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I just bought a 2003 CR 85R for my younger brother. I was wondering how can I lower it somewhat so its easyier for him to ride. The way it is currently set up he is tippy toed on it. Thanks

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0. ensure the bike has as much sag as he can safely ride with.

1. remove the seat cover and shave the seat with an electric filet knife.

2. cut and weld the subframe.

3. rebuild the shock with thicker top-out spacer/s.

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Move the forklegs up in the triple clamps and drill a new hole above the standard hole in the rear shock where it is bolted to the linkage. Worked perfekt for my son. Easy to change back too.

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I just bought a 2003 CR 85R for my younger brother. I was wondering how can I lower it somewhat so its easyier for him to ride. The way it is currently set up he is tippy toed on it. Thanks

When my son was younger, his kx100 was lowered by:

1. Moved forks up in triple clamps.

2. sag on rear shock was set up soft to lower rear end.....went as far as reducing amount of shock oil in shock.

3. Set up forks soft.

Do not cut the parts on the bike....the smaller rider will grow to the standard settings Before you know it. He can then continue enjoying the same bike without part replacement.

The kx100 is still in the family...now the bike has high bars and stiff fork springs and rear shock!

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