Join Date: May 2008
Location: Oregon coast
Motorcycle: 2011 GSX-R750
Re: Gotta get my feet ON the ground:)
I'm 5'1" & on my 2nd gixxer. I want both balls of my feet on the ground, in case of rough ground, etc. I did it having a friend shave my seat & narrow it's width. He puts a layer of really good foam in it to keep it comfortable, then takes it to an upholstery shop to have the cover re-stapled. He says that's the hardest part. MUCH more comfortable than stock IMHO.
I also use boots with thick soles. One company makes a woman's boot with an inside lift, but I can't find their name off-hand. I also find the pants I wear can make a big difference. Textile (but armored) are more forgiving. Leather sometimes sags in the crotch & effectively shortens my legs.
I've found this easier than lowering every bike I get. And, yes, definitely get some frame sliders on it. Saves a lot in those driveway drops. Most of us do it; so don't sweat it when it happens. Just have fun!