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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-08-2008, 10:04 PM
young-gun-anthony
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i need some advice asap

if im 5'9 should i buy a honda cr125 or would it be to tall? plz help me out here
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 11-30-2008, 11:30 PM
Vintage Tinkerer
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you can drop any bikes suspension by setting the rear for sag...at the top of the shock are two rings to hold the spring on the shock ..the upper ring is a lock ring for the bttm ring...both are thin and have notches....lossen the top ring..then the botton ring ( to loosen the compression tension on the spring)...I set my suspension at 4 3/4 sag...pull the bike up staight ,measure from the fender bolt through the axle bolt to the ground...now sit on the bike and measure the same spot...how far your bike squats is its sag...rule of thumb is 30 % of the rear wheel travel should be in the sag...if your bike has 12 inches of travel your sag should be no less than 4 inches...I set mine for my riding style...bush rider...need it soft to absorb stumps and logs and rocks...if you plan on airing out you will need it stiffer...on the front you can drop the triple trees on the forks....loosen all the bolts that clamp your forks to the trees and slide the forks up...this will lower the bike incredibly...however...doing this will change to geometry of the bike...may become a little twitchy at high speed because as you lower the front of the bike the steering angle at the bottom (tire) get tighter...better for quick turns...hope I got this out rite...good luck and with that new info you could get a 500 down lower..oh ya shave the seat down...works for my vertically challenged buddies...good luck....B
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