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 Post subject: Lowering seat height on KDX 200
PostPosted: Sun Jul 18, 2010 11:47 am 
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Looking for some thoughts on which way to go re: lowering the seat height on an '01 KDX 200. I've seen differing opinions on this subject - Hoping I can get somehwat of a consensus. I'm 5-8. Just got rid of an '01 KX 125 for this bike, so now I can hopefully ride some of the 5D's at HP without by riding buddies' help. What do y'all think about cutting seat foam vs. a lowering link, or a combination of the two? If I can lower things an inch or so I think I'll be good. I welcome your thoughts.


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 Post subject: Re: Lowering seat height on KDX 200
PostPosted: Sun Jul 18, 2010 12:09 pm 
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Thanks -One vote for cutting foam. I cut the foam on my old KX and my son's current CR with no problems. Just looking for some thoughts before I do it, since it's kind of irreversible.


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 Post subject: Re: Lowering seat height on KDX 200
PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 10:21 pm 
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2004 KDX 220R...VS...5'2" rider...we used lowering links and cut the seat.

The links worked reasonably well. But, it just wasn't enough. We probably got 1.5" out of the links. But the seat got cut to the pan!

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 Post subject: Re: Lowering seat height on KDX 200
PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 9:37 am 
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Cutting the seat ruins an already poor seat. Lowering links ruin the handling, regardless what Kouba claims. The best way to lower one is to shorten the forks and shock internally. This is the most expensive way but by far the best, actually *does* make the bike handle better and is fully reversible.

In fact, if lowered internally, you can run a taller seat on the KDX which it desperately needs.

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