WR250R Handling after lowering

This thread is for handling impressions after stock or stock plus Yamalink (or other link). Please note how much front forks were raised and your impressions on handling.

I did full stock lowering of rear shock with 13mm up front. Handles beautifully on the street but have not done dirt/sand yet.

I lowered the rear as much as possible with the jam nut. I gives me just enough extra room to get my feet more stable on the ground. I have a 29-30 in inseam and it was tough at stoplights. I did not move the forks up yet. I'll have to ride in the dirt to see how it handles. On the street I could not find any difference..... I'll post again after that.

I put a Yamalink on mine, plus the stock lowering as well.

I'm 5' 10" and was able to put the balls of both feet down

at the stock height. Now I can stand up flat footed over

the bike and riding, it's much easier now to slap it into

corners. Plus much less chance of highsiding it out in

the tight, steep trails.

I put a Yamalink on mine, plus the stock lowering as well.

I'm 5' 10" and was able to put the balls of both feet down

at the stock height. Now I can stand up flat footed over

the bike and riding, it's much easier now to slap it into

corners. Plus much less chance of highsiding it out in

the tight, steep trails.

Scottmac, did you raise the front forks?

I raised the fork tubes up in the triple clamps by 13 millimeters.

The bike still sits a little taller in the front, about an inch or so from

the factory height. The rear of the bike does feel much plusher going

through the ruts and bumps. I weigh in at around 170 lbs in full helmet,

boots and gear and now I need to get the front compression/rebound

softened up a little to even things out.

I lowered the forks and the rear as far as the factory design will permit. Actually my son did it for me.

I would like it to be slightly lower so I can easily put both feet on the ground. When swinging my right leg over, either on or off, I struggle a little in the dirt. On flat paved surfaces it is fine.

I can not provide much feedback. This is my first motorcycle. Been riding it since March. Only two spills in the dirt so far.Around 400 miles total so far.

I am considering the YamaLink to get some additional drop.

My son, a much better rider than me, says it handles fine. I am in no position to argue with him. I have to trust his judgement.

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