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Old 03-31-2016, 05:16 PM
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I am looking at lowering my yz i stand on my toes is there any way to lower the rear suspension. the Devol company has a dog leg says it will lower it between 5/8 to 1-3/4 another company changes the triangle part of suspension. has any one ever done this is it worth the money. what are your views. thanks do it in the dirt
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Remember that when you lower the rear of the bike you are also changing the rake angle of the front forks and it will have a big effect on the bikes handling and reduce it turning ability. You need to lower both ends of the bike the same amount.
I have seen this done by having the sub frame reworked to lower the seat height with out altering the bikes handling. Merge racing in Oklahoma has this service available.

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Remember that when you lower the rear of the bike you are also changing the rake angle of the front forks and it will have a big effect on the bikes handling and reduce it turning ability. You need to lower both ends of the bike the same amount.
I have seen this done by having the sub frame reworked to lower the seat height with out altering the bikes handling. Merge racing in Oklahoma has this service available.

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Would raising the forks in the triple clamps balance it out?
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Yes, but there are limits to how much you can raise the forks in the triple clamps. If too much your front tire will hit the finder and in most cases the handlebars will not allow the forks to be raised very much and that is not enough to off set the lowering of the rear with the part you have stated as being desired.
You will have to do your home work.

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bjunior...I am not a very tall guy. On the newer bikes I can barely touch the ground. The best idea in my honest opinion is learn to live with it. I got very very good at dropping my support foot to the ground with my other leg just kind of draped over the bike.

How old are ya and what kind of riding do you do? If you're not planning on doing some intense riding I'd say yea, go ahead and seek a lowering alternative but if you plan on some wide open motocross, big jumps, high speeds and fast turns I'd modify the bike as little as possible as far as height stuff goes.
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Learn to live with it or shave the seat.

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Any reputable suspension company can internally lower the suspension for you, it is reversible and you can specify the amount of lowering, two inches goes a long way in making the bike really manageable and fun for the vertically challenged, and if it is done in a proper way there will be few if any ill side effects. Cost does vary so check around, but expect to pay around 400 bucks plus...... for the job to be done right.
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