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How can I lower the seat height of the YZ426F? I am short and have a hard time getting on and off the bike. Thanks

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U may need to replace the hole shoke for a shorter one or u coulod try addjusting u shocki there should be a addjuster on the bottom of the shock if not u will need to replace the shock for a shorter one but they not really designed for that it may not perform as well any more problems im moore than happy to help

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There are lowering kits available. But, your bike is for use as a competition machine. If it is too big for you then get a smaller bike.If you lower the machine it will no longer function in the way it was designed. In other words it will have less ground clearance, so it is a waste of time having this particular model. If you take some of the padding out of the seat and then recover it that should lower the seat height.

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The ride height is determined by a couple of things, the suspension and the seat. If you can, try to find a different seat because lowering the bike effects the handling characteristics so much. Anytime you lower a bike, you reduce the "lean angle" which hampers you when you make turns. If you can't find a lower saddle, you can lower the bike. It depends on what year and model bike it you have. You didn't say. There are companies that make lowering kits for most bikes. Progressive is one of the more popular companies.

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Seat height is a little to high. How can I lower the bike a little or lower the seat height?

Hi Bighoot18, and the usual options are:
1. Thinner less paded seat.
2. Rear shock lowering kit.
3. Shorter shocks.
4. Shorter air shocks.
5. Front fork lowering kit.
6. Low profile tires.
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How can i lower the height of the bike i am on my tip toes

Only two ways you can acheive this. the first is to have your rear suspension modified, or lowered by about an inch should do it. This job would most likely have to be done at a mechanics shop. But is possible.
The second solution, involves lowering your seat height, by cutting about an inch or so of foam off the top of the seat. This job is also best done by an upholsterer, but is a possible aternative to lowering the suspension, get your seat chopped down.

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

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

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Lowering seat on a 2002 yz426f

Sure, take the seat to a upholstery shop and tell them what you'd like to do...
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you could try a little bit smaller rear tire. cheaper than the shocks maybe

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