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Default Lowering a Timbersled kit. And copying the aro a little.

So in the interest of putting my drivers behind the bike a little.
Deep snow performance is my main goal.
Also I want to be able to flat foot on concrete.

Cut and tipped down the front of the frame 2".
Welded a tube inside to bridge the gap.

Cut 2" vertically out of the spindle to level it out.
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Default Lowering a Timbersled kit. And copying the aro a little.

Seat concepts seat is 1" taller than stock in the low point.

2" taller in the wide point.

So many snowbikes are low on the rear of the seat so I thought to avoid this.

It was actually foam and cover from a ktm seat concepts tall that I found locally for cheap and cut down to fit.

At 6'2" i need the peg to seat height for comfort when sitting.



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Tucked up nicely.
12" ground clearance.


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Just curious, instead of trimming the ski spindle, could you have just slipped the fork tubes up a couple of inches?
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Just curious, instead of trimming the ski spindle, could you have just slipped the fork tubes up a couple of inches?
Yamaha forks taper pretty quickly.
I probably could have gotten 1" max.

Plus the skid modification was permanent so the lessened spindle twist forces was a side benefit.
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You get more drag through the snow like that At your height I can't see how you need shorter than stock
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You get more drag through the snow like that At your height I can't see how you need shorter than stock
You tried it?

And noticed the 2" lower made more drag?

You're right I don't need it shorter.
But i do know how low speed mobility suffers when the centerline of the drivers is below the skid plate.

I cant see how higher speeds would have anything but a good effect from this mod in that stuffing the track in a hole doesn't have a vertical approach angle at the front of track nearly stopping forward movement.

(I noticed this on the 800r bike I built)
Especially with a tiny bit of crust. Would almost throw me over the bars.

But the proof is in the pudding I suppose, let me know if I'm way off from your experience.
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