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I'm wonder what those of you who have added lowering links to your bike think about them? Did it change the ride , handling , ground clearance, etc. too much?

I'm 5'10" but short-legged & can only touch tip-toes when I sit on the TTR. Climbing on & off can already be a challenge sometimes & if I add a rack/bag to the back fender, then swinging a leg over (from the ground) will not be possible.  



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You sound about the same size as myself.

When i first sat on a TTR unlowered I found it too tall and bought a Serrow (XT225), however a year or so later having gained a lot more confidence I came accross a really nice TTR which was fitted with a Kuba lowering link. Straight away I liked it as the height felt right and I bought it. The bike rides absolutly fine.

I have resisted the temptation to put a bag or rack on the rear fender as I think it just gives more height for when getting ones leg over.

One tip for climbing on and off the bike is to use the footpeg, put your left foot on it and then swing your other leg over the bike.

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Thanks for your insights, Colin.

 

Once I get going it's all fine but eventually I have to stop! Think I might add the link to "the list", but somewhere near the middle.

I don't have any immediate plans for a rear bag or rack but I'm finding that there seems to be alot of overnight rides happening around here where you need more than a day bag, so it started me thinking.

Been using then left peg as a step up a bit already as sometimes there's no other way to get on the thing!



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The Wolfman tank bag looks a neat bit of kit, its been well written about on a recent thread.

For tools I use the Wolfman front fender bag which has been a success freeing up my rear fender and with the added bonus of not having to drill into anything as it hooks around the fender, it is easily transferable between bikes and can be remove prior to power washing the bike. 



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colin13846 wrote:

The Wolfman tank bag looks a neat bit of kit, its been well written about on a recent thread.

For tools I use the Wolfman front fender bag which has been a success freeing up my rear fender and with the added bonus of not having to drill into anything as it hooks around the fender, it is easily transferable between bikes and can be remove prior to power washing the bike. 


Wolfman Enduro tank bag and front fender bag - exactly my setup Colin!

Bumbag less straps go in the tank bag along with spare gloves etc.

21" inner tube, tyre levers and tyreseal aerosol in fender bag.

Plus I run a headlamp bag where I stash my Slime compressor wink

Brian



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