Lowering options - 01 YZ426F

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  • stevensj13

Posted September 22, 2012 - 02:48 PM


Hey guys. I'm 5 foot 5 and I've got myself an 01 YZ 426F. Its in the process of having the motor put back together, so I've been searching for options for lowing this thing. I hear of a "subframe mod" but no one ever explains what it is in the slightest, or has pics, or a tutorial, or any places that do the mod. Could someone let me in on this secret mod? I can find ANYTHING on the web about it, just it being mentioned. Also, it doesn't look like theres much seat foam to cut, but is that a good idea with these bikes? I'm looking into a Yamalink lowering link but 170 bucks seems really expensive for just a lowering link and I can't find any others. Suspension revalve or something along those lines is not an option for me, I'm 17, broke, and I ride for fun, mostly trails, so a whole suspension job is not in the cards right now. Please no comments saying "get used to it" or "find a nice place to put your foot when you stop". I'd feel much more confident on a 260 pound 50hp motorcross bike if I could atleast touch the ground <_< . Also, I am an experienced rider and have no problems on big bikes other than touching the ground

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  • evschev

Posted October 02, 2012 - 07:53 PM



Check this out. I am vertically challenged too and also ride an 01 426f. :thumbsup:

  • YamaLink

Posted October 09, 2012 - 06:14 AM


Make sure your sag is properly set and you could get some "free" lowering. If the bike has only 3.5" of sag you could set it at the recommended 4 inch range and get half an inch. At 5'5" that won't set the world on fire, but it's worth a shot.

Or of you're super light and the bike is sprung for a heavier rider a lighter spring - which may not be realistic since funds are tight now - and resetting sag could work wonders, too.

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