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Old 08-04-2013, 04:22 PM   #36976
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welp, I did 12mm to start off.. we'll see how it goes and then I'll drop it more if need be.

as an aside, when we're doing the front fork lowering (i.e. raising the forks through the TTs) where are you guys measuring from? the fork itself is gold but at the very top there's a small silver cap (?). Do you guys measure from that or from where the gold starts? Sorry for the extremely noobish terms btw haha

good job with that DIY stand btw, seems like us shorties always need to just 'find a way' haha
Not sure it matters, just make sure both forks are the same. I raised mine 3/4", based solely on conjecture after reading everything I could find, as there are no hard guidelines anywhere. Mine was lowered with the shock only, no Yamalink.

I'm pleased with the height and the result.

FWIW I haven't heard much positive about the spiral seat. Hopefully it works for you.
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Old 08-04-2013, 05:21 PM   #36977
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Anyone else ever stall after a cold start?

I have a 2012 wrr, with 3,000kms on it... all the power mods, fmf pipe, programmer etc.

Recently (past 2 weeks or so), if my bike sits for a few days without running, I will start it up, it will idle for a few seconds and then die...

If I rev it up slowly and warm it up like you would an older bike it is fine once warm... but this has never happened before.

Any insights?
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Old 08-04-2013, 05:37 PM   #36978
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Not sure it matters, just make sure both forks are the same. I raised mine 3/4", based solely on conjecture after reading everything I could find, as there are no hard guidelines anywhere. .


If you need it Low.............. push them as far as they will go. (OJ reference )
I actually rode for a year without the link, and just put one on before my July Colorado ride this summer. I had to pre load the rear spring more because the link softens the rear suspension characteristics, and it didn't feel a whole lot lower to me when I was all done. I added a click to the compression damping too.

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Old 08-04-2013, 06:25 PM   #36979
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FWIW, for you guys lowering a bike. I didn't lower my WRR but I have lowered many of my wife's bikes. I generally put an "angle finder?" http://www.globalindustrial.com/p/to...FZBaMgodUDgAKQ on the flat spot on the seat with the bike streaght up, before I lower the bike, take a reading, then lower the rear. Then slide the forks up in the triples till it is back to the original seat angle. That way I know it was lowered the same front and back and the frame geometry is the same as stock.
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Old 08-04-2013, 06:36 PM   #36980
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If you need it Low.............. push them as far as they will go. (OJ reference )
I actually rode for a year without the link, and just put one on before my July Colorado ride this summer. I had to pre load the rear spring more because the link softens the rear suspension characteristics, and it didn't feel a whole lot lower to me when I was all done. I added a click to the compression damping too.
yup, just found this out, after I installed the Yamalink I backed off the preload about as much as I could go and sitting on it now (with the Yamalink + stock lowering) it definitely sags more than before. I thought I'd need a lighter/softer spring but I think I can live with this stock one with the Yamalink

edit: I weight ~ 135lb no gear
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Old 08-04-2013, 07:53 PM   #36981
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In the search for metal bash plate serenity now...Adhesive back gasket material sheet on the inside of my flatland skid plate keeps it prptty quiet. It insulates between the frame and absorbs resonance noise. We'll see how long it lasts but has held up well enough so far.
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Old 08-05-2013, 04:37 AM   #36982
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[QUOTE=jon_l;22026810]Not sure it matters, just make sure both forks are the same. I raised mine 3/4", based solely on conjecture after reading everything I could find, as there are no hard guidelines anywhere. Mine was lowered with the shock only, no Yamalink.


Posted this before, but FWIW. I'm about 5'6".

I dropped my forks a full 2 inches by adding a Tusk 30mm bar riser (Rocky Mtn ATV). I had dropped the rear at least that much with a Moose 1.75" knuckle and the stock lowering. So far I love the handling. The steering is quick, and there is nary a wobble in corners or at 60+ mph. I doubt I will ever bottom the front end. The bike has a Corbin seat and the original kickstand.
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Old 08-05-2013, 05:33 AM   #36983
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I was responding to pookguy88 who did shock lowering + Yamalink and raised the forks 1/2". Based on this thread, 1/2" seems less than most people do. 5/8 - 3/4" seems more the norm.

I did mine last year, and am pleased with the seat height and the handling.
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Old 08-05-2013, 12:52 PM   #36984
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1/2" seems ok for now, I'll try experimenting with more later

just finished adjusting the chain, seems that after the stock lowering adjustment and yamalink the chain tightened up (probably because the Yamalink extends the swingarm a bit) so just loosened it a bit, good thing I checked!
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Old 08-05-2013, 01:06 PM   #36985
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IMS gas tanks?

I'm about to pull the trigger on an IMS 4.75 gallon gas tank. Is everyone happy with theirs? Are there better tanks? I'd like to hear the good and bad now, as opposed to after I get the thing. Thanks!
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Old 08-05-2013, 01:08 PM   #36986
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kickstand foot?

Oh, what about a larger (area, not height) foot for the kickstand? I'm tempted to take off the stand and just weld a larger piece of metal on the bottom. Is there a pre-made part for a reasonable price?
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Old 08-05-2013, 02:04 PM   #36987
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I'm about to pull the trigger on an IMS 4.75 gallon gas tank. Is everyone happy with theirs? Are there better tanks? I'd like to hear the good and bad now, as opposed to after I get the thing. Thanks!
I had the 3.1, then went to the 4.74 over the winter. So far I've put about 1500 miles on it and it's just fine. I got the blue one and after a couple of crashes it has some nice gouges in it, but still working great and no leaks. Nice not being the one that has to worry gas all the time. Got a few friends with the same tank, and not problems after 1000's of miles.

Only "close-up" I could find.

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Old 08-05-2013, 02:25 PM   #36988
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I had the 3.1, then went to the 4.74 over the winter. So far I've put about 1500 miles on it and it's just fine. I got the blue one and after a couple of crashes it has some nice gouges in it, but still working great and no leaks. Nice not being the one that has to worry gas all the time. Got a few friends with the same tank, and not problems after 1000's of miles.

Only "close-up" I could find.

4.75 all usable without tipping bike over??
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Old 08-05-2013, 02:50 PM   #36989
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I'm about to pull the trigger on an IMS 4.75 gallon gas tank. Is everyone happy with theirs? Are there better tanks? I'd like to hear the good and bad now, as opposed to after I get the thing. Thanks!
My 4.75 has been great. I obtained mine used in a trade for my Safari. If you ever get out of the house again let me know in advance and I will make a point to ride the WR to a TWT Tuesday night so you can have a close up look at it.
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Old 08-05-2013, 03:11 PM   #36990
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My 4.75 has been great. I obtained mine used in a trade for my Safari. If you ever get out of the house again let me know in advance and I will make a point to ride the WR to a TWT Tuesday night so you can have a close up look at it.
I thought you had a safari. Ordering a blue one tonight. Wanna head to New Mexico in the coming weeks to beat the heat for a few days?


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