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Old 25 Mar 2013
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Question CRF250L Lowering Kit

Does anyone have any experience with lowering a Honda CRF250L?
Which lowering kit did you use and did you do anything else at the same time?
And what difference did it make to the seat height?

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Hi Beej,

This guy has a lot of information on his website.
Scroll down to find a few links about lowering the bike.
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Hi Petrus,

Yes I had found his website earlier today but would rather not drill holes in the shock to make it lower!

I have found 2 different lowering kits so far but don't know what the differences are between them and they are both around the same price!

A Kouba Link which can be bought from CRF's only...
CRF250L'13 - Kouba Lowering Link: CRFs Only - Your Source For Honda CRF Performance Parts, Products, Accessories and Information...

And a Soupy Link which can be bought on ebay...
CRF250L LOWERING LINK KIT | eBay
CRF250L Lowering Link, CRF250L Lowering Kit, CRF250L Lowering Links, CRF250L Adjustable Ride Height

Does anyone know the differences between them?

Thanks, Beej
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In my opinion, if 1,75" is enough I would go with the kouba.
If you need lower go with the Soupy.
I do think the (needle) bearings on the kouba are better....
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Petrus,

The problem is that I don't know how much lower I need it! As standard I am just missing out on being on point with both feet and if I slide my bum off the seat I get my left toes on the ground.

I think that the Kouba one looks better but don't really know much about this sort of thing! Same price and both from USA so that doesn't make deciding any easier!

mmm...
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As a rider with lowered suspension myself, I also got the CRF250L and found it a just a tad high. When I looked into drilling the lower shock bracket as described in the above link, I found that this would have dropped the seat way too much. I made myself a new lower bracket, it just screws on to the shaft of the shockie, and any decent engineering shop could knock one up for bugger all. I made mine with the hole 4mm higher up, which dropped the seat 20mm, then raised the fork tubes 20mm as well. This makes it much better for my short legs. With that ratio of 5 to 1, drilling the lower mount 25mm (1") higher would drop the back end 125mm (5"), although with the movement in the linkages it wouldn't be that much, but it certainly alter your suspension performance.
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did you ever lower your crf, and if so how did it go ?
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stevenatleven - Still looking at the CRF250L as a potential travel bike but our trip is a few years away so we currently have a DRZ400 which we are going to lower so that we can both use it!
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