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WTB - Short Paralever Arm

Hi all,

The subject line says it all. I am 6'2" and feel the bike is a little low for me.

I heard a shorter arm will increase the height?


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-X-Triple
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Old 05-24-2006, 08:17 AM
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A recent post says it'll raise the rear about 10mm. I think it could be a bit more, maybe 1". It'll quicken the steering a little with a little decrease in stability (with plenty to spare). The shorter arm that came with the BCRs and the preps is the same one that comes on the GS. It's $80 at the dealer.
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Steve,

What can I say. You are my hero. I'II call up Mad Max BMW.

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I tried to order that same part this week through Secondwind. They were quoting closer to $100.

Anyway, if you end up getting it - I'm curious to know what you think of it...
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x-trip, i'll sell you a stock arm from a GS for $50. i bought it thinking i'd install it but never did because i didn't want to lose the centerstand.
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I have the shorter arm on my 2001 and also the stock center stand. Works fine, although both wheels are still slightly on the ground. To change tires I have to put a piece of wood under the center stand and then use a bottle jack under the engine to get the front wheel off the ground.
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Scot,

I will gladly buy it from you if you still have it.

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Scot,

I will gladly buy it from you if you still have it.

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I should. Will check tonight/this weekend.
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Cool

Scott,

Any Luck?
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Sorry dude. Totally forgot. Here she is.



There's one small scratch that you can see here:



and a scuff shown here:



Otherwise, she's pretty clean. I never installed it, but I guess it's slightly used. I bought it off someone else.



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Hi Scott,

Looks good. Can I install this with normal shocks on my bike?

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That was my intention. Check this recent thread for more.

current thinking on short paralever arm
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x-trip, you want it?
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I will pm you.
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