wr 450 lowering link now available


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  • 450high

Posted February 19, 2005 - 02:59 AM

#1

I have finally found were to get them.Look up mountain motor sports on the web.The claim to lower by 1.5 inch.

  • ddialogue

Posted February 19, 2005 - 07:40 AM

#2

Here's the link:

Mountain Motorsports Lowering Link

**EDIT**
I just read through the details on the lowering link and it sounds good. I then went to the pricing page and DANG....$166?? I was thinking around $50 with no seals but $166? That's RIDICULOUS! :) :) I'm glad I'm 6'2"! :p

  • basicblues

Posted February 19, 2005 - 01:37 PM

#3

I got semi excited when I read that Kouba has a lowering link available for the WR450. A quick trip to the Kouba website only yielded a link to the Mountain Motor Sports website. Needless to say I am disappointed. The over priced link from MMS has already been discussed on TT.

Look at the comments MMS makes about their own products.

[This product is designed for trail riding and not competition.]

[This is not to be used in race application!]

Do any of us really not ride the hell out of these bikes at times although we are not always in a race/competition every minute? If the manufacturer makes comments about their own products like the ones above how can you have any real long term confidence in their product. If a few guys are serious about getting their bikes lowered, maybe as a group purchase one of these links, take it to a machine shop and cut a few to reduce the overall cost. Otherwise its a overpriced rip-off IMO.

  • Indy_WR450

Posted February 19, 2005 - 04:22 PM

#4

I am short and I can barely touch the ground on my WR450. But this thing sounds too scary to try. It looks like it would really screw up the sag and steering geometry as well. :) I think I will just stick to falling over when I lose my balance rock crawling. :) At least the bike is tough enough for crashing! :p

  • SteveWR450F

Posted February 19, 2005 - 07:16 PM

#5

I purchased the link and used it on my bike for a few months. It did lower the bike by about an inch. It was not too hard to change it back and forth between the stock and lower settings.

It made the rear end of the bike pretty soft. Anyone over 225 pounds probably should not use.

In the end . . . I have removed the link. I decided to bit the bullet and send my bike to Devol's to get the bike professionally lowered and revalved for my weight and height. (Cost around $500).

If anyone is interested in the link, I will sell it much cheaper than what I paid for it.

Steve

  • jasilva

Posted February 19, 2005 - 09:45 PM

#6

Indy, I'm short also(5'9") and I cut my seat down. Made a world of difference when I need to dab. I can even kickstart my bike without putting it on the stand now. See here I did have to get the IMS lowboy pegs though to keep my legs from tucking up to far to shift or use the rear brake.

Joe

  • Indy_WR450

Posted February 20, 2005 - 05:04 AM

#7

I can see that you cut away about an inch. Is there still padding left or do you feel the plastic rails on the edge?

  • jasilva

Posted February 20, 2005 - 12:23 PM

#8

I think it may be even more than an inch. I marked it out for an inch but by the time I got done smoothing out my cut with an orbital sander it was closer to 1 1/4". I haven't felt the rails yet, and I've hit some nasty crosscut rain gullies sitting down.

Joe

  • Indy_WR450

Posted February 20, 2005 - 01:46 PM

#9

Thanks I might try that. :)

  • gordybrown

Posted March 21, 2005 - 10:14 PM

#10

Hi,

I just bought a 2004 WR450 for my wife and need to lower it a bit. I would be interested in buying the link from you if the price is right.

I'm an Orygunian too, down here in Ashland.

Did you get yours with the bearings and seals or bare?

Thanks,

Gordy

gordybrown@earthlink.net

  • chiefsfan.58

Posted March 21, 2005 - 11:10 PM

#11

Indy, I'm short also(5'9") and I cut my seat down.

Joe


I find this statement to be very humorous........................ If I were 5' 9", I would be telling people that I was a tall guy! Try being 5' 6.75". Yes that 3/4" comes in handy when mounting my 450 :) :) :p
peace

  • Indy_WR450

Posted March 22, 2005 - 04:45 AM

#12

I find this statement to be very humorous........................ If I were 5' 9", I would be telling people that I was a tall guy! Try being 5' 6.75". Yes that 3/4" comes in handy when mounting my 450 :p :) :)
peace



At 5" 6.75" every 1/4" inch counts! :D

  • Jackazz

Posted March 22, 2005 - 07:52 AM

#13

Chiefsfan kinda beat me to it, but what do you guys consider short? I'm a hair over 5'10" barefoot, with a 31" inseam & I have no problems with my stock height '04 wr450... I can at least touch the balls of both my feet to the ground on level ground.

  • gordybrown

Posted April 19, 2005 - 11:51 PM

#14

Yeah, but what are the other two doing? (edited for taste)

  • Jackazz

Posted April 20, 2005 - 09:00 AM

#15

Yeah, but what are the other two doing? (edited for taste)


:D :naughty:

Usually hugging tight in some spandex shorts under my riding pants. :naughty:

  • drewpeacock

Posted April 20, 2005 - 04:35 PM

#16

Just letting others know that I bought the lowering link and LOVE it! Aside from the rekluse it is the best money I have spent on my 04. I'm around 195lbs and don't really notice much if any difference in handling and I ride anything from the road to tight woods.

  • DIGITAL_SOLDIER

Posted April 21, 2005 - 12:56 PM

#17

I'm the tallest midget alive at a stout 5'10" . I tippie toe around OK on my WR. I actually put a tall seat on it too. The seat compresses down to about the stock seats height but feels 100% more comfy. That shaved down seat made my ass hurt just looking at it. :naughty:

I've found that winters spent drinking beer and eating potato chips has made my legs longer because I can almost touch the ground flat footed, last year I was on my toes. :naughty:

  • launchzone

Posted April 23, 2005 - 05:31 PM

#18

I'm the tallest midget alive at a stout 5'10" . I tippie toe around OK on my WR. I actually put a tall seat on it too. The seat compresses down to about the stock seats height but feels 100% more comfy. That shaved down seat made my ass hurt just looking at it. :naughty:

I've found that winters spent drinking beer and eating potato chips has made my legs longer because I can almost touch the ground flat footed, last year I was on my toes. :naughty:

:D Sounds like you gained weight :D check your sag again :D

  • kootscoot

Posted April 24, 2005 - 08:25 PM

#19

Hi I am about 5' 6" and recently bought a 04 wr450. It's on the tall side for me but manage to do alright. I haven't adjusted the rear pre-load yet. has anybody tried that and what difference did it make?

  • xcracer123

Posted April 24, 2005 - 10:09 PM

#20

I think I would cut the seat down too long before trying a lowing link. That just screws up the suspension geometry too much. As far as the seat being too thin, you should be standing up most of the time anyway! LOL Yeah, I also ride more like Rodney Smith and Scott Summers than Jason Raines. It's hell getting old and lazy! I do think I'll be cutting the foam down though.




 
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