Our reply: You can order direct from our website. As for shipping you have two options, both of which are detailed on yamalink.com
Thursday, August 24, 2017
And our answer was: At 200 pounds you need a much heavier spring for an 05 YZ250. It comes sprung for a 160 pound rider. Having said that, the only YamaLink we make for the 05 YZ250 two stroke has too much leverage for a full throttle 200 pound rider. We do NOT recommend it for you.
The RACE YamaLink unfortunately does not fit your 2005. Only 2006 and newer. I know it sounds odd for the seller of a product to not recommend our lowering link, but in our many years of doing this we know 100% that our 1.5 inch lowering kit is too much for your needs. It'd make the YZ wallow, bottom and ride poorly.
Our reply: Pat, a YZ125 is sprung from the factory for a 145 pound rider. Even WITHOUT a YamaLink you need a much heavier spring to get proper sag at 195 pound rider weight. THEN you add a YamaLink and must go up in spring rate....get a heavier spring either way.
Answer: Our YamaLink RACE for the 2014 YZ250F says RACE on the engraved arm. The non-RACE simply reads YamaLink.
Monday, June 12, 2017
Rich, You need a much heavier spring for your YZ250F BEFORE a YamaLink is installed. The bike is stock sprung for a 155 pound rider. With a YamaLink you should follow the recommendation: Click HERE.
Add 15% to your weight and pick a spring for that final number.
Trail lowers rear 1.25 inches.
Race lowers is HALF the amount of Trail.
Nick, Hi. At 190 pounds you are too heavy for a YZ250 even BEFORE a YamaLink is installed. A YZ250 (two stroke I presume since you did not say YZ250F) comes sprung from factory for about 165 pounds. At 190 before gear and before the YamaLink you are too heavy and have too much sag.
The YamaLink extra leverage requires a heavier spring as stated on the website, the FAQ and the included instructions. On the YZ250 order page that you purchased off of it reads "CLICK HERE: IMPORTANT" and that takes you to the FAQ which covers the spring for leverage: Click HERE
Follow the instructions that came with your YamaLink: reset sag + be properly sprung. It's at the very top of the sheet right after the words BEFORE RIDING. Add 15% to 190 pounds and that is your spring rate. If in between spring rates go for the heavier rate.
Let us know if you need more assistance. Thanks!
Sunday, April 16, 2017
Do you think this sounds like a good setup or if maybe I should dial in a bit less sag? I have not altered compression / rebound."
That's a great question. Our reply is "Hi. With aftermarket linkages like a YamaLink the STATIC sag number is not relevant like it is with a stock suspension setup.
You just need to get RACE sag in the appropriate range based on spring rate THEN dial in compression and rebound.
At your weight I would recommend leaving the stock spring on. Riders at your weight on that bike dial in race sag anywhere from about 98mm to 102mm. And then they fine tune fork height a millimeter either way AFTER settling on their preferred race sag."
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Our reply: Absolutely not. Two completely different bikes and no amount of machining will make it fit or work properly.
Monday, January 23, 2017
Monday, January 16, 2017
Our reply: Absolutely not. That is a total disaster. The stock spring is too soft for 200 pounds and the leverage with the YamaLink makes it exponentially worse. I wouldn't wish that on my worst enemy.
John, total cost for a 2005 WR250F YamaLink is $160 USD and that includes priority mail delivery in the US.
Some riders need a heavier spring due to rider weight + YamaLink leverage. In addition to the information found on the WRF page - "We recommend a 15% heavier spring - unless you're a lightweight - due to extra leverage" - more
info can be found HERE.
The 2005 WR250F is sprung from the factory for a 155 pound rider. We do not sell the springs. Dealers or online vendors are the usual sources.