Lowering '04 KDX 220

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  • makKX250

Posted April 12, 2010 - 12:26 PM


A friend who is a little bit vertically challenged needs to lower his '04 KDX a 1-2 inches. He has already shaved the seat down to almost FMX level. He is going to try a lowering link for the rear but we have no clue how to do the forks. Does anyone have any information or a "how to" document on the correct way to lower the forks? I don't want "just remove the spacer" or "just cut the springs" as I don't see that as the correct way to do it. But maybe I'm wrong...

  • Ski Pro 3

Posted April 12, 2010 - 12:40 PM


Just slide the forks up into the triple clamps higher. If they hit the bars, get offset bar mounts.

  • Slick_Nick

Posted April 12, 2010 - 02:57 PM


Yup. Only way to lower forks is slide them up into the clamps.

  • makKX250

Posted April 13, 2010 - 07:18 AM


There is a way to lower forks by modifying the internals. I'm asking if anyone has done that with a KDX and would want to share the information.

I guess I should have posted this in the suspension forum. My bad. :thumbsup:

  • Slick_Nick

Posted April 13, 2010 - 07:59 AM


You can remove your preload spacers. I just cut mine down to get less preload, but removing them altogether would work too I suppose.

  • SteveWR450F

Posted April 13, 2010 - 01:59 PM


You could send to suspension shop and they you use a stronger spring but then cut it down to lower forks. I did this once on my first bike. Suspension can become harsh if your not careful.

I would really recommend - lowering link in rear plus move up forks in the front. That should be good. Then just a lot of seat time. If he is anything like most of us, once you get more seat time the bike does not seem so big.

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