426 TOO TALL!! suspention help please


6 replies to this topic
  • pontala

Posted July 11, 2005 - 09:56 PM

#1

:applause: Any one knows the best way to short a yz426 about 3"? I am about 5'7" w/ short legs I have to grab something or step on a rock to start the son of gun. it harder if you fell going up a hill!! help please any one :eek:

  • DPW

Posted July 12, 2005 - 05:18 AM

#2

The best(also most expensive) way is to take the suspension to a shop and have them lower the suspension and revalve it for your weight.

Other ideas....

Trim the seat foam
lower the sub-frame
Raise the forks in the triple clamps and soften(back out compression) the rear suspension

  • MotoChris521

Posted July 12, 2005 - 05:22 AM

#3

that's why i sold mine and bought an estart bike :applause:

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  • revolucien

Posted July 12, 2005 - 05:43 AM

#4

Like DPW said, the suspension shop is the best way, but it's a little expensive. There is another way that you could try that may be a little cheaper. It's a lowering link. This one says it's not intended for competition use, but it may do the trick at a lower cost.

  • pontala

Posted July 12, 2005 - 09:31 PM

#5

How To Lower The Sub Frame? Do I Need Any Adpter To Do This?
Thank You For Your Reply. I Also Checked The Lowering Link But I Ride On Trails That Have Big Jumps And I Will Need The Clearance
PS: HOW MUCH CAN I EXPECT TO ESPEND ON THE SUSPENTION SHOP? DO YOU KNOW ANY ONE THAT YOU CAN INDICATE?

  • DPW

Posted July 13, 2005 - 06:05 PM

#6

How To Lower The Sub Frame? Do I Need Any Adpter To Do This?
Thank You For Your Reply. I Also Checked The Lowering Link But I Ride On Trails That Have Big Jumps And I Will Need The Clearance
PS: HOW MUCH CAN I EXPECT TO ESPEND ON THE SUSPENTION SHOP? DO YOU KNOW ANY ONE THAT YOU CAN INDICATE?


subframe try this http://www.thumperta...hlight=subframe

Do a search and you will find plenty of info on the subframe, but lowering the suspension made the biggest difference on my girlfriend's bike. I paid around $400 to lower and revalve for her weight...it was worth every penny...wish I would have done it a year ago.

  • Dolce_Grappa

Posted July 13, 2005 - 06:44 PM

#7

pontala,

Have you set your sag to 100mm? I'm your height, i only had problems with off cambered hills, then I'd just start the bike with my left leg and go.





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