Need to lower a yz450

I just bought a 05 YZ 450 and I find it a bit to tall for me to ride. I'm 5'6" tall. If I put on a 16 inch rear rim and a 19inch front wheel would it help lowering the bike or is their any other way at this. I like the bike but I do find it a bit too tall and I'll be just riding it in the woods not doing any serious riding. Any advice will help as I'm in India and not too many MX's here. :applause:

You could adjust the back spring with a spanner wrench and lower the seat an inch or two dependign on its setting right now...The only problem is it will change the stiffness of the spring but it may be better for you. :applause:

Hook up with a flat tracker... They lower thier bikes all the time. It's simple for the rear and you are able to still run the correct pre-load. as for the forks it takes a little more and cutting the springs to keep it all consistant...

Ask a flat track guy what they duo to lower thier bike... :applause:

I am 5'5, and race a 2004 yz450f. Do what I do.

Suffer and deal with it.

I just bought a 05 YZ 450 and I find it a bit to tall for me to ride. I'm 5'6" tall. If I put on a 16 inch rear rim and a 19inch front wheel would it help lowering the bike or is their any other way at this. I like the bike but I do find it a bit too tall and I'll be just riding it in the woods not doing any serious riding. Any advice will help as I'm in India and not too many MX's here. :applause:

see if you can PM "Machoman". He lowered his 05 YZ450.

I had a similiar problem, my fiancee has a YZ250F and she is 5' 5" tall. I first cut the seat foam down and it helped, but she still couldn't touch very well. After searching good ole ThumperTalk I found a lowering link available thru a Yamaha dealer called Mountain Motor Sports. It lowers the seat height 1.5 inches, now she can touch the ground with both of her feet. The link works with all the YZ's I believe. She is 100% more confident in the difficult terrain that requires sticking your foot down. And I'm 100% satisfied with the link, it came with bearings and seals installed ready to go for $200. MMS phone number is 208-476-3024. :applause:

Thanks for replying guys..I've managed to lower the bike by about 4 inches which helps. Now all I need is good riding gear and "tall" boots to get out there.

I am 5'5, and race a 2004 yz450f. Do what I do.

Suffer and deal with it.

I am suffering at the moment but i'm riding x cntry with stony terrain so i do need my legs.

thanks...

I had a similiar problem, my fiancee has a YZ250F and she is 5' 5" tall. I first cut the seat foam down and it helped, but she still couldn't touch very well. After searching good ole ThumperTalk I found a lowering link available thru a Yamaha dealer called Mountain Motor Sports. It lowers the seat height 1.5 inches, now she can touch the ground with both of her feet. The link works with all the YZ's I believe. She is 100% more confident in the difficult terrain that requires sticking your foot down. And I'm 100% satisfied with the link, it came with bearings and seals installed ready to go for $200. MMS phone number is 208-476-3024. :D

thanks for the tip mate. i have ordered out a link and hope to get it lowered soon. Anytime u wanna ride motocross in India just get right ovr...

Het 642mx,

I am considering that lower link for my bike. Did you do anything for the front to even the bike out. With the link do you loose the full 1.5" in the travel as well. Please give me any info you can on the link. Thanks.

Het 642mx,

I am considering that lower link for my bike. Did you do anything for the front to even the bike out. With the link do you loose the full 1.5" in the travel as well. Please give me any info you can on the link. Thanks.

I raised the fork in the triple clamp so it almost touches the bars. It lowered the front about an inch and a half. You do loose some travel in the rear, but a company called Suspension Plus revalved both ends, so the bike doesn't bottom out hard anyway. I'll try to post a picture of the bike, it looks like something Carmicheal would ride.

The most common "lowering" mods are shaving a gulley into the seat foam and/or cutting the subframe.

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