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Offline PapaDragon

CRF250L and rider height
« on: August 17, 2020, 01:20:37 pm »
Hey guys,

Anyone here between 1.7 and 1.73m on a CRF250l?
How do you find the seat height especially when stopped?

Thanks in advance..
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Re: CRF250L and rider height
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2020, 04:26:46 pm »
Rear suspension on the 250L is rather plush - too plush for my 2m 102kg frame. Rear travel is ample at 240cm but it needs to settle on 1/3rd from the top when sitting on the bike to be the correct setting. Measure fully extended height from the ground on a point on the exhaust, sit on it and let someone measure again. it should compress 8cm then.

I did the spacer mod (12mm on one, and 15mm on another CRF250L) to get it right for me.

Now it is perfect.
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Re: CRF250L and rider height
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2020, 05:00:27 pm »
I'm 1.78 and learnt on and rode a lowered 250L and found it extremely accommodating and could easily flat foot both feet, very soft like my DR.

We took the height back to stock and I rode it one more time, didn't notice a difference with my feet on the floor other than the kickstand actually working properly.
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Re: CRF250L and rider height
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2020, 05:55:55 pm »
I'm 1.78 and learnt on and rode a lowered 250L and found it extremely accommodating and could easily flat foot both feet, very soft like my DR.

We took the height back to stock and I rode it one more time, didn't notice a difference with my feet on the floor other than the kickstand actually working properly.

How was the bike lowered Spectaitor? And by how much?
« Last Edit: August 17, 2020, 05:56:32 pm by PapaDragon »
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Re: CRF250L and rider height
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2020, 07:26:55 am »
You wont have any issues at 1.7m I reckon, as mentioned once you sit on it will also drop by quite a distance because of the soft shock
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Re: CRF250L and rider height
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2020, 08:08:02 am »


How was the bike lowered Spectaitor? And by how much?
Was a 50mm difference I believe, A link that replaces the stock one on the bike - not sure what brand but there are a few.

« Last Edit: August 18, 2020, 08:08:29 am by Spectaitor »
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Re: CRF250L and rider height
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2020, 05:06:57 pm »
Hey guys,

Anyone here between 1.7 and 1.73m on a CRF250l?
How do you find the seat height especially when stopped?

Roger, i am 1.72m and touch the ground comfortably, even better than my fugly

Thanks in advance..
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