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Post  xr honda to the max on Sun Jun 15, 2014 1:56 am

my 2004 XR is quite high , for the bush for me to touch the ground and all , l seen some links some time back but can't seem to find them
What would l need to do also if l lower the rear , lower the thriple clamp as well ??
Any tips are welcome for l need to do some thing , l added a clarke tank more volume of fuel and l purchased a new seat and foam from seat concepts which is a bit higher then stock seat but much better
thanks mike from northern ontario
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Post  xr honda to the max on Sun Jun 15, 2014 2:05 am

l seen lower kits on ebay which one have you purchased or one which you think will be the best for my needs . l see the street bike XR's lowering kits l beleive this is what l need for my needs , mine will be a bush warrior not on the streets
Any links for ebay or a store would be great
Also if you have done this mod what other mods are required to make the bike stable or work together front and rear suspension wise
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Post  Mad Frosty on Sun Jun 15, 2014 9:05 am

The front is easy just drop in few mm's in the tripple clamps , the rear can be sorted by the lowering links kit , there is a bad side to this mod and that is it will affect the geometry of the bike slightly so it will ride differently but you can live with that and its better than falling over because you can't reach the ground .
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Post  Mad Frosty on Sun Jun 15, 2014 9:08 am

BTW lowering links are easy to made , just take the OEM ones out to a workshop and have them machine you new pair to your spec , ( keep in mind that there are limitations to how far can you go  BRP smile  )
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Post  Mauser on Sun Jun 15, 2014 9:19 am

Drop in a 17" rear wheel will help loads or even a lower profile tyre (Tire) can help and have the seat modified...along with what Froooties suggest  Bump 

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Post  Mad Frosty on Sun Jun 15, 2014 9:24 am

Every little helps if you little  Bump 
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Post  Mauser on Sun Jun 15, 2014 9:54 am

I'm only 6'~1"... well I was probably less now as you shrink as you get older lol.

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Post  xr honda to the max on Mon Jun 16, 2014 2:05 am

thanks for the replys , any links on this forum which teachs this mod . l looked on the search with no results .l am only 5 foot 8 and a light rider at 155 lbs ,in the rough or slow area l have promblems with keeping bike up right some times .l like to touch the ground . Any links for a lowering kit or supplier for the kit ay sudjustions are welcome
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Post  fullchoke on Fri Aug 29, 2014 12:58 am

Did you get your bike lowered? I'm very interested in your result. Thanks

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Post  xr honda to the max on Mon Sep 01, 2014 1:54 am

FULL CHOKE , l didn't try too this mod yet , l had some serious bad luck at the beginning of the season , lost my 2004 xr blew crank and all , so l purchased a xr 03 model . l was looking for info and seen some where about a link at the swing arm area l was going to purchase at the time . The triple tree theirs isn't much drop one can perform. The street bike guys install smaller rims and a link at swing arm area , was wondering if another shorter rear shock and a shorter link would do the trick . l will doo something for next season and search for a better ride height for my needs
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Post  fullchoke on Mon Sep 01, 2014 4:13 pm

I have ordered a rear link, a softer seat foam that I plan to shave, and will be getting higher bars. Then I will lower the front to match. I plan to only use the bike offroad. I like to do a lot of single track and exploring. So if I can't feel good on it after lowering it, I'll go back to my xr500r. I'll post here how it turns out, but it might take me awhile.

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Post  xr honda to the max on Mon Sep 01, 2014 9:32 pm

l have a couple xr 500 r and their the correct height for me , l have trouble at low speeds in the rough with the 650r a little too high , post your results as for the thripe tree drop not much can be done as its a step diameter fork tube . the other day l seen a ktm 510 cc four stroke it was correct for my needs but not a HONDA
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Post  xr honda to the max on Mon Sep 01, 2014 9:33 pm

FULL CHOKE where did you find the link send info
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Post  Andrea XR-Italia.com on Thu Sep 11, 2014 3:48 pm

I modified my shock fork, where with a simply rotation of a bush, I can decrease the seat lenght of 1 inch





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Post  Mad Frosty on Thu Sep 11, 2014 7:18 pm

Good system nice
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