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fer sure...costs about $800 to revavle and respring the bike to lower it two inches if a KTM qualified suspension shop does the work.

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I have a 2014 KTM 300EXC and recently had my partners 2014 KTM 250EXC-F lowered, hope they are up to the 300 because its not a mickey mouse bike for learning on.

That said, if they are learning then a bike that is too high could cause them to fall often and put them off riding forever because of a bad experience :thumbsdn:

 

This is the information I gathered during my experience dealing with a suspension specialist (KTM race mechanic) here in New Zealand:

  1. A KTM lowering seat (or cutting the foam) gets you about an inch and is a good starting point, but not enough.
  2. Setting the sag will tell you right away that the spring rate is too high and you will need different springs fitted (front and rear).
    So you will not be able to acheive the correct sag to start off with unless she is the correct weight.
  3. Lowering the rear shock by winding on the nut and compressing it effects the suspension and removes part of the 2 stage action of the rear shock.
    Only lowering the rear shock makes the bike ride like a chopper which drasitically effects the handling with it no longer being level.
  4. Lowering the front forks in the triple clamps does not get you too far (handlebars) and if you bottom out and hit the mudguard, its a free trip over the bars.
  5. I was advised by my KTM dealer that the X thing or KTM lowering kit involves grinding the swingarm to provide clearance :jawdrop: ...no thanks (doesnt sound good and will effect the resale value).
  6. If you want to do this properly, you have to get it lowered by a suspension guru or do it yourself using the correct springs, spacers in the forks etc.
  7. Revalving does help but it does add more cost on to the job and depending on their abilities, may not be noticable.
  8. It cost me around NZ$1000 to get it done over here where suspension gurus are quite scarce, so probably chaper in the US.

Thats my 2c worth anyway.

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AAHAHHAHAH lol

ktm doesnt run a link ... do they :p ?

Well the EXC doesn't, haha. I'm looking at new XC's specifically for the linkage.

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I am 5'9 and a bit and have a 31" inseam and it would take 2 inches of lowering before I could touch flat foot - not sure you can ever get it low enough for 5'4"

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