Tony October 20, 2018 at 2:27 AM

Africa Twin Horseshoe lowering link and stand combo

Hi, My lowering link I received looks somewhat different than on the photos and has two spacers included and nowhere can I find in striations as to where they go. Commons sense says at the rear link, but I don't want to assume.

Also, to reduce height, do I lengthen the arms or shorten them and what is the max I can do on a 2017 Honda Africa Twin 1000.


Tony - Cape Town, South Africa

A: Photos are for reference only. Longer links = lower ride height. Our Africa Twin lowering link is capable of lowering the motorcycle up to 4 inches.
MURRAY APPLEGATE October 10, 2018 at 3:03 PM


I am desperate to know if you have received my order for 300 ninga complete lowering kit,as I have no confirmation of my order.i have paid 333 .00 plus freight to new Zealand and no confirmation received as yet,chheers murray.

A: We have rec'd your order and shipped it right away. If you did not receive an order confirmation from us via email, please check your spam.
Mark Wood October 2, 2018 at 9:07 AM

2017 Triumph Trophy SE Lowering Kit

I am interested in purchasing the lowering links for my TTSE. I have been reading some threads that indicate that the front forks will need to be lowered if I use the lowering links, to preserve the handling of the bike. Is this true and how is this accomplished? Thanks in advance......

A: Lowering the front is not required. If you do, we recommend trying 30-50% of the amount that the rear is lowered. The front ride height is easily adjusted by sliding the forks up or down in the triple clamps.
Shawn dow September 26, 2018 at 5:25 PM

2015 Interceptor

The lowering link I ordered
Touches the bottom of the shock and I cannot adjust the link.

A: As indicated in the instructions, rotate the triangular brackets for clearance.
Gary Edwards September 22, 2018 at 4:10 PM

I purchased a soups adjustable lowering kit for my 2013 Honda crf 450 r last week and went to fit it today

My question is are the links meant to move when everything is tightened up
Mine move as the links don't sit flat because the bearing is flanged and not flat like the original dog bones
Thanks Gary

A: Yes, the links, with bearings, are designed to float slightly.
Steve Lilley September 18, 2018 at 2:09 PM


There is not a maximum length specified in you instructions the CRF1000L. Please advise.

A: In our instructions, we refer to that motorcycle as the "Africa Twin". Sorry for the confusion.
Jayson August 5, 2018 at 10:17 PM

Ninja400 Lowering

Will you guys be coming out with a 2018 ninja 400 front end lowering kit as well?

A: Lowering the front of a Ninja 400 should be as easy as adjusting the forks up in the triple clamps.
Michael August 1, 2018 at 5:56 AM


I have a 2013 CF Moto 650NK which I would like to lower. Would your lowering kit for a Kawasaki ninja 650 fit my bike?

A: Unfortunately we do not have any experience with CF Moto's, sorry.
Kenneth Smith July 11, 2018 at 1:25 PM

Returning side stand

I rec'd one response early yesterday to my request to return my side stand. They advised me that there was an attachment to it. I have that and still only the very edge of the foot touches the ground instead of the whole foot like it does on the oem stand. Since then I have sent two emails yesterday, one in the morning one in the evening, with no response. I still want to return it.

A: We've responded to your email, a return is no problem. Sorry for the problem and delay.
Aey July 1, 2018 at 7:42 AM

Honda X ADV

Do you have a plan to produce a lowering kit and a adjustable kickstand for Honda X ADV?

A: Unfortunately we do not. Sorry.
Dick Blake June 17, 2018 at 6:44 PM

lowering kit,

Do you have a lowering kit for a 1996 Triumph Trophy?

A: Unfortunately we do not, sorry.
Jon June 10, 2018 at 7:24 AM

2005 R1

I need to raise the rear end of my bike. Fully threaded in is your linkage shorter than stock? I need a link 5-10mm shorter than stock.

A: We can build a custom raising link for you, please contact us here:
Gino May 16, 2018 at 8:57 PM

Honda CBR650F

Iā€™mtruing to see if you make lowering links for the Honda CBR650F, 2014-present year models?

Any help would be apreciated.

Thank you.

A: Unfortunately we do not, sorry.
Chris Robledo May 8, 2018 at 1:52 PM

2002 955i lowering kit

So after looking at the lowering kit you guys offer, its says its for a single-sided swingarm. My 955 is a double-sided swing arm. The way it reads it will not work for the double-sided swingarm. Just asking for clarification since im looking to lower my 955i.

A: Unfortunately this lowering link is not compatible with double sided swingarm applications.
Dave May 8, 2018 at 11:29 AM

Stiff Ride

Prior to installing your lowering links, I removed most of the preload off the rear shock to get the bike to ride a little lower. Now I have, basically, a hard tail bike. Deducing from other messages, if I dial back in some more preload, my ride should soften back up. Am I thinking correctly?

A: That is absolutely correct.
Sam Zirilli April 13, 2018 at 10:40 AM

Adjustable side stand cbr1100xx

I have raise the rear on my cbr1100xx and need a longer side stand, as the bike now has a wild lean. What is the max length of the adjustable side stand to suit.
Kind regards

A: We can build custom length kickstands. Please contact us here:
Dan Gifford April 7, 2018 at 4:20 PM

Adjustable kickstand

I purchased the lowering link/kickstand combo for my Kawasaki Concours 1000 recently. The rod on the kickstand does not clear the muffler and will be impossible to find will on the bike. It really needs to be 2 inches longer. Is it possible to get a longer rod for this?

A: Sorry to hear of this problem, we have made some changes to this product. Yes, we can provide a longer rod.
JOSHUA L LINDSAY March 28, 2018 at 4:18 PM

dealer sales

Hello, How do I call you for dealer sales?

A: Please contact us here:
ken oneill March 26, 2018 at 5:05 AM

lowering link

hi, i have a 2016 africa twin i want to lower it by 1 to 1.5 inches, how much would i have to slide the forks up , is there a set formula, thanks for your advice, also do you ship to australia?

A: Lowering the front is not required but if you do, we recommend lowering the front 30-50% of the amount that the rear is lowered.
Mark Hoban March 19, 2018 at 1:53 PM

Honda CRF 250 X

Superb customer service, I had a few queries before purchase and these were answered very quickly via email, the item arrived with very fast delivery, from the USA to the UK, and fits perfectly quality item which is obvious as soon as you open the packaging, it may seem pricey compared to normal lowering links but it is so good to be able to adjust to exactly the height you want.

A: You're welcome and thank you for the feedback.
Buck Jones March 1, 2018 at 10:32 PM

2015 BMW #1000XR

Do you do lowering link installations (horseshoe type) for 2015 BMW S1000XR and if so what do you do with the front end to keep the cycle level? I'm very interested in purchasing your lowering link kit.

A: Lowering the front is not a requirement but some people like to try it. If you do, we recommend 30-50% of the amount that the rear is lowered. Lowering the front is usually as easy as adjusting the forks up in the triple clamps.
Mark January 25, 2018 at 5:38 PM

Tiger 2017 800 xrt, dog bones and stand

What is the difference between inside and outside safety switch on adjustable stand, and different dog bone models for my bike?. Live in Us

A: The difference is the way Triumph made them, the switch can be either orientation. The different lowering links are for different ranges of ride height.
Greg Whyman January 25, 2018 at 1:24 PM

securing the lock nuts

I just purchased a set of lowering links for my Suzuki DR650. I haven't installed them yet but had some questions. Besides loc-tight is there a recommended torque spec for securing the lock nuts to the hex body ? My big fear is thinking of those lock nuts coming loose while riding. Is it possible for the hex body's to fall off the bike if the lock nuts come loose ?

Thanks Greg

A: Tighten to normal specs and use loctite and you shouldn't have any problems.
Tom December 26, 2017 at 1:47 PM

2LL-11H vs. 2LL-11 FZ-10 vs. R1

Are the links for R1, R1S and FZ10 interchangeable since they all have the same suspension set up 2015-2017?

A: That is possible.
Pam December 22, 2017 at 6:32 PM

Versys x300

The Versys x300 is about 2 - 3" too tall for me (I'm 5') and have read that the front forks can't be lowered more than about 1/4." Is this accurate? If the bike could be lowered up to 3 - 4" I would definitely buy the bike and order these! Please advise - I'm a Canadian rider and the dealership here doesn't purchase parts from the US so would purchase them myself. Thank you -

A: We are unsure of the amount that the front can be lowered, sorry. We suggest trying the motorcycle lowered 1-2 inches, most people do not need 3-4 inches lower.