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Seat Height

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I am purchasing a wr426. I have short legs. Is ther a way to lower the seat height an inch or so without much loss in performance? It is not critical as long as I am moving, but I see difficulties in the tighter trails if I stall it, which I will do from time to time.

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For the earlier models there are some different height seat foams available. You can also convert to YZ style seat and tank. This will allow the bike to turn/allow you to get far enough forward on the bike to turn. The YZ seat is a little narrower, so it help you touch the ground. IMHO!

Bill

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agree with bill on the YZ seat-narrow seat = get your feet down.

i've also noticed that there is, with a little modification, room for the rear subframe to be lowered in it's lower anchor points. i reckon this would lower the seat by 1/2" at the midpoint. have a look at it,

even my airbox sits on the carb easier at the top than the bottom.

the other blokes on the website would soften the shock off but i don't think you should compromise ANYTHING if you can help it.

Taffy

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You could also carve your existing foam down or buy an extra foam to do it and lower your triple clamp to between 8-10 mm to help make tighter turns.

James

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Originally posted by Taffy:

Thanks for the help

agree with bill on the YZ seat-narrow seat = get your feet down.

i've also noticed that there is, with a little modification, room for the rear subframe to be lowered in it's lower anchor points. i reckon this would lower the seat by 1/2" at the midpoint. have a look at it,

even my airbox sits on the carb easier at the top than the bottom.

the other blokes on the website would soften the shock off but i don't think you should compromise ANYTHING if you can help it.

Taffy

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