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Old 02-06-2012, 06:25 PM   #44191
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Michael & other influences - good on you for taking the newbie under your wing and showing her the ropes - she's up on the pegs and wrenching

GCMK - Three cheers for listening to your off-road mentor(s) and not being afraid to fall - the video looks good - now stay on the pegs when the wheels start to slip. If it ever gets back to snowing, doing donuts in the back yard in first gear while you stay standing on the pegs is good for balance - not so good for your lawn.
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Old 02-06-2012, 06:29 PM   #44192
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Ohio road rat put air horns on his. Keeps confusing it with his turn signal and scarring the piss out of everyone.
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Old 02-06-2012, 06:35 PM   #44193
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Can she cut a coil or half of a coil in the mean time to bring the ride height down? It will stiffen the ride up even more but it may solve her other problem until she gets a new spring in it.
Not typically on a rear. The first and last coils are bent flat all the way around where the middle doesn't.

GCMK most bikes are made for riders about 140-160 pounds give or take 20 pounds. Unless a youth bike. Unless you're just plain tiny the spring might be aftermarket or your shock could be stuck. Bigger guys like me have the opposite problem. I always bottom out suspensions. My Dr is acting like a park rider now.
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Old 02-06-2012, 06:41 PM   #44194
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Old 02-06-2012, 06:42 PM   #44195
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I think one of those ah-ooooooogah horns would be hilarious on a dirtbike
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Old 02-06-2012, 06:43 PM   #44196
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Maybe I just need to gain weight? The rear spring appears to be stock, can't find anything indicating otherwise.


other thoughts on sag? Got to admit, this is a little ridiculous.
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We have a TTR125 and the first thing I did was buy stiff springs for it front and rear. It was way to soft even for Kyle and he was about 100lbs then. I should still have to stock spring if you want to try it. I would change the front for sure the stock springs are to short and the factory used 6 inch spacers on top of the springs. With the new springs you dont use the spacers. No mater what you do to the stock suspension on any KIDS trail bike its still going to stink. I have learned that the hard way. Four crf50s, 2 Klx110s, crf150f, and a TTR125. All of them have aftermarket shocks and fork springs.
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Old 02-06-2012, 06:48 PM   #44197
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Can she cut a coil or half of a coil in the mean time to bring the ride height down? It will stiffen the ride up even more but it may solve her other problem until she gets a new spring in it.

We're thinking about shaving the seat, you get a 2 fold benefit, She can touch easier and the step will keep her buns where they need to be and not sliding off the back. Oddly, many pro motocrossers use them, however, the guys who do all the hard core climbing in GNCC and Enduros don't.

Another idea will come at rear tire replacement in finding a tire with a lower profile, may drop up to an inch depending on what's available. The other option would be a lowering link, however this doesn't fix the issue that she weighs half the weight of her bike compared to someone like me who weighs in at about .95% of my 250.
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Old 02-06-2012, 06:52 PM   #44198
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Try there. They normally stock about all major bikes front and rear springs. Mike (mgorman) would be able to tell you about how much sag and such you would need. Im not familiar with dual sport and dirt setups as far as ride height and spring travel. Id imagine you keep it soft enough to use the whole suspension height,but stiff enough it wont bottom out.
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Old 02-06-2012, 06:52 PM   #44199
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We have a TTR125 and the first thing I did was buy stiff springs for it front and rear. It was way to soft even for Kyle and he was about 100lbs then. I should still have to stock spring if you want to try it.

Allan, that'd be great, especially if hers is not a stock spring which I think may be the case. Let one of us know about getting it from you, I can either ride down and pick it up and put it on before the next ride or she can meet you and get it while it's apart.
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Old 02-06-2012, 06:53 PM   #44200
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Thanks, we'd already dug through them, they said go stiffer??

I think her springs not stock
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Old 02-06-2012, 07:02 PM   #44201
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Thanks, we'd already dug through them, they said go stiffer??

I think her springs not stock
Racetech always overstates the spring rate just to forewarn you. But punching in the numbers on the spring rate app would get us close to what she needs. Figure the next size or two down. It should list the stock rate too.

What year is hers? And should I figure at 100 pounds?

For a 2012 its .332 kg/mm front and 6.0 rear stock. Its recommending 5.13 for a 100 pound rider. They sell down to a 4.5. Id try a 4.5 for her. Thats a base ttr-125. Theres a lea and leb model in there, not sure what the difference is. Of course if shes getting a donor stock she can try it. Its just going to be pretty solid. FYI .372 recommended front rate. Id say .35 or just under. Stock should work and be a bit plush once she really hits it hard. Springs go for about 115 a pair there.

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Old 02-06-2012, 07:07 PM   #44202
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Only listed the stock fronts and to call for the rears. I'm hoping to try ALanz spring just to see if the kid who had it before didn't replace it already. If Alan had to go stiffer and hers won't budge more than a half inch, I hoping his stocker will give her the sag she needs.
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Old 02-06-2012, 07:09 PM   #44203
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Racetech always overstates the spring rate just to forewarn you. But punching in the numbers on the spring rate app would get us close to what she needs. Figure the next size or two down. It should list the stock rate too.

What year is hers? And should I figure at 100 pounds?
2002 TTR125L
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The spring can't be stock, there's just no way.

I can't believe a woman my age is actually looking for sag..........
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Old 02-06-2012, 07:14 PM   #44204
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Michael & other influences - good on you for taking the newbie under your wing and showing her the ropes - she's up on the pegs and wrenching

GCMK - Three cheers for listening to your off-road mentor(s) and not being afraid to fall - the video looks good - now stay on the pegs when the wheels start to slip. If it ever gets back to snowing, doing donuts in the back yard in first gear while you stay standing on the pegs is good for balance - not so good for your lawn.
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Old 02-06-2012, 07:14 PM   #44205
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