How to lower your subframe

marcusgunby

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This is by far the easiest and cheapest and totally reversable way to lower your seat.5mm extra elongation of the hole gives approx 15mm lower seat height(mainly at the rear but you feel it all the way up) it works that well i have returned my 04 RM 125 to the std position as i didnt like how low it become(the 04 rm was lowered in subframe and seat already compared to the 03)
 

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Thanks for the picture Marcus. Now the questions ;) Is there no slop or play for the subframe with the elongated hole?
 

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So far i have done it to my 02 CR, 03 KX and 04 RM, all were fine with the mod.Im planning to use it in the lowered position only for tracks that have whoops or really big bumps-this allows my short legs the room to get my bum away from the seat.
 

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you should hit up elton john to see if he has some platform MX boots left over from 1973.


that deaf, dumb and blind kid sure could play mean pinball! :yeehaw:
 

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I want to do the same thing to my YZ 250. I am worried about the tire smacking the rear fender too hard. Is there any way to verify this before I get out the trusty file????
 

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I think on most of the YZs you have enough clearance if you lower it moderately. On my KX the tire would hit the fender all the time, but on my YZ it has never hit the fender that I know of.
 

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The old KX used to hit very very hard(tire marks all the way around the mudguard)-never saw any real damage from it, it can be a good tool to see if you are using full travel.
 

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I never saw any damage from it either. The fender must have enough flex in it to take the blow. I think the 93-02 KX's use the rear fender as the bumpstop for the rear suspension! :debil:
 

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Bruce why are you messing up Marcus's ultra techno thread here with simple fixes like platform mx boots? :)
Marcus sing :)
MTV chime: I-want- my  I-want-my  I-want- my  Plat- form- boots :yeehaw:
 
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I know if i enter a reply to bruces and steves answers, i will loose in the funny retort, so i wont:)
 

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Originally posted by steve125
MTV chime: I-want- my  I-want-my  I-want- my  Plat- form- boots :yeehaw:
here are some secret spy photos of marcus in his latest riding gear. ;) :eek: :confused:

notice he's got his elbows up, good style matey! :thumb:
 

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marcus its sunday morning here and bruce has been walking around with this big smile on his face and its not because of me!!!! i asked him what hes so pleased with himself about and hes just showed me.Now i did find this mildly amusing but i realised its at somebody elses expence so i slapped him anyway and hes in a time out,seeing that you cant defend yourself in person send all my love to claire and ross xx wife of b clapham the joker!