Posted March 02, 2001 - 08:26 AM
I bought a pair of handlebar mount caps and turned them upside down underneath the handlebars and installed longer bolts. This has raised the handlebars another inch allowing me to move the forks up 1.5 inches. I believe the geometry is the same because I have set the sag down 1.5 inches also.
Has anyone tried this with satisfaction or am I just wasting time..
Posted March 02, 2001 - 08:46 AM
JJ from WA - 99 WR; WR timed, EKN Needle, Scotts stabalizer, Scotts triple clamps, Pro-Tapers, Michelin S-12's, Terry Cable hot start, MSR Raptor clutch lever, Moose skid plate, Works frame guards, Acerbis Pro Rally guards, Renthal MD-soft grips, Factory Effex graphics, YZ IMS seat base, YZ Factory Effex seat foam and gripper seat cover, YZ rear fender
Posted March 02, 2001 - 11:28 AM
i think you're a star! brilliant!!!
when the green flag drops the bullshit stops!
i've dropped the forks through 18mm
but in my case i made the rear end as hard as i dare & then took 1 1/2 " out of the rear subframe.
go back only 30 days to "jack it up" by Taffy. note I mention that i could have welded the front mount lower (next to the shock mount).
is it difficult being gifted! would you talk us through it.
Posted March 03, 2001 - 04:12 PM
I know the question sounds rhetorical.
I am trying to speak for the typical guy that wants simple solutions. I can't afford to spend the time or money to re-weld the subframe or make some new bar mount. So far this took me about an hour and $20.00. Why over-engineer it if this works just as well?
Posted March 03, 2001 - 04:52 PM
Posted March 03, 2001 - 11:07 PM
i am geuinly impressed. if you know me at all you'll know i love the poorer riders "i did for £2 what you did for £20".
i welded the frame myself & the aerosol primar i have on the shelf. the yamaha blue was £5 ($8). the spacers were made for £5 ($8) & the new holes in the triple clamps for the forward bar mounts was £2($3).
we get a lot of questions but not many people start with "i did..."!