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Old 12-08-2010, 03:54 AM   #1
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Hi new guy here. Just picked up an 82 suz GS850L, anyone know where i can get a lowering kit for it Thanks
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Old 12-08-2010, 05:41 AM   #2
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A bike that old - that's probably gonna have to be a DIY typee-thingee.

Is the shock direct-acting, or a linkage connection?
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Old 12-09-2010, 02:14 PM   #3
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I dont know the differance
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Old 12-10-2010, 05:48 AM   #4
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Look at the "bottom," or swingarm end of your shock. If the body of the shock connects directly to the swingarm, the only way to lower the bike is to change the spring and/or the shock. However, your shock probably has two "dogbone" shaped metal brackets that interface between the bottom of the shock and the swingarm. They're called "links," and if you have them, they make it easy to change the ride height by shortening or lengthening them. You can find them in any number of lengths on FleaBay. Measure the ones you have, then decide on how low...you wanna go.

Use your head or get experienced help when lowering. There are limits to how low the ride can be and still corner safely or not bottom out. Usually no more than 1 inch, 1/2 inch is a better bet.
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It's an old twin shock design. Hang on, I'll find what you need.
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Old 12-10-2010, 06:04 AM   #6
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You need something like these:

MC ENTERPRISES MOTORCYCLE REAR LOWERING KIT - JCWhitney

These are not for your bike, but I am sure you can find them somewhere.

Try asking at: The GSResources
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Old 12-10-2010, 01:20 PM   #7
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Was wondering if it was dual.
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