Track Day Winner
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Ontario, Canada
Motorcycle: 2007 GSXR 750, 2007 Honda CRF150R Supermoto
Re: Any other riders 5'2"? I need to lower my bike.
Guys... your height makes no difference here, it's your INSEAM that matters! You could be 5'2 and all legs and you could be 5'8 and have short little stubby ones.
I'm 5' even with a 28" inseam. I have a friend who's much taller and he has the same inseam as I do. Your body mass will also make a difference as it will be easier for a short legged well muscled person to hold the bike up then it is for some one with no muscles or strength.
My 07 750 is lowered 1" right now and I'm very happy with my set up, but that's a track bike only. I'm on the tip of my tippy toes and that works in the pits, but I wouldn't want to ride like that on the street.
Bottom line, you need to do what works for you, not some one else. Sit on the bike, sit on a lowered bike, see how you feel. YOU need to feel comfortable and confident..
Also, lowering the bike will not hurt the handling as much as some people think, but ONLY if it is done by a pro and the entire suspension setup is adjusted accordingly. You can't just slam the bike by any amount, leave the factory suspension settings, and expect the thing to handle right. You need some one knowledgeable to also adjust your, preload etc and possibly change out the stock springs.
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Last edited by BlackieZ; 08-05-2009 at 12:50 PM.