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Lowering seat on a 2002 yz426f

The bike stands tall I would like to lower it a few inches is it do able?

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Sure, take the seat to a upholstery shop and tell them what you'd like to do...
Good Luck

Posted on Jun 23, 2009

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I would like to lower my sporty by 2 inches,using a thinner seat or different shocks. The stock shocks are 13" is it ok to go to 11.5" adftermarket shocks and is there any complications due to...


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Is there a way to lower the rear of the bike to suit a freakishly short legged rider?


There may be a drag link available that will lower the back end. It is the piece that the mono-shock pivots on. You will alter how the bike handles, so take a look to see if you can loosen the upper and lower triple clamps in the front to drop the front end 1/2 inch to1 inch. this by sliding the fork tubes up. This should keep the ride the same. A Corbin seat can also give you an extra 1/2 to 1 inch of lowering. If the seat is wide you can have Corbin custom narrow the seat (when they build it) so your legs gain another half inch. Your bike also can offer another 1/4 to 1 inch by changing the rear tire. stock size is 110/90x18. See if you can get a 110/80, 110/70, 110/60, etc the lower the second number the shorter the tire on the rim. Again , this may affect the way the bike handles. good luck

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Lower


If it has a mono shock in back there are lowering links you can purchase and install to lower the rear and the front can be lowered by dropping the tubes in the trees or softening up the springs.
I would like to make a suggestion though...
If you lower the bike the suspension will not work as it was designed to.
This is an issue I am trying to overcome with my boy since we have moved to a bigger bike- he can not touch the ground without leaning the bike WAY over. To quote a famous short moto cross racer from the 70's- "they dont pay me to put my feet down". Even I at 6' 2" find it difficult to rest both feet on the ground on some of the newer dirt bikes. But if I do find one that I can rest both feet on the ground comfortably I soon find that I am bottoming out the suspension and riding over the limits of the bike.
This is just my personal opinion... I would rather ride a tall off road bike and have the suspension at hand than ride one thats comfortable at rest and not have that suspension when I need it. Unless you are going to be stopping at a bunch of stop signs then ride it the way it is or get a smaller bike ( maybe a 125).

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Right. If you spin this adjuster so that tension on the shock spring is reduced, the height of your bike will also be reduced (at the expense of having less suspension travel remaining, making it easier to bottom out because of less spring pre-load).

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I need to lower my 2005 Goldwing ... have no idea how to do this.


You may be able to modify your seat by removing some of the padding, and recovering it. Aftermarket seats may also be available.

Very slight adjustments in height can often be achieved by moving the fork tubes in the triple clamp. Note that this will affect the handling characteristics of the bike. This modification is not recommended for safety reasons.

Another alternative is to wear boots with an extra thick sole.

In any of these cases, the difference in height is going to be relatively small -- a couple inches at most. It is important that your bike allows you to feel comfortable, confident, and that you can control it fully at all times. Although it's not a very satisfying solution, the best solution might be to find a bike with a lower standover height.

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I have a suzuki 125 that needs to be lowered.


You can't do much to lower the bike. The expense involved to lower the bike would be about the same as buying a used, smaller bike. If he is close to tall enough you may be able to take the seat and have it made narrower, that will make it a bit easier to reach the ground. If you have your heart set on lowering this bike, look for either a shorter rear shock absorber or a lowering link.

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