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Rear cushion rod (dog bone) length of GSX-S1000 platform

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Does anyone know the exact length of the rear cushion rod in GSX-S1000 platform? (eye to eye length)
I plan on raising the rear ride height of my Katana without fiddling with the shock length.

L7 GSXR has it's stock length at 142 mm. (part 8)
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The parts catalogue shows that GSXS is fitted with a different part 😕
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Yoshimura sells different length rods for GSXR at : Yoshimura product site : GSX-R1000(17-22)/GSX-R1000R(17-22) - ROD REAR CUSHION
I want to buy an adjustable link like this: GSXR1000 Adjustable Raising or Lowering Link 2009-2023 Pro-tek Suzuki GSXR-1000 | eBay with a range of 133mm - 159mm (eye to eye)

Just wondering if the length range is good enough for GSXS
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Nice, I am getting one too! Would like to raise the rear just a bit as well.
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I received the links as well, but it looks like the link is almost the same length as the OEM one at its shortest setting. @k2t2 - you are right the jam nuts have to be a bit thinner and the srew has to be machined off a bit. But the max it can adjust is maybe another 5-10mm - which should help adjust the rear height by about 10-20mm. If the link goes any shorter, it will probably hit the OEM exhaust tray. I am holding off for now until I can get the thinner jam nuts sourced.
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I thought about the GSXR link plates too, but they interfere with the exhaust support rod at the point where the bottom of the shock is connected. I looked around for other adjustable plates , but no luck. If you do not have the exhaust support rod (if you have after market exhaust) - the GSXR link plates are definitely worth it. This way you can use the link for its intended purpose - to lower the rear since the GSXR plates will raise the rear shock by about 10mm - which should translate to a 20mm increase in seat height.
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