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post #21 of 26 (permalink) Old 12-12-2012, 12:08 PM
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I hope you're going to get a lighter spring.
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post #22 of 26 (permalink) Old 12-12-2012, 12:11 PM
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Because the 250 weighs almost 50lbs less than a J model

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post #23 of 26 (permalink) Old 12-12-2012, 02:59 PM
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I weigh 227lbs naked, I don't think they had that kind of weight in mind when they built these, I assume the stock spring would be enough. I'm a little heavy for the stock spring on my GSXR's.
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post #24 of 26 (permalink) Old 12-13-2012, 01:15 PM
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I just picked up my first bike; 2007 250r. The first thing I noticed was how bouncy the back end of the bike is, and I'm fairly light (~150lbs dressed). I saw this modification and the first thing that I noticed, and liked, was that it raised the rear up a bit. I love that look (I like the more aggressive look). I read the link that describes the rake/tree and all of that and my question is this: does raising the bike/rear 2 inches like this drastically change the handling of the bike? If so, what are the negative side effects?

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post #25 of 26 (permalink) Old 12-13-2012, 03:24 PM
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depends on how hard you push the bike

<-- not an expert

but my understanding that nose down = easy tip in but less stable mid corner, which can lead to other handling issues.

I plan on putting lowering links on to get the bike back close to stock height.
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post #26 of 26 (permalink) Old 12-22-2012, 05:42 PM
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Went to lower the bike back down to stock height using some Soupy's lowering links and ran into a problem, the links hit the spring.

Pushed the old bushings out of the stock links, then ground them down to create giant spacers with a washer behind it. This is a "test" checking clearance, I continued to grind after this until the link was parallel.
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