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I've had my excellent G650GS(2012) since October, and have felt like the bike should be taller (I'm 6'1").

Been looking through the threads here about seat height/versions and have played with the handlebars, but the seat looks like I've already got the taller version and changes to the handlebars made me uncomfortable.
Today i was going over the bike and found aftermarket lowering brackets on the rear suspension.

I was hoping for some wisdom from those on this forum:
  • Are these linkage brackets a slightly longer version of an original part, or are they an additional part? ie can i remove them and bolt the triangular linkage bracket directly to the spring (i dont think this is the case but not sure).
  • If they replaced a smaller OEM part can anyone recommend where to get standard linkage brackets? or even linkage brackets that give a taller than standard seat height?
  • What will the job involve when swapping the part out? any tips or special tools required? ( i assume i need a spring clamp/retainer)
  • Would there be any other modifications done this bike by previous owners that i can look for? (front suspension?)
  • Can anyone please share pics of the undersides of their G650GS with standard rear spring linkage so i can see what a factory set looks like?
  • Any other recommendations for setting up the bike ergonomically for best control and comfort?

Such a great bike, glad to be part of the community! Cheers


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No special tools needed only spanners and sockets and torque wrench when refitting .
Small wedge (of wood) under rear wheel to stop it dropping when removing links.
Standard links are the same from 2000 f650gs to g650gs. ( i will look and see if i have a spare set )
It might be stamped on the link how much longer they are ? I looked on Lust site and they are 30mm different to standard.
You chain looks to have tight links in picture.
 

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@anthony thanks for the reply mate, noted . And yep the chain does look a bit kinked! Well spotted, I'm going to give it a clean and lube on the weekend then. Cheers

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You only need the 2 link arms , possibly budget for new bearings and seals with that mileage if they have not been changed or at least re greased.
even better price
 
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