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Old April 5th @ 03:01 pm   #11
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From: Northwest

Motorcycle: Kawasaki Ninja 250R
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Originally Posted by Pcone16 View Post
just slap some training wheels on that bad boy!

 
 
Old April 5th @ 05:06 pm   #12
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From: Vegas

Motorcycle: 2007 GSXR-750
If she is that short I will assume that she doen't weigh that much either (I am hoping people can respectful after they read this part). Where I am going with this is that you can probably take some preload out ofthe suspension. this will allow the bike to squat a little more when she sits on it hopefully getting her feet a little closer to the ground without adversly affecting handling.
 
 
Old April 6th @ 11:28 am   #13
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From: Las Vegas, Maryland & Silverado Ranch

Motorcycle: 2011 yamaha r6 raven
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Originally Posted by treadhead View Post
Hey brother i was just a ridenow on bolder and they have a seat for a 250 kawi that is made to sit lower on the bike very nice seat might want to check it out.
Yeah I saw that. We are thinking about getting one that was lowered, they had it in the floor. But now she's second guessing because like everyone said it will effect the handling.
 
 
Old April 6th @ 11:29 am   #14
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From: Las Vegas, Maryland & Silverado Ranch

Motorcycle: 2011 yamaha r6 raven
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I would rock those lol
 
 
Old April 6th @ 11:46 am   #15
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From: las vegas

Motorcycle: 2011 ZX6R
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Yeah I saw that. We are thinking about getting one that was lowered, they had it in the floor. But now she's second guessing because like everyone said it will effect the handling.
too many cooks in the kitchen ruin the food I think she'll be just fine.
 
 
Old April 6th @ 11:47 am   #16
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From: Northwest las vegas

Motorcycle: Cbr600rr
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Originally Posted by Noni47 View Post
Yeah I saw that. We are thinking about getting one that was lowered, they had it in the floor. But now she's second guessing because like everyone said it will effect the handling.
I agree with Eric if she is close just shave the seat. However, if she cannot reach at all and unless she plans on racing I would say lower it. I have always ridden bikes that were lowered due to being "vertically challenged" as well. I will say that she doesn't need to reach flat footed, having the balls of her feet on the ground should be adequate. And yes, lowering might make it handle different but if she can't reach she won't be riding at all. She needs to be comfortable on the bike and if she's never ridden she won't notice handling difference anyway. Also, if you go the lowering route, take it somewhere that knows what they are doing. I got mine lowered by Steve at dynotech. He does good work and even fixes the kickstand problem if needed.
 
 
Old April 6th @ 02:18 pm   #17
 
From: Vegas

Motorcycle: '11 GSXR 750
What year?
If it's old school, the guys over at the ninja250 forum have an really good selection of how-tos. IIRC there is one in there for lowering.
 
 
Old April 6th @ 05:08 pm   #18
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From: Las Vegas, NV

Motorcycle: 2006 GSX-R 600 Half Naked Edition
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too many cooks in the kitchen ruin the food I think she'll be just fine.
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Originally Posted by freeSpirit View Post
I agree with Eric if she is close just shave the seat. However, if she cannot reach at all and unless she plans on racing I would say lower it. I have always ridden bikes that were lowered due to being "vertically challenged" as well. I will say that she doesn't need to reach flat footed, having the balls of her feet on the ground should be adequate. And yes, lowering might make it handle different but if she can't reach she won't be riding at all. She needs to be comfortable on the bike and if she's never ridden she won't notice handling difference anyway. Also, if you go the lowering route, take it somewhere that knows what they are doing. I got mine lowered by Steve at dynotech. He does good work and even fixes the kickstand problem if needed.
+ sideways 8

If lowering is your only option, go ahead and do it. She'll get used to the handling, especially if it's a first bike.

And I've ridden a lowered bike before. Not nearly as bad as everyone makes it out to be. It was actually about as fun as riding my own bike.
 
 
Old April 6th @ 09:07 pm   #19
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From: Las Vegas, Maryland & Silverado Ranch

Motorcycle: 2011 yamaha r6 raven
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Originally Posted by AKGSXR View Post
What year?
If it's old school, the guys over at the ninja250 forum have an really good selection of how-tos. IIRC there is one in there for lowering.
It's the 2012 model. I've been on there researching on everything.
 
 
Old April 6th @ 09:08 pm   #20
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From: Las Vegas, Maryland & Silverado Ranch

Motorcycle: 2011 yamaha r6 raven
Thanks for the info everyone. We will see tomorrow when we head over to Ridenow.
 
 

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