How to lower bike.

7 replies to this topic
  • N2BLUE314

Posted April 08, 2013 - 07:46 AM


I have a 2012 YZ450F and I'm 5'8. I can ride the bike fine but it would be nice if I could lower the bike a few inches. Are there any mods that I can do without spending $$$.

  • grayracer513

Posted April 08, 2013 - 08:11 AM


A few inches? Without spending money?


  • ectm3

Posted April 08, 2013 - 10:11 AM


Call the guys at race tech. They will point you in the right direction.

  • CodyWayne718

Posted April 09, 2013 - 12:11 AM


Weird! I was just looking into this for my 2010. I don't mind how tall the bike is but after sitting on my buddies 300 xcw it'd be nice to have it a little lower!

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  • cudenver

Posted April 10, 2013 - 11:59 AM


Don't take this the wrong way but I am 5 foot 5 and my bike is lowered a few inches
And it's perfect for me
But it's expensive to lower the suspension

  • dmg4242

Posted April 11, 2013 - 04:54 PM


I just bought a yz 426. I am 5 foot 4 inches. I have not done any mods to it yet but can tell you experience with my cr250. Take the seat to an upholstery guy and have him shave a few inches off the seat. I will do this with my 426 soon. The difference it made on my 250 was amazing and it cost less then 50 dollars. You could also set the sag.

  • ekulb14

Posted April 11, 2013 - 06:41 PM


only thing you can do for free is shave your seat.
moving the forks up in the tress can get you a little bit lower (will mess with geometry)

if you have 200 bucks you can get a lowering link that will take it down 3in
if you have more cash go get your front springs shortned and suspension re done.

on a side note being 5*8 on a 450 you should be ok, might have to get use to riding a 450 relying more on power and less on your feet.

Edited by ekulb14, April 11, 2013 - 06:43 PM.

  • RacingFlatts30

Posted April 11, 2013 - 10:49 PM


I just recently bought a 2011 yz450f. I'm 5'6 and 120lbs. Adjust the rear sag according to your weight. It did the trick for me. Now I can tip toe both feet. I bought a spanner wrench for like $20 at my local dirtbike shop and it took me like 30 min to set it myself.

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