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Old 02-25-2009, 07:13 PM
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yes i posted in another fourm but didnt see this one but here i go again i have a 04 crf250r which i love the spead i rode an 85 in local fair cross and every one told me to move up so i did and im placen in tthirds or seconds and i justed wanted to know if ne one had some tips on lowering the bike with out payen alot of money i got the seat shaved but dosnt help enuff im 5 foot 1 im realy small but i can get like three toes on ground ne help
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Old 02-25-2009, 07:49 PM
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I know you're wanting to hear of a miracle cure for being short. Sorry. There isn't one to my knowledge. Any significant lowering of the bike will cost you in performance as well as money. Not trying to be negative here but I suggest you change your thought process. I have ridden often with a fine man who is on his 4th tour in Iraq right now. His son is very small for his age. When he was 7, everyone thought he was 5. He is now 11 and looks 7 or 8. He rides a YZ85 and cannot touch the ground at all. He starts it on the stand and if he has to stop he knows how to use the clutch and hops off to one side or the other. On take off, he throws one thigh over the seat and lets the clutch out with precision. He even rides a YZ250F on occasion. He never complains and just finds ways to adapt. You are not facing anything you can't overcome. Just step out of your comfort zone, ride that bad boy, and enjoy it!
Having said all that, I really hope someone chimes in with some info that is more what you are looking for. And I mean that. But just consider the fact that you are ok NOT touching the ground. It ain't so bad.
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Old 02-26-2009, 07:04 AM
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hey man i dont got a solution either just wanna say i feel your pain. I got a CRF450R thinking hey i am a big guy (6' and 240lbs) this should be no prob and i can barely touch. I still have to jump to kick it over. I couldnt help but think how in the world...and whats the point to a bike being this high but i think its just the way it is. I can put one foot on the ground but for 2 i only get my toes.
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Old 02-26-2009, 08:31 AM
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Hey - I am right there with you, bud. I am all grown up and I am only 5'8" - I have always been a little pip-squeek.

FWIW - I raced a YZ490 (Dad's) in the B class when I was 13-14 and living in Colorado (SRAC). I had to have blocks on the start and if I crashed, I had to find a hill to remount. I had tree trunks for legs, so kicking it wasn't too bad but it taught me not to crash.

Touching the ground is not all that big of a handicap. Heck - look at RC!

Scott
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Old 02-26-2009, 01:54 PM
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ok thx alot guys i guess i just gotta deal with it
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Old 02-27-2009, 11:29 PM
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I am 5'5 and ride a cr250..my son laughs at me cause i gotta do this jump on balance act and kick start it..or push it over to a low spot so i can touch the ground..at the house i stand on a bucket..lol.. likely soon your 150 will be too small..if crfkid is still growing! I try not to stop unless there is a rock or something to step on.
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Old 04-29-2009, 10:55 AM
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lol... man i feel your pain 5'6" 155 lbs and i ride 450's i gotta hang a cheek over to get one leg to touch. HAHA and starting i gotta lean the bike over or find a rock or do a hopp, kick and start
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