Hello all. I recently bought a CT from a chap who had added Jack-up links to the rear and a Honda lowered seat. He said that he wanted to sharpen the steering etc. I'm sure it's achieved this and although I don't really have a problem riding the bike at this height, I would prefer to put it back to standard height.
I find the standard seat more comfortable (but it's too high for me with the jack up-kit on too!)
It makes the bike lean a little too far on the std length side stand.
Going back to the normal seat will give me even more leg room.
Anyway, enough waffle.
I have the original links and standard seat and although I'm not a numpty in the garage, I'm not a mechanic either.
I assume the process is...
Put bike on Centre Stand
Remove Exhaust Link Pipe and the Shield.
Support Rear Wheel
Loosen Bolts plate bolts
Tighten Bolts etc.
Should I be backing off the shock preload completely?
How much bother is it to locate all three bolts on the plate holes?
Should I take off the rear wheel to make things easier?
What are the correct torque settings for the three plate bolts?
Would someone please help me to get my head around this before I get on with it.