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Rear Suspension Lowering Arm

Three sizes to lower your Concours 1.00", 1.50", 2.00" 

From the manufacturer:  "I custom made a new rear shock rocker arm out of 6061 Aluminum billet. I modified rocker arm to lower Concours rear over an inch. On my personal bike, 2004 Concours, I lower 2 ½ inches and also lower front. Now I sit flat footed and sure footed. My bike now handles better now cornering at high speeds but that could also be because I re-worked the front shocks with tougher progressive springs. This new rocker arm is easy to install. If you have a Concours manual, just follow the directions in the rear suspension section. If not just support bike on center stand or other firm platform. Remove 3 bolts labeling them so you replace in same location in new rocker arm. Remove shock and tie rod end from rocker arm. Place rocker on clean table or workspace. Remove dust cover over needle bearings. Inspect bearings, if bearings are ok press out with suitable size drift or a socket works just fine. Apply lock-tight to bearing race and press into new rocker arm same position they were in old rocker. Replace dust cover, position on bike, attach shock and tie rod ends with the bolts you labeled, lower off center stand. Your bike will now be over an inch lower. You will need to shorten legs on center stand because your bike will now be lower to the ground and you won’t need to pick the heavy thing up that high. If you want to lower front you can buy some after market handle bar risers and run the fork tubes up thru your triple tree about an inch. watch your front shock travel. You may need to install heavier progressive fork springs to handle it."

Manufacturer & Designer - Norm Soucy
Marketing Director - Howard Willcoxon Sr

 

Article By: David J. Morrow

November 2006 

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