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Old 11-24-2013, 06:13 PM   #1
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When you lower your DR 650,

What affect does the lower center have on offroad handling?
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Old 11-24-2013, 07:32 PM   #2
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My feet are already too close to the ground on an un-lowered DR.
As is the engine. If you ride it off road any consider that ground clearance for the bottom of the bike is minimal to start with.
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Old 11-24-2013, 07:48 PM   #3
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You could just buy a low version sargent seat. There is one for sale in marketplace im selling
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Old 11-24-2013, 09:13 PM   #4
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What affect does the lower center have on offroad handling?
How aggressive do you ride?
What kind of terrain do you ride?

- The suspension travel is reduced.
- The ground clearance is reduced.
- It's easier to dab.
- It's easier to hold up the bike when you stop.
- The bike doesn't wheely quite as easily.
- Climbing or descending can be easier.
- Fording depth is reduced.

I'd try shaving the stock seat down first. An electric carving knife and a belt sander with 60-grit can take off 2" pretty easily.
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Old 11-24-2013, 09:46 PM   #5
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What affect does the lower center have on offroad handling?
By your question, sounds like you may just be getting into off-road riding.

People all over the world are riding street bikes and scooters off-road. The DR will do fine.

Plus, the DR is so easy to lower without spending any cash. Try it out and see how you like it. Easy to reverse if you don't.
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