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post #21 of 49 (permalink) Old 10-16-2013, 08:06 PM
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Nope. Both pics are how it sits. After the mod I dropped it off the bucket, bounced the suspension to settle it, and took the pic. Ride ht with me on after the mod was about 10 inches. It was a dune set up. I ended up dropping the front down to 7.5 inches and the rear I never adjusted and it was about 7.25 inches after the mod. I can't remember what the height was before the mod. I go about 240 lbs.

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Ok then mine is defective. Lol
I've got my engine pulled but I don't see the 90lbs making a 4 inch difference.
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question, bottoming the shock, with this setup of the pull rod, does it exist a possibility of broking the airbox? my apologizes for english mistakes lol
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I wouldn't think so, top is in a fixed position. But I haven't had a chance to ride mine yet.

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do any of guys have an extra one? If so would you be interested in modding it for me. Im a terrible welder and wouldnt trust my self.. (bad experiences) Thanks
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I have an extra, but don't know if I want to part with it yet. I can let you know.

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I have an extra with bearings and seals. I was actually considering modding it to sell for he right person.

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Can you do both?....lower the sub-frame and the pull-rod mod. Does that introduce clearance issue? I'd like to see a before and after pic to see the difference in the way the DS sits!
i would like to see pic too
No clearance issues for me. 3/4" lower and no skid plate, no problem as seen here!
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Ride height mods…. The big question

Just thought Id put this out there:
Why would you want to do these mods?
1/. lower the sub-frame.
2/. lower the ride height(pull-rod mod)?

Many years ago I raced a yamaha Banshee, TT, speedway mostly and a bit of MX and was really successful. One of the mods that I did other than add pep suspension was effectively the pull-rod mod, drops the physical height of the bike thus drops the riders seat height and centre of gravity, its effective!.
I now race a DS450 XMX 2013 and love it! I have been reading a lot about the subframe mod however I don't see the point of it. Its only lowering the riders ride height and not the bikes, and as I'm hardly ever in a seated position while racing fail to see the effectiveness of this mod.
Surely droping the physical ride height of the bike (frame) by lengthening the pushrod would be a more effective mod?
Now Ive done neither of these mods on my DS yet and would love to hear peoples thoughts and experiences before I do either if any mod at all.
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Both lower center of gravity. Correct, pull rod lowers both bike and rider center of gravity. According to Rocket Ron, pull rod mod also allows for full travel of the shock and link. After riding mine for a while I can definitely tell the difference in handling in turns as well as more control through whoops and rough stuff. I would agree ya do sit more on TT and MX compared to XC or trail riding because the courses are WAY smoother! XC courses never get groomed remember.
From talking to other brand riders at my race series the pull rod mod is not all that uncommon.

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