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Old 05-01-2013, 10:11 PM   #1
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I have a ktm 250, and I barely tip toe, how can I lower it?
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Loosen the triple tree, and dial up the rear shock. Retighten triple tree after lowering the front.
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I've seen people that could only touch one boot at a time ride fine. A good pro-motion kickstand may help as well if you're not tall enough to "cheat"
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Does your bike have the PDS shock with no linkage? I assume so.

Look up the X-bushing from Synergy Seals.

It lowers the bike some, replaces the heim joint which tends to wear out and add play, and makes the shock more progressive. It wasn't that difficult to install if done patiently. I was not patient and broke the tap while threading the hole that sets the set screw.

I also have the KTM low seat. It is a firmer seat and I feel it didn't lower much over the OEM seat. I'd suggest shaving yours, if you feel like getting closer to the ground, rather than purchasing the low seat.

as mentioned above, you can slide the fork tubes up in the triples. I have gone as far as making the tops of the forks touch the bars. It felt fine that way, but I have pushed the tubes down since then and feel the ride characteristics have been much improved.

LINK to X-Bushing: http://www.synergyseals.com/

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Loosen the triple tree, and dial up the rear shock. Retighten triple tree after lowering the front.
Whatever you end up deciding, don't do this. You can add inserts in the forks to take out some travel and lower it. This is about the only way to properly lower a dirtbike fork.

Unless you are riding very technical terrain that demands you be flat footed a lot to help with holding the bike up, like rocky terrain, I would advise learning to ride it as-is, perhaps with a shaved seat.

Try at all costs to avoid changing the suspension to lower the bike.
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Whatever you end up deciding, don't do this. You can add inserts in the forks to take out some travel and lower it. This is about the only way to properly lower a dirtbike fork.

Unless you are riding very technical terrain that demands you be flat footed a lot to help with holding the bike up, like rocky terrain, I would advise learning to ride it as-is, perhaps with a shaved seat.

Try at all costs to avoid changing the suspension to lower the bike.
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If all you get is one tip toe, you are GTG.

Like I said in the other thread....I have a 29: inseam and can easily handle a 38" seat height with properly set up suspension.

It would benefit you to buy brush guards, GOOD ONES.

Like these
http://www.highwaydirtbikes.com/HDB_Shop/

Guy who owns it is a rider, stand up guy. Superior product.
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