View Full Version : Paralever Mod
29-01-2009, 03:47 PM
I got an Email from Hornig yesterday. They advertise a 365mm paralever for the RS model. I see that a standard RS has a 385mm paralever . Has anyone done this mod? wouldn`t it raise the height of the machine, & effect the sidestand?
29-01-2009, 04:17 PM
I have...for the much cheaper option you can use a paralever arm from a GS, it is 365 mm.
I like the mod. It makes the bike turn in a little quicker but does not make it unstable. The height difference is not so dramatic that you will need a new side stand. One thing I noticed is that the bikes wheels almost touch when it is on the center stand.
Try it. R.
29-01-2009, 09:43 PM
I have also installed a Gs paralever. Got it second hand for 75 euro's. Love what it did to the handling. More nimble in the turns. Still stable on the straight. I'm going to weld 1cm shimms under the centerstand (or at least have someone weld it for me)
I find that the tyres do touch the ground when on the centerstand on some (uneven) surfaces.
27-02-2009, 06:44 PM
by paralever you probably mean the reaction joint between the drive axle and the frame?
I know there are even models that you can make longer or shorter yourself by screwing in or out.
27-02-2009, 09:20 PM
Yes you are right. I mean the link between the frame and the swingarm. The adjustable lever you mentioned is as far as i know a very expensive mod
(see link http://www.mv-motorrad.de/lshop,showdetail,3375,d,1235773113-3387,001.1099926225,902,,Tshowrub--001.1099926225,.htm).
Just installing a GS lever is cheaper and as effective.
27-02-2009, 10:03 PM
okay right on!
a friend of mine had this link on his 1150 GS and he said it was a bit more nimble. he is so tall that the increased height is no issue for him.
the cheaper option sounds okay to me, or maybe a little "home improvement" fixing one for yourself? it's a pretty straight forward link....
27-02-2009, 11:23 PM
The R1100RS is in standard trim lower then the GS. Installing a Gs lever will bring the back up about 20mm. The bike is setup more 'on its nose' the seat heigth will be probably be close to that of a GS.
27-02-2009, 11:24 PM
By the way, I got mine from Boonstra from Groningen...
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