Monday, January 16, 2017

Alan weighs 200 pounds and wants to lower his 2004 YZ450F

I just purchased a 2004 YZ450F. I’m 5’8 and 200lbs with no gear. Can you send me a link for which lowering link I need to buy and also Which spring I need to purchase? Also, how do I lower the front? I want this bike as low as possible. Can I ride with the stock spring for a while? Any advice on setting sag with the stock spring?

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 wants to lower a 2005 WR250F, what other parts are required?

John emails from his iphone "Can you send me pics and cost of hardware needs to lower 2005 WR 250F thx."

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.