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Old 05-08-2012, 04:18 PM
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I bought a 92 CR125 almost a year ago and i have the hardest time getting on it, starting it, shifting, stopping and getting off of it. I am only 4'11 and weight about 115. Now my boyfriend has already cut the seat so that it has a settle and adjusted the suppression as much as he can with out it bottoming out.

Does anyone have any ideas on how i could go about lowering the bike so that i can at least tip toe it?

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I bought a 92 CR125 almost a year ago and i have the hardest time getting on it, starting it, shifting, stopping and getting off of it. I am only 4'11 and weight about 115. Now my boyfriend has already cut the seat so that it has a settle and adjusted the suppression as much as he can with out it bottoming out.

Does anyone have any ideas on how i could go about lowering the bike so that i can at least tip toe it?

Thanks
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Old 05-08-2012, 07:05 PM
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i dont see any on ebay but if you could find lowering linkage for the rear shock linkage that can drop the seat height up to 2ish inches. and maybe sliding your forks up in the triple trees?
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i dont see any on ebay but if you could find lowering linkage for the rear shock linkage that can drop the seat height up to 2ish inches. and maybe sliding your forks up in the triple trees?
I thought about that too. Im sure if you cant find another linkage, if theres a machine shop near by they would make something for you.... but that would probably run you a little high in the price range.
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Old 05-08-2012, 07:48 PM
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You can take your subframe off and file out the front mounting holes longer tword the front of the bike, most of the time about 6mm or1/4" and this will effectively lower the seat around 3/4 to 1" if my memory serve me correctly.
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You did not state if the suspension has been set up for the rider...
Have you checked the static and race sag? If not it could just be sprung too heavy for the rider and when sprung correctly it would be better, but maybe not....
I have seen several bikes in my area that have had the sub frame modified to do what you want. It was done by Piper Performance in Dallas. The end results were great in look and fitment.
ProCircuit does make lowering links for the rear.


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You can do what team Honda did for RC, cut down the subframe and
install the 90mm seat. The 90mm seat lowers the OE seat height
15mm. To modify the subframe, cut the front and back mounting lugs
off, section another 1/2" from the front and 1-2" from the back and
reweld the lugs on. This combination will lower the seat height a
total of 35 to 60mm (1 1/2 to 2 1/2").

This is probably still not enough for your height, so you might look
into smaller wheel/tire combos. The CRF100 uses a 19" front and
16" rear wheel/tire. That would result in an additional 2" drop which
should be enough for you to straddle the bike and touch the ground.

You can pick up used CRF100 wheels for cheap on ebay. The only
big ticket item from all these mods would be the custom spokes
you'll need to lace the CRF rims to your hubs.

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There is an even more radical approach for the most height-challenged riders. Have you ever wondered why we set the sag to around 4 inches on a shock that has 12 inches of travel? It's because there is really only 8 inches of usable travel. There is another modification that you can do to the shock that puts a plastic spacer on the shaft to essentially remove that 4 inches of unused travel and it still performs well. If you are interested, do a search for "Rich Rohrich" and "shock lowering".
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Ever think about getting a CR80 ?
I own a CR80 already and im over it I love the CR125 its smooth. My boyfriend had a 87 CR250 and i could reach the ground on that one but the 250 is to much for me right now. The sub frame on that one is bent a bit as on mine it goes straight up.

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Ok now im not sure if im wording this right.. since i weigh only 115 at the most some guy told me to replace the suspension spring to a softer one. Then i was told by a friend that works at a shop that would be a waste since it wouldnt do anything to lower the bike. I was also told by some guy at honda to get a new sub-frame since i was going to have mine welded so that it bends like the 250 my boyfriend had [i was able to touch the ground on the 87 CR250] he told me that wouldnt hold up and make my bike break then told me to buy a subframe from a 500.. Wouldnt that be way bigger? anyways. I will keep a look out for a lowering link I just need to touch the ground a little bit since every time i stop i fall over. I got left by myseft on a track fell over and couldnt get the bike started because it flooded.. Such a pain! Sometimes being short sucks. And as for RC who i love!! lucky for him he is much taller then I am he is pretty short but taller then me i think i try what honda did for him also the tires on my bike are high profile tires so im going to switch them with my boyfriends CR250 tires since they are the same and his are low profile it will knock off some height also. not a lot but any little bit helps. Thanks
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