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Old January 27th @ 04:26 pm   #1
 
I am curiouse about lowering bikes. My girlfriend is 5'5 and I am only 5'6. The problem that we run into is not so much the seat height, but the actuall width of the seat. For example, I love the new GSXR-1000, because of how thin the seat is, making it much easier to plant my feet on the ground. My girlfriend in a big fan of the CBR-600rr, but again, the serat is so wide, so cannot touch her feet. The gsxr-1000 on the other hand, is great for her. She wants a 600, but the only one we have found that fits, is the GSXR-600. How dangerouse would it be for her to lower the cbr???

 
 
Old January 27th @ 05:35 pm   #2
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From: Deltona, Fl
Lowering bikes isn't dangerous if you put thought into the mod as with any other mod.. Corner clearance will be affected drastically, and the handling will be much different, but can be adjusted (to an extent) to match the lowering characteristics. If you/she will primarily be doing street riding on the sane side you/she will be fine. But lowering a bike can be done in 1.5+/- hours so going back and forth is not at all impossible (If you decide to do trackdays and/or really aggressive riding)... I owned an '01 R6 (I loved that bike), and at first I did not feel extremely comfy on it, so I lowered it and it was great for street riding, but once I started doing trackdays (TDs) I had to go back to stock, and once I did that I never went back..


The biggest difference is the handling is much slower and takes a little more muscle to get the bike over.. But once you get used to it, you hardly notice..

Oh yeah, seats can be custom padded or even shaved to accomodate.
 
 
Old January 28th @ 08:49 am   #3
 
I would love to meet up with you one day...and just get some visual advice on how it is done...thanks for the info.
 
 
Old January 28th @ 05:28 pm   #4
Wheatie
 
I am 5ft 4 and touch just fine on my F4i, I would shave the seat before lowering if it were mine??

BTW I think there is about an inch diff. in the F4i and CBR600RR (the ladder being the taller)
 
 
Old January 28th @ 11:58 pm   #5
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wheatie
I am 5ft 4 and touch just fine on my F4i, I would shave the seat before lowering if it were mine??

BTW I think there is about an inch diff. in the F4i and CBR600RR (the ladder being the taller)
she loves the pics of the f4i...i think we will go look...
 
 
Old January 30th @ 09:37 pm   #6
Wheatie
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by DjLuxor
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wheatie
I am 5ft 4 and touch just fine on my F4i, I would shave the seat before lowering if it were mine??

BTW I think there is about an inch diff. in the F4i and CBR600RR (the ladder being the taller)
she loves the pics of the f4i...i think we will go look...
My bike is an 01', two stage seat, the newer ones have the "banana" seat on them...nice one in the for sale section, too
I love my bike, its a blast to ride , she's welcome to come sit on it, see how it feels

Here is the link for the one for sale, if its still avalible?
http://www.scsportbikes.com/smf/index.php?topic=1956.0

Also see them in the paper alot....Paid $4500 for mine
 
 
Old January 30th @ 11:47 pm   #7
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From: Las Vegas

Motorcycle: 2001 ZRX1200R, 2005 Hyosung GT650S Track Bike
The f4i's are very comfy, yet managable bikes.* I did my first track day on Dave's (sinfulf4i) with no problem.* BTW The first time I had ever rode Dave's bike, was on Lap 1 of the track day.* I am sure you will be happy!

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Old January 31st @ 07:03 am   #8
 
Yikes! What are you doing riding a Honda? Ö. well may be you canít handle a kawi anymore!
 
 
Old January 31st @ 02:26 pm   #9
Wheatie
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by qbnito537
Yikes! What are you doing riding a Honda? Ö. well may be you canít handle a kawi anymore!

DONT BE A HATER LMAO
 
 
Old February 1st @ 05:36 pm   #10
 
 
 

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