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I was looking at the Ride Engineering lowering link, and read a review on it for a KX, still looking around for more reviews. But does anyone have experience with one? It seems like it would help a bit, because rite now my bike is not uncomfortable, it just feels a little weird. I dont want it for bling, I want it for performance and comfort. So is it worth every penny?

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Are you looking to lower your bike?

If you are, there are better and cheaper ways of doing that.

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Well yea, but help the rear suspension.

Help in what way? is there a certain problem you are having with the way the bike handles?

Is the free-sag and race-sag set correctly on the rear shock?

Your bike from the factory is sprung for a rider of about 150 lbs. If you weigh too far from that (more than 15 lbs.), you may need to respring your bike.

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Well it needs help through rough sections, the back kicks bad and whoops. Ive tried lots of combinations with clickers, and sag is set.

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I haven't heard of any issues with the YZ rear suspension that requires changing any link parts.

Generally, kicking is caused by a lack of high speed compression damping, the rear spring too soft, or too much race sag.

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Well im about 165 without gear. Spring?

Yes. I would start with springs appropriate for your weight for the shock and the forks. You will be suprised how much it changes how your bike feels.

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At 165 your stock spring is good. Set sag first and then dial in the comp and rebound.

But a suspension link with more leverage helps with the rear end being more planted on high-speed braking bumps and gets more traction under power. Be sure to reset sag after putting on any new suspension component.

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