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    Lowering my DR350?

    My husband and my kids feet barely touch the ground on my DR350, personally I love the height, but I got to do what I got to do!. So, this is most likely directed to Bikepilot, thought I'm sure many of you will chime in too as he just knows so much about this it seems, plus I've been anxious to post something as I haven't in a while!

    So, what am I going to need to buy and do to lower this bike a couple inches, but keep in mind I'd want to be able to reverse back to original too.?
    thanks!
    dne'
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    What would you do to eliminate the rear fender? It looks to just unbolt, then make holes for a new attachment? or just leave it alone?
    "if you don't know where you're going, any road will get you there!"

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    To lower it, the typical way of going about it is to install koulba links (sp?) and slide the forks up in the triple clamps. That should give you about 2" or so, just take care that the front tire won't hit the underside of the fender when the forks are fully compressed.

    If its just a temporary thing to teach them to ride you could just run way too much sag in the rear and slide the forks up in the triple clamps and perhaps shave some foam from the seat.


    For the rear fender, there's no harm in leaving it, but if you want to get rid of it you can re-mount the plate bracket to the fender just under the tail light. To have the plate lit you'll need a new tail light lens that's clear on the botom (a DRZ400SM one would work I think). If you remove the metal bracket under the fender it will save a fair bit of weight but the fender will be a little floppy and you'll loose the helmet lock.

    Here's what I did to my 350 (mostly because I was missing the plastic part that hangs down).





    I have a DRZ400SM lens on the way from Mr. Tucker and will let you know how that works
    Josh

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    http://www.koubalink.com/drinstall.html

    There was a guy selling a #3 link on maximum-suzuki.com for $50 not long ago
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    still haven't got that yet?
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    at least not as of 7am this morning
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    hmmm...I mailed it regular USPS last tuesday...should be there any day now
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    Thanks Josh! I just emailed the person that may have the Kouba link. It doesn't say sold, but I wrote him just the same. It looks to be like a nice site, but breaking the ice in a new site isn't much fun.
    thanks always!
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    I was tempted by the kouba link, but didn't have an good reason go get one and only just managed to restrain myself
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    50 bucks you may spend elswhere!!
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