Your new YZ250FX is great, but it's tall and suspension can always be improved! We've added a grease zerk for quick bearing maintenance whether in the garage or at the races (some FX bearings are bone dry from the factory). Save money for riding, not replacing rusted bearings or broken levers from slow-speed tipovers! We made a small batch of blues and those sold out quickly. Black, though, is what most YZ250FX riders have been asking to ship.
Saturday, December 27, 2014
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Tuesday, December 23, 2014
And to read the ThumperTalk forum discussion about the test, click HERE.
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Monday, December 8, 2014
Our reply: "The instructions that come with your YZ450F 1.5" YamaLink are super simple and give a few options for setting up. At your weight I'd start off with resetting the race sag at 96mm, turn in the rear shock's high speed compression at least 1 full turn and then turn in the rear shock's rebound 2 clicks. For the forks I'd slide them up in the triple clamps about 2mm.
Use that as a base line. Then see if your rear sag needs more or less (example: it could need one more turn for less sag at 94mm). And changes to the front fork in only 1 millimeter increments makes a noticeable change; there is no 1:1 ratio with the rear because changes to rake/trail (the front) effects your 450 geometry at a much different rate.
Friday, November 28, 2014
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Our shipping answer: Yes. International shipping has two options. Info on our website reads:
Option 1: USPS Express International is discounted: $39.95 USD (Canada gets additional $5 refund) & we pay the rest. Average 6 days to most countries & has online tracking. We guarantee every YamaLink shipped Express.
Option 2: USPS Global Priority is discounted: $19.95. There is NO online tracking, no insurance, NO refund if the Global Priority shipment is lost. This option is purely up to the customer. Delivery can take 14 business days or more depending on your local carrier.
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Friday, November 21, 2014
The YamaLink comes with pretty darn good baseline settings and recommendations for a few options for your weight. It's about resetting sag (start at about 96 or 98mm) and sliding the forks UP a few mm, and then you can play with high speed compression and rebound.
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Our reply: Paul, you'll notice the recommended range is 3mm to 6mm. Why? Changes to front alter the geometry at a much different rate than changes to the rear. Meaning: there is no 1:1 ratio.
For the 2003 WR250F you need a heavier spring even WITHOUT a YamaLink. The stock spring is set for a rider about 160 pounds. At your weight you'll need a heavier spring, also, with a YamaLink to achieve proper sag and balanced handling.
The stock spring rate is a 4.8kg. At your weight WITHOUT a YamaLink you need a 5.2kg or closest to achieve proper sag. WITH a YamaLink you need a 5.6kg spring to achieve proper sag.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Friday, October 10, 2014
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
For the 2013 WR250F we recommend a 5.8kg spring for a 190 pound rider without gear. Then reset sag per our instructions. Many find the YamaLink with heavier spring alone makes the front of the WR250F handle tremendously better due to less front wheel weight transfer. You won't be blowing through the travel as easily. I'd set the YamaLink + 5.8kg spring + resetting sag per our instructions BEFORE doing anything to the front.
The stock 2003 WR250F spring is a 4.8kg. At nearly 14 stone you need a spring of 5.6kg to achieve proper sag BEFORE a YamaLink is installed. WITH a YamaLink at 14 stone a spring rate of 5.9 kg or closest is recommended.
The 2012 YZ125 stock spring is a 4.7kg. At 145 pounds without gear + YamaLink the ideal spring rate is a 4.9kg to achieve 1.5" lowering at 100mm sag. If you do not want to get a heavier spring we recommend setting sag at 94mm stock is 100mm) which would give you 1.25" lowering (100mm - 94mm = 1/4 inch less) and following our instructions for high speed compression and rebound adjustments. For off-road and trail riding this setup would be very good. For pure MX we'd put on that heavier spring with a 1.5" YamaLink at 145 pounds.
Hello. Your YamaLink comes with instructions that give you several options for the fork raising. About 99% of riders start at about 12mm and then adjust up or down a few millimeters based on personal preference. It is 18mm maximum that we recommend raising the forks tubes; any more than that and there is a great possibility of wheel vs fender contact. There is no 1:1 ratio of front vs rear lowering because changes to the front effect the Yamaha geometry at a different rate than changes to the rear.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
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Friday, August 29, 2014
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Price will be $150 and include FREE priority mail delivery in the US. Takes about 2 or 3 days for the Kouba Link to arrive in your mailbox.
Monday, August 25, 2014
To whom it may concern: I want to lower my bike as well as continue to be as aggressive as I can(still a beginner). Can you use the regular lowering link with the race link to lower and maintain traction? Please let me know.
Our reply: No, the YamaLink 1.5" (aka the regular lowering link) does not work with the Race YZ lowering link. Just one or the other with the Yamaha's stock components.
Thursday, August 7, 2014
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Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Friday, July 18, 2014
"Hi. Just tried to buy a lowering link off your website but it doesn't allow for shipping adders outside USA. Can you let me know if you ship to New Zealand and how much total? Thanks."
Our answer: Complete shipping and checkout process for non-US Yamaha lowering link buyers can be found HERE: Click.
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Our reply: The 2012 WR450F YamaLink comes with super easy to follow instructions that cover everything from fork height adjustments to rebound & compression fine tuning in addition to the resetting of sag.
Monday, July 7, 2014
At 130 pounds I would stick with the stock spring. But reset sag at 100mm and if that is too soft set it at 96mm. Then follow instructions for the high-speed compression and rebound fine tuning of the rear shock. Then raise the fork tubes UP a few millimeters based on where your final rear sag setting is.
The 98-01 YamaLink is different than the 02-04. If you have a 2001 then order the 98-01, NOT the 02+ newer.
Monday, June 16, 2014
Our reply: Stace, The YamaLink gives an actual 1" lowering in seat height, and combined with the stock factory lowering you get 2" total. Have you done the factory lowering per this tutorial (doesn't take an hour, maybe 15 minutes): http://www.wrrdualsport.com/tech-guide/suspension/115-lowering-r2
Stace writes back: Dan I guess I didn't lower it correctly. .. just softened up the suspension enough so that it would squish down with my weight. With regards to the linked instructions: to lower the seat height, I ultimately want to unscrew the lower shock bracket that the bolt goes through, correct? How much do I unscrew it to reach maximum safety standard? It's not a 1:1 ratio right?
Our final feedback: "Hi. After you take the bolt and nut off, the lower shock block will screw UP toward your black rebound knob. It goes all the way UP until just before the lock nut makes contact with the rebound knob. If you make contact with the rebound knob the knob will not turn. The fewer threads you see between the black rebound knob and the lock nut = more lowering."
Our reply: Let's pretend you confirmed your WR250 is indeed an R or X. By chance is a needle bearing lifting from the opposite bearing when you try to pass the pivot pin through? We pre-greased your YamaLink bearings, but maybe when you took the plastic bearing plugs out a needle bearing became dislodged or moved. Please check to make sure no needle bearing came out with the plastic plug when it was removed to insert the factory pin. If all needle bearings are in the bearing cage then go back to our suggestion of making sure a needle bearing doesn't pop up when passing the pin through.
Jesse writes back: "I have a 2013 wr250f. So Did I order the wrong one? If so can I exchange it?"
We knew it. Our reply: Sure, no problem. Return the WR250R/X YamaLink and purchase a WR250F lowering link.
Our reply: Yes, sag needs to be reset. The included written instructions sent with your YamaLink has the sag range options including fork height recommendations and fine tuning the rebound and compression.
The clevis turns UP after you loosen the big nut and spin that up. Sounds like you have the steps correctly. Your clevis is just super tight it seems. If you haven't seen this tutorial it's a good one: http://www.wrrdualsport.com/tech-guide/suspension/115-lowering-r2
Our reply: Ron, Hello. There is no 1:1 ratio of rear vs front lowering. And as you stated there is not enough room to raise the forks in the clamps 1.5 inches anyway. Each YamaLink comes with instructions covering everything from resetting rear sag, proper spring rate increase for the YamaLink, rebound and compression fine tuning and the aforementioned fork height adjustment.
Monday, April 28, 2014
Our reply: Zero. We do not make a YamaLink for the 1997 YZ250.
Bob, Hi. We sell two versions of the YamaLink for the 2014 YZ250 two stroke. A 1.5" and a much shorter RACE YamaLink. Both are on our website with full description, specs and pricing.
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
It will NOT.
Our reply "Our YamaLinks will NOT fit a 2002. Sorry."
Monday, March 17, 2014
You must be mistaking the 2008+ newer WR250R/X for the 2 inches. Your 2000 WR250F lowering is 1.5" when properly resprung and reset sag: Click for more info.
Our reply: Monique, The new ones have a completely different leverage ratio and lowers the rear 1.5 inches instead of 1.75 inches. We tested both on many local riders, and sent a few out to forum members, and the overwhelming consensus was the new YamaLink was head and shoulders better in plushness, controlled rebound, bigger hit capability and ease of setup with a wider range of sag.
The old and new will fit the same bike, but sag setup and compression + rebound are also completely different. Spring rates will also be different.
Our reply: Joshua, Hello. The 2004 WR250F YamaLink comes with bearings and seals. We have the WRF in stock HERE
You have two shipping options which are HERE
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Depending on what Yamaha you have the spring rate may need to be changed AGAIN to accommodate the YamaLink's extra leverage: CLICK HERE
We do not have a military discount program.
Hello. The only WR426 Yamaha makes is the WR426F, and there is only one YamaLink for the 426. We have changed the website to reflect the F model designation; hopefully this addresses any confusion our website may have caused.
Stuart, No. It depends on the year of WR and if it's a WRF, WRX or WRR. All info found on our page regarding which specific YamaLink fits which WR.
We use a moly bearing grease.
Sunday, March 2, 2014
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Hello. Your stock spring is indeed a 4.7kg. With a YamaLink at your 150 pounds (without gear) we recommend a spring rate of 5.1 or whichever is closest you can get.
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Monday, February 3, 2014
Hello. Our website shows the 2013 YZ250F 1.5 YamaLink is indeed in stock.
If he's an honest 200 pounds WITHOUT gear put a 6.1kg or closest with a YamaLink and then readjust sag. Given the decision for a 6.0 or 6.2 always go with the heavier spring with a YamaLink. FYI, at 200 pounds without gear and withOUT a YamaLink your customer needs a 5.8kg on a WR450 for proper sag.
Hello. Our YamaLink lowers your WRF 1.5 inches: Click HERE for more info
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Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Hi. At 105 pounds the 1.5" YamaLink is what many of our shorter and lighter
MX racers use....but they are using the STOCK spring. With the stock spring
at your weight obviously race sag can't be achieved because you are too
light, but with the YamaLink 1.5 leverage it is spot on perfect!
If you have a spring rate on now for a 105 pound rider the shorter YZ Race YamaLink is what we recommend.
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Sharon, we are located outside Boise, Idaho. The YZ125 YamaLink lowering kit is $170 plus shipping. All the shipping options are found HERE
Hi. You need a heavier spring with the stock setup at 195 pounds to achieve proper sag. At your weight there is no way the YZ250 can be set up with proper sag.
And when you add a YamaLink to your 2002 YZ250 the spring rate needed is for a 220 pound rider to offset the YamaLink's extra leverage. More info can be found HERE.
That customer needs a heavier spring BEFORE a YamaLink to achieve proper sag. The 2005 WR250F is set up for a rider of about 160 pounds. As-is that 190 pound rider will have too much sag, the bike will understeer and will bottom violently no matter how much spring preload is used.
With a YamaLink that 190 pound rider will need a spring rate for a 220 pound rider due to the extra YamaLink leverage. Without a heavier spring the bike will behave even worse than the aforementioned due to leverage and excess sag.
With the forks there is NO 1:1 ratio. Meaning: lowering the rear 1.5 inches does not mean you raise the fork tubes UP 1.5 inches. After resetting sag and being properly sprung in the rear suspension we recommend a starting point of about 4mm to raise the forks. Even if the 2005 WR250 fork tubes could slide up 1.5 inches - which they cannot, not even close - the bike would oversteer and headshake violently. I'd say 90% of WR250 riders are settling around the 3mm - 6mm (6mm is 1/4 inch) adjustment range.
The 2007 YZ125 YamaLink is found HERE.
We ship to the UK daily. Your shipping options are fully explained HERE.
Sunday, January 5, 2014
I recently purchased a Koubalink for my 2013 CRF250X, and I'm satisfied with results. A friend of mine owns a 2008 Yamaha WR250F, and he wants to lowers his bike too. So I "googled" and find your site, but I have some questions:
How much of fork lift over tripleclamps he have to do when install your link?
Shock spring is a complicated science for us, so is possible to leave the OEM WR spring when put your link in place? Thanks in advance, I will report your answers to him!
Our reply: For the 2008 WR250F the forks are raised UP in the triple clamps starting at around 4mm and fine tuned based on personal preference. Just like the Kouba Link, a YamaLink may need a heavier spring to achieve proper sag depending on rider weight. If a rider is close to needing a heavier spring with the stock setup they will definitely need one with the YamaLink's extra leverage to get 94mm to 100mm sag.
1. The YamaLink lower the WR250R 1 inch, the other inch can be achieved by modifying the original Yamaha setting or this is a ‘’Factory Option’’?
2. Then let assuming I lower the rear by 2 inch. Can I lower the front by an inch?...if so? Will it affect original handling?
Answer: The most we recommend raising the fork tubes UP is 18mm. Most start at 12mm and adjust.
3. Finally, do I have to replace the spring with my weight?
Answer: If you need a heavier spring with the stock setup you will need a heavier spring with a YamaLink.
4. Should I consider buying another bike instead?
Answer: That is purely up to you.