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Old 01-02-2013, 04:47 AM   #1
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WR250 - need some views

Dear all,

I'm an airhead rider who is looking to better my dirt confidence and skills. I am thinking of getting a WR250 for this purpose and would like some views as to how appropriate this bike will be.

I have a concern about the height of the bike, I have a short inseam and can barely tiptoe one. Is it possible to lower one and if so by much?

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Old 01-02-2013, 05:45 AM   #2
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Do some reading, it has all been said already:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=329337
http://wr250rforum.forumotion.com/
http://rickramsey.net/WR250R.htm
http://rickramsey.net/WR250Rmods.htm#lower
http://www.wrrdualsport.com/tech-gui...15-lowering-r2

You can lower it approx 2". The first inch is free (see last 2 links above) by lowering the shock and dropping the top clamp. The 2nd inch requires a Yamalink (dogbone).

Edit - I assumed WR250R/X
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Old 01-02-2013, 05:55 AM   #3
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Wr 250? F? R? X?
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Old 01-02-2013, 04:30 PM   #4
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Reckon a X.

Dual sport tires will be on it for hard pack trails. Not off-road.

Read about the Yamalink. Will be an essential mod.

Thanks fellas
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Old 01-02-2013, 08:44 PM   #5
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Had it over 2 years

I ride the x & stand at 5'4''.
Keep mt-21 on both ends.
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