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Old 08-23-2012, 11:30 PM
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Default How do I raise the rear suspension on '95 F3?

I bought a lowered and stretched F3 (getting a stock swingarm soon; I hate that long thing on there ), and I'm wanting to raise the rear just an inch or two. I already did the front but I took the bike completely apart but couldnt figure out how to raise the rear. Am I just missing something or what? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 08-24-2012, 07:09 AM
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since its lowered, it has a different dogbone link, it will look something like this http://www.sportmotorcycleparts.com/...ring-links.jpg
some have more than one hole for different heights, including stock height, so you might get lucky and just need to unbolt it and re-bolt it in the correct hole.
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Old 08-25-2012, 09:52 AM
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since its lowered, it has a different dogbone link, it will look something like this http://www.sportmotorcycleparts.com/...ring-links.jpg
some have more than one hole for different heights, including stock height, so you might get lucky and just need to unbolt it and re-bolt it in the correct hole.
Everything on it looks stock. The linkage is stock, and I can't find anything that looks like that (in the pic). What would I need to unbolt and rebolt?
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Old 08-25-2012, 11:47 AM
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You should find something that looks similar, if its the stock link then it will only have two holes, if you can't find it, try taking off the tire hugger, if it has one, but some lowering links might not have extra holes for adjustment, in this case, measure the height of the highest point on your seat, Idk the stock height right off hand but a Google search could help you with that, if it does have the lowered link then you would need a stock link to raise it to the proper height
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Old 08-25-2012, 04:31 PM
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The typical way(s) of lowering or raising a bike from the front is raising or lowering the fork tubes in the triple clamps (you should use the advice from a Chilton or other manual) to bring it back to O.E.M. specs. The aftermarket dogbone linkage will raise or lower the bike as (sjona2011) says but if you think everything is stock in the rear then I believe that the extended swingarm may have effected the angle (or lowered the bike) at the rear because of the longer pivot distance from the tire. You will need to find yourself a stock swingarm to replace the longer one you have now which should raise the rear back to stock height! You probably can confirm this with a suspension specialist over the phone. Hope this helps!
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You should find something that looks similar, if its the stock link then it will only have two holes, if you can't find it, try taking off the tire hugger, if it has one, but some lowering links might not have extra holes for adjustment, in this case, measure the height of the highest point on your seat, Idk the stock height right off hand but a Google search could help you with that, if it does have the lowered link then you would need a stock link to raise it to the proper height
Is this the dogbone?
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Old 08-26-2012, 02:03 PM
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I believe that is it, it looks adjustable so definitely aftermarket. but as edp said, if start with getting a stock swing arm, then from there you can see if you can adjust the link to see if you can get the rear to the proper height
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i believe a cbr f4i rear shock will bolt onto a f3 and will also bump up the rear a bit
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