Realistic Expectation for Lowering Seat Height on WR450

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by RealOldDualSportGuy, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. RealOldDualSportGuy

    RealOldDualSportGuy Long timer

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    Using available aftermarket/Yamaha hardware, what might we expect to realize as the resulting seat height on a WR450?

    Old Guy with bad Knees would like to know.

    Thanks

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  2. RealOldDualSportGuy

    RealOldDualSportGuy Long timer

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    Old Song by Ludacris.

    But the question still applies,


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  3. MotoPolo

    MotoPolo So many places, so little time

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    did you ever get a answer to this question - I have similar need
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  4. markk53

    markk53 jack of all trades...

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    The best way to lower bikes like those is to have a suspension specialist (or if you have the skills) put in travel limiting spacers in the forks and shock. It is a common practice on the AMA 450 singles flat trackers, Davey Durrell does a lot of the pro flat tracker work.

    You lose travel, but you get proper suspension action and keep the original geometry.
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  5. MotoPolo

    MotoPolo So many places, so little time

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    thanks - any ideas for replacing the seat itself?
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  6. AZ TOM

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    Seatconcepts low
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