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I just bought my son a 2004 200 EXC. Love it. However, he is only 5 foot right now and has trouble touching the ground. I have looked at the low seat option, a lowering link, smaller rear tire and adjusting the rear shock. What would be the best combination to get it to where he can at least touch the ground? Thanks!!!👍

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GlAD he likes his bike! i surley do! i got my bike at 5'5, i was pretty small on it. heres a couple of things you can do with out screwing with the bike. Get the seat shaved 2 inches, you can probley lower the rear shock 1-2 inches and front 1 -1/2 in or so, maybe lower the suspension settings so its soft and when he gets on it it'll drop. your son will be fine after al!

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Lowering the susp is the best way. It's really not that expensive of a job and the susp likely needs servicing. Synergy Seals makes a bushing for the rear to lower it, and/or like said, shaved or low seat.

Otherwise, have him work on low speed balance in the yard, kind of like trials riding, using the clutch and brake for balance, while standing. This will go a long way to helping him on the trail. You can use logs or other obstacles to practice with.

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is he gonna be short all his life, does shortness run in the family? If so the best thing you can do and money well spent is to have it professionally shortened. I had my wifes bike done 1.5" and it still rides great, smooth as can be. Dont let just anybody fool with it either. There are only a few true KTM specialists in the US. Lots people will work on it, but shop around before you choose. Mine was about $700 with re-valve, shorten front n rear and new springs for her weight. You can save some by getting used springs.

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I doubt he will be short all his life. I'm nearly 6'1" but his mom is a midget :)'

He is only 11 yrs old. I know this is a little more bike than he should have but I could not see spending good money on a small bike then him getting bored with it in 6 mos. I have been working with him and he is getting the hang of it. Thanks for all the replies guys! I have a lower seat coming and I'm putting a smaller knobby on the rear...this should help a bit.👍 I did find out that you can not put a lowering link on this bike because it has no link! go figure..

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I doubt he will be short all his life. I'm nearly 6'1" but his mom is a midget :)'

He is only 11 yrs old. I know this is a little more bike than he should have but I could not see spending good money on a small bike then him getting bored with it in 6 mos. I have been working with him and he is getting the hang of it. Thanks for all the replies guys! I have a lower seat coming and I'm putting a smaller knobby on the rear...this should help a bit.👍 I did find out that you can not put a lowering link on this bike because it has no link! go figure..

11 years old on the 200?🤣:bonk:

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I doubt he will be short all his life. I'm nearly 6'1" but his mom is a midget :)'

He is only 11 yrs old. I know this is a little more bike than he should have but I could not see spending good money on a small bike then him getting bored with it in 6 mos. I have been working with him and he is getting the hang of it. Thanks for all the replies guys! I have a lower seat coming and I'm putting a smaller knobby on the rear...this should help a bit.👍 I did find out that you can not put a lowering link on this bike because it has no link! go figure..

Google Synergy Seals, they make a bushing for the rear shock that will lower the bike. Then, you can just slide the forks up in the clamps to compensate.

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