Originally Posted by proTrek
Yes I also saw those four holes on top of the rear shock but when I asked my mechanic he told me that unlike that one hole that rear shock i mounted on the other holes don't have reinforcements necessary to hold up shock. So the solution is to weld some extension on the bottom of the shock!
I see you have terrain tires, what's your experience off road now that he's 10cm higher (weight balance)?
intresting opinion .... I never asked a mechanic
I just did it on my street or on a friens street .... in that old style - if it fails will be obvious that I missed someting
About off road experience? ....
small .... but my luck is that Bucharest is a constructin area for some years and we have plenty of bad roads and with cubic stone .... that looks like a motocross circuit
but it handels very well a hole in asphalt when you don't expect to meet one
Leaving the joke ... is ok, I'm also tall so that's why I raise it ... but when you fall ... you can't stop it ... but that's the weight of the bike which kills you ... is hard to keep it straight ... especialy when you get your tires full with mud .... but overall not much diference .... I control it better .... but now I use enduro tires (those in photo)... with cross tires on street is pure suicide I had problems with turns, tram lines and stability. An much off road you can't do with it .... because is heavy and hard to keep and the height don't seem to change this aspect - I was on woods with mud and I managed to keep it but on heels with mud and lots of turns and I managed to fall
In my opinion it worth the effort to raise it but don't do it too much ... and combine it with softness of rear shock and make it so that on a big shock the chain to be at it's limit not over (avoid to break the chain).
Good luck ...
@snaky-D as marlin.45 said "
To help out all those that want a copy of the KLE500 service manual I have posted it to a free file hosting facility. Just click the link and download
Full clickable .pdf for the '05 bike.
Many thanks to Luuk who posted it over. Cheers bud!
go ahead and click that link ......