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Offline the ruffian

Lowering a DRZ
« on: November 02, 2018, 10:11:11 am »
How easy is it?

I know you will ask why.

A friend of mine wants to buy one but is kortgat...
 

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Re: Lowering a DRZ
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2018, 11:33:26 am »
How easy is it?

I know you will ask why.

A friend of mine wants to buy one but is kortgat...
Buy a DR 650 SE! ;)

The DRZ doesn't have the option of a lower setting on the suspension, as is the case with DR. :o

If your friend is heavy, and you lower by reducing the pre-load on the rear shock, and sliding the forks up through the yokes, the wheels will lock up against the fenders when bottoming out. :o

I suggest you speak to Mike Fuchs, for expert advise and suspension service. ;)

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Re: Lowering a DRZ
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2018, 07:48:16 am »
Iíll pass on this advice, thanks, Chopper ( you are THE man when it comes to all things DR, considering your previous posts on this forum, and your ownership of DRís and DRZ,s in various iterations).  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Lowering a DRZ
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2018, 09:02:50 am »
Willie from Switzerland, not much taller than I am, who cruised down the west side of Africa and back up the east side on his lowered DR-Z 400.

I'm not sure of all he did, but I know amongst other things he got a custom shock (Wilbur ?) for the back and lowered it in the front clamps. He possibly also lowered the seat.



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Re: Lowering a DRZ
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2019, 09:13:24 pm »
You get longer dog bones. Makes the bike lower
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