Got a brand new 2020 XSR900 waiting at the dealer but it's too high, I'm on tiptoes. I didn't know the XSR900 is a full inch higher ride height than the FZ/MT09. Not sure what to do. Suggestions?
They do make lowering links (dog bones) for most bikes. I dont know how they change the ride though. I'd look into that maybe?Got a brand new 2020 XSR900 waiting at the dealer but it's too high, I'm on tiptoes. I didn't know the XSR900 is a full inch higher ride height than the FZ/MT09. Not sure what to do. Suggestions?
Thanks. I saw those and am considering that route, perhaps along with removing foam from the seat.If your willing to sacrifice a bit of ground clearance lowering links with a bit of front end drop would get the job done. Yamaha shows a set that is pretty reasonable. Myself I think I would go this route, leave the front stock and see how you like it. You could have dealer install the links before you pick it up, and congrats on the new ride!
The Rear Suspension Height Adjuster is designed to: Lowers the bike suspension Seat height is 9/16” (14mm) lower than stock Replaces OE rear linkage Easier to reach the ground Recommend dealer installationwww.shopyamaha.com
or get a fat girlfriend....as a bonus it will be much easier to do wheelies with that extra weight on the back!Just get fat! I was sitting on my MT-09 today and have bent knees at a stop. I'm only 6' (32" inseam). I know I certainly exceed the weight for the stock setup. Never realized how much I compress the suspension until today. Lol
Looks like we are living the same life.I had the Yamaha brand 'dog bones' installed and it dropped it perfectly for me... I'm 5'9" and with my riding shoes (not boots) I'm flat footed on all surfaces.
BUT I found the steering triangle/ balance of the bike was off after the lowering... So I raised the front wheel forks about a half inch in the triple tree. Now it's perfect.
My Sidi boots were slightly too big. I got shoe inserts with half inch lift that work perfect, and helped me adapt from Honda 750 to XSR 900it's too high, I'm on tiptoes.