Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: western north carolina
am over 6',,,have two gen1 klrs
one lowered,, one raised 1'' =both w/dog bones (so far !)
if not off-roading much= lowering will make bike handle better ,easyer to get on/off of, etc..
as my lowered klr (2''est) does run 20/80street tire, is great in the curves !! also pretty good on forest gravel roads ..
would not recomend raiseing the klr 1''...= it runs full knobbies-least 50/50 at times,,,but is great on road ,will not bottom out while off-road,, will not get stuck on down trees (once rideing behind some xr's that where!!!) but get the bike stopped,,an leaning too much/the wrong way,,,over it will go!! is a pain to move ,when off of th bike = in garage..
so if worried about losing ground clearance -yes lowering shock -is the way to go !! =about some $500+ for new lower shock depends on brand..
or just set of dog bones (but does lower ,th whole frame) =$40
if stock type shock is in good shape ,,not many miles/abused = get the bones..
if have the dough,,-an don't want to lose ground clearance-,, get the shock !?!?!?
or could get ,, stock shock rebuilt (raised/lowered) with new spring weight .. and a set dog bones (est $500-)!!!!????.....
Last edited by wnc/mtn=klr; 08-22-2012 at 12:41 AM.