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January 1st, 2006, 09:30 AM   #1
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How to lower a 2001 fx470e?????????

I just bought a 2001 fx470e, and would like to lower the bike 1.5" has anyone done this with there husaberg bike.The bike will be used for trail riding,hill climbing and very little mx riding.Looking for advice on the best way to lower the bike,thanks,pete
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January 1st, 2006, 10:02 AM   #2
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Re: How to lower a 2001 fx470e?????????

I had it done to my 02 FC550 by Palo Verde Suspension. I liked it alot. As I recall it involved changing the front springs, revalve and machining a spacer for the rear PDS and revalve.
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Re: How to lower a 2001 fx470e?????????

I too had the suspension lowered 1 in. by GPS suspension.
Springs Changed to straight rate for my weight and Rapad-V
revalve , plus bladder installed in rear shock . It does bottom on
big jumps, but otherwise works well .
I also shaved seat foam about an inch. I now have good
footing in most situations. I know many are negative about shaving
the seat height but I figure if I can't touch the ground I don't need
as much space between the seat and pegs either. For me a much
more confidence inspiring ride.
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Re: How to lower a 2001 fx470e?????????

I lowered my 470 my self- didnt have to revalve or change the springs but i do alot of trail riding in slippery forstry conditions so i changed the forks to a two stack base valve and softened the rear compression stack by replacing the low speed with thinner shims i made up 18mm spacers for forks which was the same as the preload and then put the forks up in the yokes the rest- made a 9mm spacer for the shock this time i used a external spacer usually i use a internal one now i can touch the ground flat footed and i am only 5'8" i dont get it bottoming but i had fitted a 500lb straight rate spring be for wanting to lower the bike0this seams to have cured the back from kicking on square edge hits- i have gone from 44"s to 42"s in the front to give the bike even better traction -the front will bottom if i dont set the compression when used in hare scramble races but otherwise am very pleased
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