17" rear wheel?
Posted December 27, 2000 - 11:17 AM
Posted December 27, 2000 - 07:55 PM
Posted December 27, 2000 - 09:24 PM
Posted December 28, 2000 - 08:56 AM
Kind of like a YZ80, big suspension, small tires.
Try to make both tires smaller by the same amount. Look at the overall tire size considering the aspect ratio. I think 20" fronts are taller for the same width, because they have a taller aspect ratio.
Posted December 28, 2000 - 12:45 PM
Posted December 28, 2000 - 05:32 PM
After a ride, you can hang from my inversion bed. In theory, it does wonders. It gives me a headache though.
Posted December 29, 2000 - 09:16 AM
Posted December 29, 2000 - 09:50 AM
To the rest of you..........
Thanks for the input. My dealer called me and the Wild Ride (WR) is in. I will begin to persue your ideas on lowering my ride.
Thanks and Happy New Year
Posted December 29, 2000 - 12:29 PM
if your prepared to spend some money why don't you consider lowering the subframe rails?
when i was roadracing i once used an aerosol foam that plummers use to lag pipes etc. i sprayed it under the roadrace seat & it allowed me to use helpers to bump start the bike. the next year the seats were strengthened. anyway as an aside the tyre used to rub against this foam & gave a clear indication of the gap twixt seat & rear tyre!
ideally you don't want to change a)your suspension or your geometry. so why not look at ways of lowering the subframe?
when i looked at it i thought that it was very feasable. tthe problem is it's an ORIGINAL idea & you'd be on your own!
Posted December 30, 2000 - 04:27 AM
Oooh, sound scary....but I like it. being in Industrial Maintenance I can make anything. This will take some serious thought. I saw my new ride for the firs time yesterday. When I firs looked at it I was amazed how small it looked. Then I sat on it and both feet were 2" from touching the ground. Skinny!!! The bike is real thin. Thanks for the Idea and I will look into it seriously.
Posted December 30, 2000 - 04:31 AM
It could be sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet!
In Thailand, the inversion bed sex is big bucks...unless you opt for a "Thai Sandwich:.
Posted December 30, 2000 - 10:07 PM
It sounds like you are in serious need of some lowering.
Going with smaller rims could be one way to get lower. But the major problem will be getting the right tire sizes, since 17" tires seem hard to get, smaller in width and maybe not capable of handling the power.
It does work for the CR80 which can be purchased with either 17 front/14 rear or 19/ 16 rims.
But I don't think there are any small tire options for the bigger bore bikes.
So even if you wanted to go smaller there would not be tires capable of handling the power. If you know otherwise let me know.
The subframe will maybe only get you 1/2 inch (which is certainly a start) at most and none of this will be a the tank portion.
The good news is that you really don't need to put your feet down when you are flying.
Posted December 30, 2000 - 08:10 PM
Don't worry about not touching the ground all that much I'm 5'7", with a 27" inseam and ride a 2000 WR. I moto from time to time, but mainly race Desert and haven't really had that many problems. When you stop you will have to lean to one side but other than that all is well. Just think when your feet come off the pegs they won't hit anything, including the ground. Several riding buddies laugh at me trying to start it but once it is started that usually stops pretty quickly.
Posted January 01, 2001 - 12:41 AM
Posted January 02, 2001 - 02:12 AM
if you look at the discussion archives to the left of this screen, clark had his sussies lowered in one of those two!
to be honest i wouldn't mind jacking up the rear end & lowering the front o mine as much as possible. i would then need to lower the angle of the seat. i looked at it & thought mmmm! two rose joints (better than magic mushrooms!) in the bottom of the subframe legs & a little heat at the top/or same again with the rose joints to keep it all sweet.
[This message has been edited by Taffy (edited 01-02-2001).]