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Old 12-26-2006, 08:19 AM   #1
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Lowering seat height

Any info on lowering the seat height of my CRF 250X? I've already put the Kouba lowering link to drop 2.5 iin. in the back, dropped the fork tubes down in the brace a bit but I still have a hard time touching both feet on the ground. I'm 5'4" with a 29" inseam Yes... I am short!. My next thought would be to trim down the seat. any info on how to do this correctly?
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Old 12-26-2006, 11:12 AM   #2
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Re: Lowering seat height

A custom seat might be the best answer...Corbin, Russell and Mayer etc. can offer 1 or 2 inches of lowering just in the seat construction. It sounds to me like it would be worth it and would make you a safer rider.
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Re: Lowering seat height

Not a lower seat but they do offer softer foam that might get you closer to the ground.
http://gutsracing.com/pages/seatfoampg04.html
I haven't had to do it but VERY SLOWLY slicing foam with an electric knife has been known to work.
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Re: Lowering seat height

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Not a lower seat but they do offer softer foam that might get you closer to the ground.
http://gutsracing.com/pages/seatfoampg04.html
I haven't had to do it but VERY SLOWLY slicing foam with an electric knife has been known to work.

The electric knife is the best way a home user could modify the foam but be very carefull you can change the feel of the seat very fast and never recover it. growing up in Upholstery i agree with John the majior seat makers have been at for a while and you will get the seat you want.
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Old 12-26-2006, 07:54 PM   #5
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Thanks guy's, I have a local buddy who did the interior on my Karmann Ghia and I was thinking of having him help me out!! Probably take the bike to his house put it on a stand and mark and trim with his equipment, I think he has a staple gun also.
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Old 01-31-2007, 03:54 PM   #6
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Re: Lowering seat height

Check out http://www.durelleracing.com/seatpads.htm . I've heard good things about these seats (considering buying one myself with the gel).
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Re: Lowering seat height

gutsracing.com is another dirt bike seat manufacturer. They sell foam kits and covers and are very popular.

Another option that you can do is lower the sub frame. A lot of motocrossers are doing this. Basically at the lower mounts of your rear sub frame, you drill a new hole 1/4 inch further up the subframe. Then you grind off the lower ends of the subframe an equal 1/4 inch so the frame rotates a little further downward before the mounting holes realign.

And lastly, most costly but defenitely the trickest way to go is to have a suspension specialist lower your shock and forks internally. The added benefit being that you are getting a dialed in suspension at the same time! Phil Douglas at Aftershocks offers this service. I believe other companies do too.

You might also find more info at thumpertalk.com
This is a web forum devoted to 4-stroke dirt bikes. There is a wealth of knowledge from guys riding your exact model

Let us how it comes along
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