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05 WR450 Seat height

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Will adjusting the shock adjuster on a 05 WR450 have any impact on the height of the seat? i am trying to lower the seat by about an inch or so...any suggestions?

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Will adjusting the shock adjuster on a 05 WR450 have any impact on the height of the seat? i am trying to lower the seat by about an inch or so...any suggestions?

Don't use the shock to lower the seat. You'll throw the suspension way out and the bike wont feel good.

If its only an inch, then shave the seat. I had mine lowered professionally 1.5 inches. It made all the difference in the world.

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If its only an inch, then shave the seat. I had mine lowered professionally 1.5 inches. It made all the difference in the world.

Agreed.

Lowering links are dangerous.

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Agreed.

Lowering links are dangerous.

Why ? I was was going to install the lowering link from Mountain Motors over the winter, others say they love the results and their bikes handle better. bob

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why is a lowering link dangerous ? I it feels more stable at high speed ,then it did

before . plus this link is built better then stock.what is unsafe about it? the swingarm does not bind or hit thru it's new range of motion . put my forks down about a 1/2 inch too . :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused: I have no clue where your coming from with the unsafe thing . heck what is more unsafe not be able to touch the ground ,and crashing or having a bike setup to fit you and being in control of it?

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I wouldn't say that lowering links are "unsafe". I would say that dialing in the suspension would be quite a bit different. You would not get the same results.

If you are just a playrider, then it probably doesn't matter (but why would you have a wr450). However, I like to ride long and hard, usually till I can't ride anymore. I like to go over tough terrain and to challenge myself. Deep whoops, sand, rocks and soft hill climbs are the best stuff to ride in. I want to feel that I got my ass kicked at the end.

I am getting better and demand more and more out of my bike. Therefore, my suspension must be spot on. I think its even more important than the pipe you may have. I had mine professionally lowered and I don't bottom out and the bike isn't bouncing all over the place. But I'm about 215lbs (and growing!)

Get the link if you must, but be prepared to outgrow it.

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how do you lower a bike without changing the suspension geometry ? answer you don't ..... no matter how you lower a bike it's not the same as it was ....

but my bike handles better now with the lowering link in and at high speeds I get less head shake . the truth be known I don't ramp a bike like I used to. I've change the springs you my weight and I do bottom out on bigger jumps 10 ft + I

weight 210 . this is a woods bike not a motocross . so I need it setup to eat up

roots and rock and smaller jumps . I'm sure it bottomed out on a 10 footer stock too.

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have you tryed the link Maurice ?

No, I haven't tried it. but I am 5-9, 31 inch inseam, 215lbs (give or take a cheeseburger). I do race and ride technical stuff. I need to be able to get a foot down. I made a mistake of riding a ktm which has a lower seat height but higher ground clearance (go figure!)

Given how I ride/race and where I ride/race, I chose to have a suspension shop lower the bike. It was money well spent as far as I am concerned. But I had my forks done also and did not have to slide them up in the tripple clamps.

The bike is now less top heavy and I am a lot more comfortable turning because of it. 1 1/2 inches means a lot. I do notice that I am banging off of the rocks more. I don't think the 1 1/2 inches is the difference. I think I am attacking the rocky sections more agressively.

No matter how you do it, lower the bike. If you aren't racing, try the link and then slide the forks up the triple clamps. Its cheap and fast. After a while, you should have no problem selling the link and then getting your suspension professionally lowered.

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