lowering a wr450

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  • bultaco18

Posted July 08, 2010 - 06:07 AM


hey guys,

what is the best way to lower this bike a few inches ?

if replacing linkage compromises shock performance, i don't want to do that.

i know the flat track guys are lowering theirs.

if i have to get the shock & fork reworked, anyone have a good place that can do this or me ?


  • vvarasv

Posted July 08, 2010 - 03:37 PM


another alternative is to cut a little the foam of the seat...
check this link, they show an example http://www.embarrado...t=19160&start=0

good luck

  • William1

Posted July 08, 2010 - 05:14 PM


Best way (other than seat foam or sub fram mods) is to shorten the forks and shocks internally. Yes, you loose some travel but being able to dab a foot prevents many falls. I have a pal that rides a stock height bike and it is too tall for him, he falls every ride at least once because of it. I never fall like him because I can reach the ground.

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  • panaman

Posted July 08, 2010 - 06:08 PM


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It makes the body grow!

  • ASternad

Posted July 09, 2010 - 07:40 AM


Dicks Racing provides shortening services, as do most suspension shops.

as well look at a Yamlink-

  • bultaco18

Posted July 09, 2010 - 08:38 PM


thx guys for the info.

i did check a suspension shop and they said they can set me up, along with some of the other mods you guys mentioned and i'll be good, thx.



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