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Is there any way to make my seat height taller? I am 6'4" and I feel like my 2001 CR250R is too small for me. My neighbor has an 06 and his bike feels alot better size wise. Is their a razing dog Bone or some way to make my bike taller without just getting a high seat? Maybe an extention for the shock to pick the back end up just an inch or two?

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i cant think of anyway to raise a bike besides getting a larger seat, its good that you feel its small though, easier to manhandle that way

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It is! But I feel like it looks funny because I am so big, I see pictures of myself on my bike and it looks dis-proportionate. I am just doomed. The only bike that I ever had that Fit me was my XR650L those things are HUGE. Haha

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I understand. I'm about your size. I have a tall seat, tall bars, and I just ordered some pegs that are lower. Funny that I outweigh the bike. Makes me feel almost like a BMXer. :smirk:

I wonder about raising the rear of the bike. That would tilt it forward, making the steering angle more vertical. The steering would probably be quicker in the corners, but you might get some head shake when going fast...?

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I understand. I'm about your size. I have a tall seat, tall bars, and I just ordered some pegs that are lower. Funny that I outweigh the bike. Makes me feel almost like a BMXer. :smirk:

I wonder about raising the rear of the bike. That would tilt it forward, making the steering angle more vertical. The steering would probably be quicker in the corners, but you might get some head shake when going fast...?

ha, i have ridden BMX my entire life and just recently got into riding off-road and i struggled with the same problem but got my bike dialed in. Everyone gets on my bicycle and is like "jesus dude, this is a limo!" i have all the biggest parts and it fits well. but back to the moto problem, i need to somehow get this thing up in the air. i moved my forks down and it helped a little but can you tell me some parts you got?

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The only way I know hot to raise a bike is to get a taller seat and taller bars. It will make it feel like the whole bike is bigger. My brother is about your height and when I ride his bike, it feels like I'm driving a tractor trailer.

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The only way I know hot to raise a bike is to get a taller seat and taller bars. It will make it feel like the whole bike is bigger. My brother is about your height and when I ride his bike, it feels like I'm driving a tractor trailer.

That's awesome. Any ideas for parts? The reason I asked about the dog bone was because I know they made ones for th XR's and I didn't know if they had them for the CR's

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I have the tall 922-01 Twinwall Renthal bars. Check out Rocky Mountain ATV for their 30mm handlebar riser.

Sorry, I don't know where my seat came from (might be an SDG), but I bet your local upholstery shop could put on a custom piece of foam and staple your seat cover back on.

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I'm 6'-6". The tallest, straightest bars are Renthal RC High. They will make the biggest difference in opening up the bike. You'll love them.

The stock top clamp mounts the bars way back in your lap. A top clamp that allows for a more forward bar mount position will also help open up the cockpit. I'm using an old Protaper top clamp that allows up to 18mm more forward bar mount position, like this one. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/01-Honda-CR125-CR-125-Triple-Clamps-Pro-Taper-1-1-8-Top-_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem45fa082bdaQQitemZ300547582938QQptZMotorcyclesQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories

I prefer a stock seat because the bike turns better than with a tall seat.

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I'm 6'-6". The tallest, straightest bars are Renthal RC High. They will make the biggest difference in opening up the bike. You'll love them.

The stock top clamp mounts the bars way back in your lap. A top clamp that allows for a more forward bar mount position will also help open up the cockpit. I'm using an old Protaper top clamp that allows up to 18mm more forward bar mount position, like this one. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/01-Honda-CR125-CR-125-Triple-Clamps-Pro-Taper-1-1-8-Top-_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem45fa082bdaQQitemZ300547582938QQptZMotorcyclesQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories

I prefer a stock seat because the bike turns better than with a tall seat.

do you think the RC high's and a handlebar riser will be too high? most of my height is my upper body.

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do you think the RC high's and a handlebar riser will be too high? most of my height is my upper body.

I would try them without risers first. If you go too tall, the front end will have a disconnected feel between the tire and the bars. A top clamp like the one I posted earlier will be more effective than going super tall with the bars. You really need to move the bars forward as much as you move them up. This will make the transition from sitting to standing much easier.

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Being 6' 9" I know a bit about being cramped on a bike.

Lower Fastway pegs.

Higher seat

Rox speed risers so you can rotate the bars forward as well as come up giving more room in the 'cockpit'.

Using those risers you are also not trapped into just the bend on the highest bar you can find.

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The bars are usually preference anf you have to just find one that feels comfortable to you. The seat I don'y know how many brands make them but my brothers is a Ceet. He swears by it.

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do you think the RC high's and a handlebar riser will be too high? most of my height is my upper body.

Most of my height is in my legs, but I'm happy with that combo. You should be standing most of the time anyway, right?

The Tusk risers are about twenty bucks, so hopefully that isn't too expensive of an experiment...

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Most of my height is in my legs, but I'm happy with that combo. You should be standing most of the time anyway, right?

The Tusk risers are about twenty bucks, so hopefully that isn't too expensive of an experiment...

no thats defiantly reasonable for me to try, thats what i was thinking, 20 bucks is no big deal

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I have got alot of comments about my 01' being "small looking".

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I have got alot of comments about my 01' being "small looking".

Me too! I don't know why but it looks and feels really small.

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My wife keeps looking at me and saying that it's "small looking"...

Wait... Umm... What were we talking about?

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I would try them without risers first. If you go too tall, the front end will have a disconnected feel between the tire and the bars. A top clamp like the one I posted earlier will be more effective than going super tall with the bars. You really need to move the bars forward as much as you move them up. This will make the transition from sitting to standing much easier.

I agree with this. I have a Tag top clamp on my CR, it gives a lot of flexibility with bar placement. Even at my 6'1" height the cockpit always felt too cramped with the stock top clamp.

I'm currently using CR High Bends, but my next step is to try a flatter bar like the Pastrana FMX bend (since I ride woods).

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