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Ok i am new to ttr's and the bike is a little tall for me, i have adjusted the compression damping to try and soften the suspension up but its still to tall, will backing off the spring pre load lower it a bit for me? i don't really want to get a lowering link, i have thought about hacking the seat foam but it seems a bit of a waste!



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I doubt if it actually "lowers" the height - it just makes the suspension harder or softer.
Have a look at this link - it tells you how to adjust the suspension FOR YOU:-

Clicky Thingy

Also, have a look in the TTR250 FAQ web pages at the top of the page.

Martyn



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Cubber wrote:

I doubt if it actually "lowers" the height - it just makes the suspension harder or softer.
Have a look at this link - it tells you how to adjust the suspension FOR YOU:-

Clicky Thingy

Also, have a look in the TTR250 FAQ web pages at the top of the page.

Martyn


I just thought if it made the suspension softer then when I sat on the bike it would travel down further then obviously be lower but I dont suppose my actual body weight will make that much difference! the best way maybe to buy a second hand seat and cut in inch or 2 of the foam then put the cover back on, then at least I aren't changing the suspension settings, does anyone know where I could get a seat from? Have looked on eBay and there are some off 125's anyone know if they will fit?

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domski1 wrote:

..will backing off the spring pre load lower it a bit for me? 


 It did for me plus I dropped the front forks about 3/4 inch up through the yokes.

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We did the same as Brian to the front fork tubes plus fitted a Kouba link to the rear (which was quite simple) Worked a treat we can get our ancient creaking bones on and off easily. Backing of the spring preload does nothing for the static unloaded height.



-- Edited by Lin on Tuesday 2nd of August 2011 05:31:13 AM

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Just bought a kouba link so will also drop the forks as far as they will go and see how that is! Thanks for replys.

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You can also space the bars up a bit and get the fork tubes up an extra 6mm or so. Just buy some thick stainless steel washers.... can't remember if they were 8 or 10mm.

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Lin wrote:

You can also space the bars up a bit and get the fork tubes up an extra 6mm or so. Just buy some thick stainless steel washers.... can't remember if they were 8 or 10mm.


That sounds like a good idea, hopefully the link will be with me tomorrow or friday so I will let you all know how a get on!

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Right I fitted the kouba 2 inch lowering link tonight and dropped the front forks just over half an inch and it's perfect, very happy, I can now re adjust all the suspension settings to suit me!

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