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XCF W 250 shock lowering ratio?

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I would like to lower my 2007 XCF-W 250. I've trimmed the seat as much as my ass will let me, and would prefer not using the lower shock X bushing (don't like the idea of trimming my swingarm and shock 2mm).

- I have the stock linkless WP PDS 5018, and would like to lower the rear end by about 1.5 inches. I've heard that a shim of 8mm (5/16") would take me there. Does it sounds right? Would you know the actual ratio?

- If I lower the back 1.5", and only 1" up front, do you guys think I'll see a huge handling difference? Ideally, I would like to only lower the triple clamp 1/4 inch, (compression screw hitting my bars). And shim the fork 3/4".

I like a soft suspention, I'm 190 lbs with gear, with a small fuel tank. I try to ride rocky and technical as much as possible, easy trial kind of stuff.

Thanks alot for your time :ride:

Steve

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- I have the stock linkless WP PDS 5018, and would like to lower the rear end by about 1.5 inches. I've heard that a shim of 8mm (5/16") would take me there. Does it sounds right? Would you know the actual ratio?

1.5" = 38mm

at a wheel/shock ratio of about 2.8 you must install a 13mm spacer

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Thanks alot :thumbsup:

Now if someone can tell me how it should ride with the rear end 1/2" (13mm) lower than the front. That would be awsome!

Steve

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Lower your forks 5-6mm and add another 5-6mm of sag to the rear. This will give you a relative idea on how the change will feel.

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Good ideal. Unfortunatly, the bike is in pieces.

And I'd like to do my suspension while I'm waiting on parts.

Should have thought about this earlyer.

Cheers!

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