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Vertically Challenged on the WR

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Ok, time for a new smoker and cannot seem to get thought of buying a new WR250/300 out of my mind.

I ride mostly extremely tight rocky ruty singletrack stuff, with a few atv trails thrown in for good measure.

I had a 2005 GASGAS and loved its lower seat height, I was hoping that the WR might be close, yet it seems 2" taller......:lol:

Anyone had good luck with having ltr or wer do a 1" lowering job on this bike, or has anyone shaved the seat down?

I have a few friends that are not vertically challenged such as myself and they rave about the bang for the buck and the quality of their 2009-2011 WR's......

Or should I just give up and buy another GG?????

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I have an OEM Husky "low" seat that I bought from Motosportz on my 2012 CR 125. It helps a little (about an inch), but you give up some comfort. I'm not sure if they make a lowered seat for the WR 250/300, but the dealer can check the hard parts catalog. Husky's are tall across the model range.

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Be sure to have the correct springs on the bike for your weight and the correct sags. This makes a huge differnce. I had a problem swinging my leg over the back of the bike till I got the correct shock spring. I had to go from a 5kg to a 6kg to get it right. When I first got the bike the spring was so light that I had no static sag when I had correct rider sag. You have to get the correct static sag. Front and Rear. I actually had to go lighter one size on fork springs to get the right rider and static sag numbers I was looking for.

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I think there are quite few vertically challenged out here that have had there suspension lowered by as much as 2". The few I have talked to have been very happy with theirs.

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you can elongated the holes in the lower subframe and loose about 1/4" or so. This with a few other tricks may get you where you need to be. I'm 5'9" and it took me a while to get used to the height of my 300.

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Thanks for the suggestions.

I ride my Aprilia 2008 RXV550 on some really tight rutty/rocky singletrack stuff, yet I do fall more than I should in the tight off-center/balance stuff.

I'm going back and forth between buting a 2011 GASGAS & 2010 WR, yet I really like the WR, especially the pricing lately......!!Smile!!!

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I mostly ride the singletrack in the Ganaraska Forest in Ontario, Canada.. Personally I could never ride a stock height Husqvarna (many friends have stock height Husqvarnas).. Truth be known, I won't even swing a leg over one and sit on the seat.. Because I would be tippy toe on one side and the other leg would be a inch or two in the air.. Not very confidence inspiring.. Being older (49) if I should tip over (much less crash) and break a bone or two.. Not worth the risk for me..

My first Husqvarna was a 2" lowered (modified internally) 2006 WR125 (bought it used fall 2008).. When I threw a leg over it I could touch both sides (about half way between tippy toe and flat footing).. Aaahh it was a perfect fit.. Although ground clearance was a little lower the confidence gained was well worth it (for me)..

In the fall of 2009 I traded it in for a 2007 Husqvarna WR250.. Swapped the front and rear suspension from the WR125 to the WR250 (was done before I took it home).. This is what I currently ride and love the bike.. Someday may get a GasGas but as mentioned the Huskies give the most bang for the buck.. Cheers.. :lol:

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not much i can do with mine. i have 27 inch inseam, on my motard i need to keep the chassis within a certin set up for it to work properly. it has shortened fork travel f & r but even that isn't enough. Ad a lowering link and i am still several inches short. biggest problem is starts. can't a get a decent launch.. any suggestions ???

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Nope going to screw on wooden blocks to the soles of my boots!!! ....smile....

Add thicker soles to your boots! Good luck

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Hi! I cut my seat about an inch. Then just refitted the seatcover. Good for me who,s only 175cm short, but comfort is suffering, so a lower seat with the same softness as standard would be good!

Johnny

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