How to lower seat height


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  • ready fredy

Posted July 31, 2006 - 08:23 AM

#1

I have an 04 Wr450 that I love other than it is a bit tall in technical sections, I am a little on the short side, What I would like to know is how to lower the seat height without sagging the suspension. I have heard that it has something to do with the sub frame. any suggestions would be appreciated.

  • Canuck

Posted July 31, 2006 - 08:43 AM

#2

use a belt sander to shave an inch of foam, lower the clickers. :thumbsup:

  • CAVSCOUT96

Posted July 31, 2006 - 05:31 PM

#3

if your anywhere near austin, take it to dave lampmann at full circle cyle

here's the link to his page. He does great work.

http://www.fullcircl...om/lowering.htm

  • ready fredy

Posted August 01, 2006 - 01:05 PM

#4

Yes these are some of the options that I know about but I want to know about the sub frame, can you buy custom ones or do you have to modify the stock one. Ricky is a short guy too I would like to know the mods that he uses, I don't want to give up any suspension by shortening there, only as a last resort

  • Turismo

Posted August 01, 2006 - 04:30 PM

#5

The pro's cut about 5mm out of the subframe to lower the back of the bike.
Ricky has no problems touching the ground (he doesn't have to!) but I think he uses taller footpegs to get his ergo's right. I don't think this is what you are after though.

Try the seat foam and subframe trick if you don't want to loose a bit of suspension travel. You can get a lowering link but they only lower the back of the bike and cost a lot more than lowering bike properly and professionally.

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  • MountainMax

Posted August 02, 2006 - 07:22 AM

#6

couldn't you let the front forks slip up further in the triple clamps to lower the front end some also?

  • Beejay

Posted August 02, 2006 - 03:51 PM

#7

couldn't you let the front forks slip up further in the triple clamps to lower the front end some also?


You can, but it affects the suspension & turning as well.

  • ETP

Posted August 02, 2006 - 05:17 PM

#8

Lowering these bikes has been discussed here extensively in the past. Every easy way of lowering seems to have its consequences.
The best way is to just spend the big money and get the suspension professionally modified. I finally did and the bike is so much easier and more fun to ride now. Wish I had done it long ago. I happened to find a guy that did front and back for less than $400.
If you are going to keep the bike for a few years, I recommend it. :thumbsup:

  • CAVSCOUT96

Posted August 07, 2006 - 03:28 PM

#9

Lowering these bikes has been discussed here extensively in the past. Every easy way of lowering seems to have its consequences.
The best way is to just spend the big money and get the suspension professionally modified. I finally did and the bike is so much easier and more fun to ride now. Wish I had done it long ago. I happened to find a guy that did front and back for less than $400.
If you are going to keep the bike for a few years, I recommend it. :applause:



What he said!! :thumbsup: :ride:

  • fish525

Posted August 07, 2006 - 04:12 PM

#10

I just lowered the wifes 06 wr250 I got a lowering link from a place in the mid west there is a add in dirt rider the August issue it cost me 246$ to the door and lowered the seat down about 1"-1/4 I cant find the mag or I would post ya a link I think it was mountain motor sports

  • Turismo

Posted August 07, 2006 - 10:53 PM

#11

I just lowered the wifes 06 wr250 I got a lowering link from a place in the mid west there is a add in dirt rider the August issue it cost me 246$ to the door and lowered the seat down about 1"-1/4 I cant find the mag or I would post ya a link I think it was mountain motor sports

Whoa! That's kind of expensive!!!




 
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