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I had a request from a guy who is short in the leg (his description!) to try a lowered TTR.

I fitted a lowering link, wound the rear shock spring off just a tad, reversed the handlebar clamps to allow the front forks to be dropped up through by 21.3mm, and fitted a sculpted lowered seat. This achieved a new seat height of 812mm - just a couple of mm higher than the Serow smile

Next job is to fit a shorter stand as it stands about upright on the current standard one blankstare

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I think it may have been cheaper (and lots easier) to buy a pair of "built up" boots for the rider. biggrinbiggrin

Has ground clearance been severely compromised, thinking of one or two of the ravines called lanes in Devon? confuse

Martyn



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I'm a newbie, in the sense that I have:
- just bought a TTR250 (having carefully researched the optimum bike - with soft suspension - for an old fart like me with a bad back),
- just registered for this excellent forum,
- and haven't ridden off road since I was a teenager;
I bought the TTR to go green laning with my sons, who are 10 and 8, and have respectively PW80 and PW50 trail bikes. The first thing I found was that the bike was too tall for me. I have a 29 inch inside leg and could ride it, but only just, and was barely touching the ground with both feet on tip toes. I bought a Koulalink lowering kit, and hey presto, 2 inches has made a huge difference.
Good piece of kit.

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LMAOO I RODE MINE AROUND WITH A ROD WITH BOLTS THROUGH IT AS THE SHOCK IT WAS A HARD TAIL DIRTBIKE IT WAS CRAZY LOOKIN LIKE A APOCALYPTIC HARLEY LOLLLLL I HAD THE SHOCK THO U CAN GO LOWER THAN UR KNEECAP AND THE ROAD ISSSSSS BUMPY SON

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mines down to 830mm seat hight sitting under it's own weight..
at the standard hight I put it down a few times stoping on uneven ground
was just a bit to tall on anything but flattish ground...



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I dropped the TTR twice on our trip to the Flinders, both times I was stood still but could not touch the ground, I find the TTR not too bad, I'm 5'6"& can tipy toe with one foot !!! But the WRR is another story as I really struggle with that bike, ok when I'm moving just becomes a problem when I stop

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BUT I HAVE THE FENSER SAG AT 16 INCHES THIS BIKE IS GREAT FOR TALL RIDERS

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I WISH YOU DIDNT HAVE TO SAND THE KNUCKLE A LITTLE B4 YA LENGTHEN THE SHOCK AND I DONT HAVE A SHOCK LOOT DOES TOTALLY TTRS HAVE A UPGRADED SHOCK OR A STOCK WR SHOCK OR SOMETHIN BECAUSE I LOVE THE CUSTOMFAB OPTIONS OF THIS BIKE THE WR250 CAN ISA MUST I WANT BLACK AND I NEED EXAUST WRAP


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Dan- you make some valid points!

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Cubber wrote:

I think it may have been cheaper (and lots easier) to buy a pair of "built up" boots for the rider. biggrinbiggrin

Has ground clearance been severely compromised, thinking of one or two of the ravines called lanes in Devon? confuse

Martyn


Hi Martyn I used to go to school with a few lads who had them and they were called platforms smile 



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I sometimes ride with a 5ft guy who rides a KDX200 or his KTM450. He has 1 inch raised soles on his SIDI crossfire boots. I always just wonder about the extra weight on your foot.

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