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Ride Engineering CRF450L Lowering Arms
Vital Review
The Good

Improves traction, handling, and ability to touch the ground.

The Bad

A little pricy.

Overall Review
Changing a dirt bike’s linkage can do a host of different things to a bike. For motocross, the goal is typically to change the way the bike handles and to modify the shock characteristics. Yet a longer link specifically for lowering the seat height is also an option. That is exactly what we tried on a Honda CRF450L using Ride Engineering Lowering Link. Even if you are average height, touching the ground or dabbing through tough off-road terrain can be a challenge on a normal, full-size dirt bike so lowering the overall stance of your bike isn’t just for short people. The Honda CRF450L has a...
Posted by Klinger on 8/7/2020 8:11am
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Ride Engineering Billet Clamp Set 22mm Offset
Vital Review
The Good

Added comfort and predictability to the front end.

The Bad

Is just one piece of the puzzle to help the RM-Z250 ride feel.

Overall Review
As testers across the board have said, the 2019 Suzuki RM-Z250 has a rigid chassis and unforgiving stock suspension. What some testers don’t agree with is if they can deal with this or not. As the one tester that put down the fastest lap times on the yellow bike in our 250F shootout, I like the bike overall and it really works well when a track is groomed and smooth… But what bike doesn’t? When the track gets rough, the stock KYB fork starts to display an ugly set of traits - harshness, deflection, chattery-ness, and sharp-impact transfer all come to mind. While aftermarket triple clamps...
Posted by Klinger on 5/4/2019 11:10am
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Ride Engineering Triple Clamps/with HPSD Kit
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I recently ended up with a newer model YZ250, in part due to a desire for the higher-quality KYB SSS suspension they're equipped with. Even though the suspension has a great feel, the overall handling still left me a bit wanting. One particular area that I found unsettling was a startling level of headshake. This would most often occur when transitioning from being on the throttle, to braking into a corner or a braking section. How bad was it? I even contemplated selling it and buying a new '16 YZ250F to get that planted, predictable front end feel. Instead, I opted to find a cure that didn't...
Posted by ginger969 on 9/4/2016 1:46pm
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Ride Engineering 2014 YZ250F Linkage
Vital Review
Overall Review
Review and photos by Michael Lindsay and Andre BarbosaWhenever an all new model hits the market, it usually gets the most attention when it comes to aftermarket support. This also includes our attention, as we want to address everything we possibly can with the bike. With the new YZ250F having an all-new chassis, we've spent quite a few hours this year seeing if it was possible to improve on the stock characteristics. After trying a few triple clamp options (which you can check out here), we decided to try out a shock linkage option from Ride Engineering.Ride Eng. Linkage Features:1.25mm...
Posted by ML512 on 5/18/2014 9:48am
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Ride Engineering 23.5mm Offset Billet Triple Clamps
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Reviewed by Michael Lindsay and Andre Barbosa // Photos by GuyBIf you saw our First Ride segment on the 2014 YZ250F then you'd know that we were extremely impressed with Yamaha's latest small-bore four-stroke, but our main concern was whether all this excitement in the bike hold up when we got it back to California. Sadly, the dirt out west is not nearly as tacky as what we originally rode on at Monster Mountain in Alabama, so after putting in some time on the YZF in home territory, we wanted to experiment with a few things we would like to improve from a handling standpoint. After setting up...
Posted by ML512 on 4/23/2014 9:27pm
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