Lowering Suspension - Rear Shock

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Re: Lowering Suspension - Rear Shock

Post by catcitrus » Tue Apr 05, 2016 4:56 pm

My WR250R is still tall for a trailie--I tried a lowering link and it completely messed up the rear damping(which is marginal anyway). I have a plan (despite local reshimming) to fit the Race tech gold valve kit plus a lowering spacer--they have plenty of experience in the US on this bike. I currently have a great seat concepts low seat and I'm running a Hyperpro "lowering" spring--essentially progressive. Its actually pretty close but I want to get it better if I can. I've dropped the forks through to maintain fore and aft balance line-and I don't see a problem with this as long as it doesn't clash on full bounce as it doesn't change the rake angle or trail.

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Re: Lowering Suspension - Rear Shock

Post by NeilEvans » Tue Apr 05, 2016 6:46 pm

thanks guys for the advice.

the bike is actually a KTM 690 Rally Factory Replica and these bikes are huge for my 32 inch legs...

I know few guys who have lowered the shock professional and the handling hasn't been affected.

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Re: Lowering Suspension - Rear Shock

Post by Crossrutted » Tue Apr 05, 2016 8:09 pm

NeilEvans wrote:
the bike is actually a KTM 690 Rally Factory Replica quote]

Given the value of the bike :unsure: wouldn't it be advisable to go to a KTM specialist
like Patsy Quick or Pyndon for advice?

Not exactly a cooking 690 is it!

(If it's like the one I sat on, the width of the bike adds to the height problem.)

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