me give it two Thumbs up! :)


-Mega

 

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I just put the same links on mine too. I too love the ride much better. I left my spring adjusted at medium and dont even come close to rubbing even with my wife on the back with me. I have been trying to bottom it out and no luck. I paid $58 at meancycles.com and have zero regrets. Looks way better too. I am sure the ride is probably better with the spring kit, but for now I am very happy with what I got. Not a bad 15 minute upgrade. Great post Mega...
 

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I just put the same links on mine too. I too love the ride much better. I left my spring adjusted at medium and dont even come close to rubbing even with my wife on the back with me. I have been trying to bottom it out and no luck. I paid $58 at meancycles.com and have zero regrets. Looks way better too. I am sure the ride is probably better with the spring kit, but for now I am very happy with what I got. Not a bad 15 minute upgrade. Great post Mega...
Nice, glad to hear it!! The ones I ordered should be here by Friday!
 
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