Just finished converting my KX 125 and handing it over to my woman. In stock form there was 4 inches between the ground and her heel. Had both the shock and forks lowered 1.5 inces and installed new springs appropriate for her weight. We still needed to get her lower to the ground so we began hacking at the seat. She's very happy with the results: http://s166.photobucket.com/albums/u117/Blacksamwell/FirstRide/?action=view¤t=179318ca.pbr I also replaced all of the suspension and steering stem bearings which just added to the plush ride. Before her first ride on the KX she was very much worried and afraid of the dreaded 2-stroke power band. Everyone had told her she would spin out and fall or shoot off the trail and shurely die falling off a cliff. She's had a couple rides on a TTR-125, but to let her see how the engine behaved we took one quick circle with me dragging my toes in the dirt from the seat behind her. She took over from there. She reports the KX is very nimble and feels much lighter than it looks. And it warmed my heart when her eyes lit up and she told me how much she liked the power. Oh yeah. She's hooked. Our redneck engineering method of seat height reduction: Bamboo skewers and razor blades. The skewers were pushed through the seat at the level we wanted to make the cut. It helped us stay on track and not cut too deep. The final shaping was done with a very coarse wood file/rasp. We stapled the cover back on and put the seat back where we found it: Our results work very well. She's just able to touch her boot down now, but we didn't have to compromise any more ground clearance than we had to. Which is good because I think she'll be zooming around the desert at rapid speeds in no time at all.