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Hey all, I have a model year 2000 drz400s that sits very low, the rear especially. It looks like all 2000s do from what google shows me. Why is this? I know so little has changed over the years and suspension is one of the things that actually has. Is the rear shock shorter? Linkage different? Anyone know?? I'd like to get the rear up to "modern" or "normal" height, the front I'm ditching for an SM front anyway. All searches I've done return only how to install lowering links to adjust height which obviously doesn't apply... Thanks!
Does anyone know how or of a shop that can lower the suspension of my 2018 KTM 250xcf? For those wondering, it has AER 48 Air Forks (which I really like!) and a link rear suspension - which I also like. But it is a tall bike and I do not like that. So I want to internally reduce the length of travel on both ends to get the 1" reduction. Not interested in changing the links to reduce the rear travel, it has to be done internally (like the forks). I've tried different links in the past on other bikes and it just didn't work. That's because the links used to reduce travel also messes up the rising rate which typically makes it too soft and I'm happy with how my suspension works I just want a lower seat height. In the past with spring forks it was easy to lower the forks, but with AER my local suspension shop isn't so sure. Thanks!
Bought my 2003 Kx 250 from a shorter, lighter kid that had the suspension done by EVO for mx. I budget race woods, and the suspension set up for a 140 lbs mx racer actually does alright for me in the woods as I'm around 165 lbs. The foot pegs were welded higher which I took care of, the forks were way high in the triple clamps which I took care of, but the seat sits much lower than I want it to, I can flat foot the bike with about an inch to spare. I don't really know how the work was done, is there a link or something I can just take out to raise it back up or was the shock cut or replaced with something to fit the previous owner? how do suspension shops usually go about lowering a bike? if its free/inexpensive to fix, I would like to do so, but if it cost any decent amount of money ill just suck it up and keep riding. Maybe its just because I'm used to it, but it seems the rear end sticks better when corning compared to my friends bikes ive ridden. but its just too short. Thanks, Jake
Hey guys! So I bought a SM '05-06. It has bar risers. On attached picture, front chocks seem risen, ie. bike front is lowered, according to attached image which I compared to google images of other drz sm's. Not very scientific and not sure how much, which I would want to know. This is where you come in! 🙂 So: Could someone helpful please provide some measurement for front, so that I can restore geometry by either kouba link-lowering(*) back or restoring front back up? Perhaps how many millimeters from top triple tree to top of front chock tube. How can I see if it has stock linkage, you have any measurements that could help? I will then sag adjust, and see how it feels, and maybe/probably lower it. (*) - I know lowering links have trade offs. I simply want a low seat height drz400sm on a budget, this is what I have to work with. Proper lowering at suspension specialists cost too much for me ($100/hour). Other info: I ride on 100% streets. I will probably cut seat foam. My weight without gear is about 73kg / 160 lb, and height is 175cm / 5'7".