Friday, October 31, 2008

2009 yamaha yz250f yz450f

yamaha lowering link product update...

The 2009 YZF links are about done! And there's a big secret you'll have to email us about. It's super cool (that's our 13 year old nephew talking).

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

From Lynn, our WR250R Canuck pilot

yamaha lowering link WR250R install speed record...

Ok, Yamalink is in the 09 WRR!! Took me all of 20 minutes to get the link in, slide the forks, and then another 5 to adjust the sag.

So to cap it all off:

Rider: 5'4" @ 140lbs
Screwed in stock setting of the dial-out of the bottom of the shock. That gained 1 inch.
Installed the Yamalink. Gained another inch.
Slid the forks up 3/4 of an inch. Gained another inch.
Set the sag on the rear shock to 100. Gained another inch.
All said and done: Gained a total of 4 inches and I can touch with both feet easily on tip toes, one foot very steady on the ball. Double up I can touch both balls of my feet with an 80 lb rider.

One thing I notice is the handling of the bike. It corners well and sucks up the bumps easily without bottoming out, even at the lowest settings. When it was stock I found it a bit choppy, but nothing that made me feel like I had to keep my wits up. Once I get the 606's on it'll be much better off road too.

So yay to Yamalink for making this bike rideable for us girls who have no knees!

Monday, October 27, 2008

2009 yamaha YZ question

yamaha lowering link question....

Q: I’m purchasing a new ’09 YZ250F – is there a black link for the ’09? I see only ’08.

A: The 09 YamaLink is in the testing phase, and is a while off. As you know, the 09s are pretty darn new, and we're making sure the prototypes are spot-on before releasing them. The 09 YZF changed their rear suspension so it's making us go back to the drawing board from the 08 and older. Yamaha is slow to release their part numbers for the new stuff, but we have the OEM goods in hand.