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Gear shift adjustment with boots on, trouble shifting gears

Have brought new o8 wr250. just setting bike up etc...can not seem to find happy position of gear lever with boots on. tried a few postion but just not comfortable standing or sitting when changing gears. can anyone recomend after market lever or swival pegs etc that will suite husky or a modification. can anyone help with suspension set up, factory setup a bit stiff, i weigh 85kg, with gear, currently have all adjuster backed off but have been told suspension will losen up.have around 250km on bike. any advice would be appreciated. any other set up tips, settings, engine performance, appreciated, thanks david, TAMWORTH, NSW, AUSTRALIA.

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The dealership should be able to help you there. Often the shift pedal from an earlier model will work well. The factory changes things in a effort to improve the product but some changes are not as good as intended.

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  • tombones Mar 11, 2009

    I forgot to mention suspension. Yes, suspension will loosen up after awhile. Right now you could soften the ride by letting some air out of the tires. Not so much as to make the bike squirrely to ride but enough to soften the bumps. Keep the chain lubricated and check the slack in the chain often the first 1000km. Chains stretch the most when new. For safety, set the front brake adjuster to be softer than the back brake. Too much front brake can wind up as end over end wrecks ( endos ). Don't screw with the factory engine settings. Plugs, air and fuel settings and timing are just as they should be from the factory. If you want to change the idle speed then do so.

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