Thursday, October 9, 2008

yamaha lowering link question of the day from Spain

Q: Hello, I have a yamaha yzf 250 of 2006 and have two questions, the first one:
All that would lower the seat of my motorcycle (in cm) if I mounting
your yamaha lowering?
The difference between the blue and the black, alone this one in the
color? Or also are they of different measures?

There is no difference between the blue and black. Just color.
Your YZF will be lowered a maximum of 4.45 cm = 1.75 inches. Most YZF riders
are simply raising the front forks in the clamps anywhere from .6cm to 1.2cm
to get a very balanced ride.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Magazines from outside the USA

A few overseas magazines sent us their issues featuring the WR250R/X and WR450F YamaLink. One in particular from Down Under is the equivalent of a super glossy, big, feature-packed magazine; think Dirt Rider meets Oprah's Magazine meets National Geographic. Incredibly well laid out and smartly written.

And all their decals are just as cool and huge!

Thanks to Fi and all the magazine reviewers!

how do I set sag?

Question of the day is one we get often. A fantastic site that easily explains sag is at

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

yamaha lowering link question of the day from Joe

Q: Hello,

I recently purchased a yamalink for a WR250R; I haven't actually bought the bike yet :) How much can I expect to lower the seat height with the link and slipping the tubes up in the triple clamp?

A: The rear of your WR250R will be lowered approximately 2 inches. As for the front....

One of the misconceptions is that there needs to be a 1:1 ratio of front and rear for a bike to be balanced. But changes to rake/trail affect geometry at a different rate than changes to the rear. With the WR250R, the front forks can be raised a maximum of 1.25 inches, but that is not necessary. Almost every R and X rider is raising their forks anywhere from 6 to 18mm (1/4 to 3/4 inches) and getting a very balanced ride without oversteer or headshake or slow steering. Of course each rider will fine tune based on personal preference.

unbelievably useless trivia of the day

A rider from New Zealand sent a follow-up email. Her email signature read "cats have 26 facial expressions, of which 23 are negative and intended to let other cats know they are willing to fight."


Monday, October 6, 2008

super simple question of the day

Q: Does your YamaLink use oem-size bearings or will I have to search for a replacement should the day come I need one? Thanks.

A: Every YamaLink uses Yamaha factory size bearings, seals and washers. While every YamaLink comes with a convenient grease zerk, you can rest assured any local Yamaha dealer will have or can get replacement parts.