Originally Posted by LanceSA
I installed the Kouba link and dropped the forks 20 mm but then I had to shorten the side stand too. I found that the suspension 'settled in' after a period. With the link lowering the bike 41 mm (claimed, not measured but that feels about right) the side stand was way to high. Ended up taking about 40 mm out.
I had a machine shop turn me a plug that fitted into the 2 halves of the cut side stand but left a central ridge on the plug. So it couldn't slip further into either section. A small weld was then put in place and some black aerosol. Bobs your uncle.
Thanks. My link is the shorter one. I won't be lowering the front either I don't think. It'll have a little more trail in the geometry, though. I believe my suspension had already settled in that I have about 3k km on it with quite a bit off-road.