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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-30-2002, 07:06 AM Thread Starter
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Question Dogbones

I've heard that dogbones help lower the bike for shorter individuals like myself. My question is "what are dogbones?" I'm a newbie and am in the process of searching for my first bike, so any info or explanation of dogbones would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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dog bones are the pieces that mount at the bottom end of the shock and got up to the linkage for the swingarm. shorter bones= more height----longer=less height.

if you got to a bike shop, look underneathe and you'll see 'em on the shock (all the way at the bottom). they are shaped like bones.


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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-30-2002, 10:08 AM
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there are plenty of "newbie" bikes with short seat heights. the manufacturers realize that the new rider must feel comfortable and in control in order to gain confidence and skills. not only seat height, but not feeling intimidated by the power will make you a better rider faster. throw your leg over some smaller displacement bikes to feel the differences. a good place to start is with the kawi 250.
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