Do they make a Raiser Suspension kit?
Posted June 12, 2006 - 02:33 PM
Posted June 12, 2006 - 03:28 PM
Anyway, I have been thinking about this as well, with all the bikes getting smaller and smaller! I think there would be lots of money to be made.
Your best bet is to ring up some real good suspension shops such as enzo, rg3, procircuit, racetech ect, as these are the ones that make the parts for the suspension.
I have never seen any extended shock shafts or fork tubes, but I don't see why they can't do it.
Posted June 12, 2006 - 03:31 PM
Posted June 12, 2006 - 04:08 PM
Regarding your question, I've never seen any off the shelf stuff to make your suspension sit higher. I know there are companies that make extended swingarms for minibikes. That would raise the height of the rear. But then you'd need to do something about the front.
Posted June 12, 2006 - 04:30 PM
1. Replaced fork & shock springs with the proper spring rate for my size & riding type. See Race Tech's website for a spring rate calculator. I also had the suspesion revalved and it made a huge difference on my bike.
2. Guts Racing Tall/Hard foam - 1.5" taller than stock and it doesn't sink under my weight. With stock footpegs my knees have less than 90 deg of bend when seated.
3. Applied Racing upper triple clamp moved my bar mounts 10mm forward, Thumper Racing 1.5" bar risers moved the bars forward 1.5" and up 1.5", I run ProTaper Enduro Hi bars and can stand all day long w/o any low back pain. The bar risers made the biggest difference by opening up the cockpit - my bike feels like a Harley-Davidson to anybody else because my bars are so far forward and high.
4. I lowered my footpegs ~1/2" by cutting the barrel - not sure if that's still an option on latter model bikes or not - similar to Fastway low boy pegs. The additional leg room was nice until I kicked an unseen rock and thought I broke my foot - my pegs are at the stock height now..... I don't worry about my toes nearly as much any more.
5. Buy some riding boots!!!!!!
Posted June 12, 2006 - 06:05 PM