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post #81 of 115 (permalink) Old 11-17-2010, 10:44 AM
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You are never too short to ride a bike. Hell I have gone to bike nights where there was this guy who was paralyzed from the waist down. That guy rode better than me, and did wheelies much better than me. I was furious!! He had a air shift kit installed, and a switch so when he was coming to a stop he would lower these 2 arms down by the rear wheel, almost like training wheels on a bicycle. This kept him upright at stops and he always rode with a buddy so any backing up was taken care of by him.

But Congrates on the bike. It looks like you need a lot of work done to it. How many things are you missing? I have a speedo for that year, but I think the bulk of my spare parts are for older gsxrs. I have a tank for an 02 GSXR1000, upper plastic for 04-05 GSXR600/750.nice things you get to collect when you do crash repairs and go to closing businesses and they are just dumping their inventory. But I use to ride with this 90lbs asian girl, she was barely 5 foot and she rode a R6. She never had both feet touching the ground at a stop. She learned to prop the bike on the sidestand and spin it around, and when she had to back up she always just walked along side of the bike to back it up. I would suggest doing that, before riding a bike that is lowered, because you mess with the geometry of the suspension and it doesnt handle as well as it does at stock height. Besides it always looks funny, because the rear is usually lower than the front!
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Oh, i'd be interested in seeing updates of your bike as it comes along. I am new to this site so I am unsure what is the best method for you posting up picks up the bike and me being able to see it. PM, Befriend,...etc? But I enjoy rebuilds and love to see the progress of what usually turns out to be some sick looking bikes.
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I'm 5'1 and weigh 92 pounds; I ride an 04 gsxr 600 street bike at stock height and an 07 gixxer 600 race bike; I'm kind of on my toes, but I got used to it and don't have any problems anymore. I lowered my 04 when I was learning but raised it back up when I started cornering.
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I'm 5'4 and had a R6 for my first bike.

I DID have to lower is 3 inches, but it was great. I just upgraded to a GSXR 1000 and after it being lowered it's also great.

i'd say you're not too small

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I'm 5'4 and had a R6 for my first bike.

I DID have to lower is 3 inches, but it was great. I just upgraded to a GSXR 1000 and after it being lowered it's also great.

i'd say you're not too small
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post #86 of 115 (permalink) Old 04-22-2011, 04:30 PM
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I am 5'3" with a 27" inseam which I am sure your inseam is at least that. I have to tip toe and have a hard time walking it backwards so I take that into account when I park.
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Hi there

Im 5 foot 3, and im fairly new to bike riding, and therefore aiming for a 600 cc. I not a fan of smaller bikes even though there are stunning ones out there most probably better adapted for my height.

In particular, i am looking to get a GSR 600 its not a superbike and i think it should be easier to ride for smaller people rather than SB, as i have always been fond of it. My question is, do you guys think it is suitable for me to get that bike considering my vertical disability?

All answers appreciated, thanks.

P.S I have attached a photo of the bike however in the photo its a 750 but its similar to the 600.
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Im 5 foot 3, and im fairly new to bike riding, and therefore aiming for a 600 cc. I not a fan of smaller bikes even though there are stunning ones out there most probably better adapted for my height.

In particular, i am looking to get a GSR 600 its not a superbike and i think it should be easier to ride for smaller people rather than SB, as i have always been fond of it. My question is, do you guys think it is suitable for me to get that bike considering my vertical disability?

All answers appreciated, thanks.

P.S I have attached a photo of the bike however in the photo its a 750 but its similar to the 600.

I'm thinking best way to know, is to go sit on the bike at the dealer. Be careful of course, but just go sit on it. Get a feel for her. Se if you are comfortable just sitting there. That's what I did at the least, but then again I'm about a half foot higher than you. Best of luck!

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Im 5 foot 3, and im fairly new to bike riding, and therefore aiming for a 600 cc. I not a fan of smaller bikes even though there are stunning ones out there most probably better adapted for my height.

In particular, i am looking to get a GSR 600 its not a superbike and i think it should be easier to ride for smaller people rather than SB, as i have always been fond of it. My question is, do you guys think it is suitable for me to get that bike considering my vertical disability?

All answers appreciated, thanks.

P.S I have attached a photo of the bike however in the photo its a 750 but its similar to the 600.
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How the heck do you "shave" the seat?

I was just planning on lowering it a little.

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How the heck do you "shave" the seat?

I was just planning on lowering it a little.
You remove outer layer, shave the foam to be thinner, and replace cover. Voila!

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You remove outer layer, shave the foam to be thinner, and replace cover. Voila!
Ugh.

I think I'll just pay somebody to do it.
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I agree with the others (not a Lost reference ) that it depends on the inseam of a person and you should go sit on one and see what needs to be done. The weight is also a big factor.

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each bike and setup is going to be different for you. You may only have to do a little to one bike to get it to fit you and a lot to another to have it fit you. Do ur research and check the bikes out first. I have an K& 750. and personally at 5'8" my bike and my buddy's honda cbr 600 are the only two bikes to date that I can sit on and have my feet completely planted on the ground. I have been riding my buddies k9 750 and his bike parked next to mine stock suspension on both his is taller than mine. My advice is start out cheap and simple and go for there. i have seen girls on k6 600s that barely reach their toes to the ground but they do it and ride it. So take ur time and feel the bikes out first to find the best one for you. Yamaha I would say is a no go, every yamaha I have rod feels tall like really tall I am only on the balls of my feet on the ground when stopped. Food for thought and I hope it helps
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I am 5'3", 20 years old, 100 pounds and I drive a Gsx-r 600. If you are cautious, don't get too crazy, don't let the bike control you, and you're aware of your weight, then you should be fine! Don't let anyone tell you otherwise. I am TINY and I can pick my bike up off the ground when it falls over. If you can do that, you should be okay.
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Also, I have sat on a lot of different sport bikes and some have too much plastic underneath to lower. I had to have mine lowered about 3 inches. Like I said, a lot of bikes have too much stuff underneath to lower. Just sit on several and figure out which one feels comfortable for you. Also, if you can sway the bike from side to side with your legs on the ground without feeling like you're going to fall, then your balance is strong enough for it.
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Well I am 5'0 and I shaved my seat and lowered my bike (04 GSXR 600) front & rear. And it is perfect for me. As of your question with the 5'6 & 5'0 people. Not everybody has the same body - for example my sister & I are the same hieght - diffference is I have longer legs and she has a longer torso. And everyone has their own way of being comfortable. Most people with bad balance prefer to have both feet touching the ground from heel to toe ( I mean if your tall & don't have to touch the bikes height then thats great at least you don't mess with its geometry works) But if you don't mind being on your toes or being on one leg at a stop. Its really up to the person on what makes them comfortable when riding a bike.

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I just saw this tread. I am 4'11" and I ride 06 gsxr750 and 09 cbr600rr. They are both lowered but I didn't lower gsxr's front. I also shaved the seat so my legs will go down more straight than on original seat. I wear boots that are one size bigger and add extra insoles. I use the toes a lot. If I am not stopped, I don't feel that I am small. When I come to stop, I am very careful on where I will be stopped. As long as you get used to how to use the brake, I don't see a problem for people like my size to ride the bikes that I ride.

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Im 5'2 105lbs and I ride a GSXR750 no problem. No shaved seat, not lowered.

I rode my friends r6 n i had to lean to one side to stop on that thing. Needless to say, i hated it.


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I am only 5ft 4in and I ride an 02 750 with no problem. I tiptoe with mine, but I dont like how they ride loweder. It changes the way the bike handles. Most shops will lower bikes for about $100. and posibly cheaper if your bike already has adjustable lowering links on it.
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My wife's 5 ft and she rides a 600. I did have to lower it for her thought...


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lol

Welp you know what they say... Everyone is the same height in bed... and on a moving bike.

Of course once he gets up to make a sandwich, or it's time to come to a stop, those couple of extra inches will become more noticeable.

but anyway, once you get comfortable all you need is like a couple toes on each side. Or even just one side. Hell on the cheeks though.
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Honestly I don't think wait would be much of a problem! Until you learn your bike! Because then you will be getting more brave on it and wanting to try more stuff. By when you learn your bike and get the feel for it you will have learnt how to control your weight on the bike! The only thing I would be worried about it the height and trying to stop and losing balance and it dropping.


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Hi,
I am also very short and facing the problem that i am not able to use the big bikes..But i wish to ride the heavy bike..How can i manage?? Which bike is best suited for me?? Can anyone suggest??
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Not sure you will get an answer, this thread is very old. Three things you can do are install lowering links to drop the back end, lowering the forks to drop the front end, and shaving the seat to gain a little in the saddle. Search those in the search bar for more info. Changing the ride height will affect cornering performance.

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Not sure you will get an answer, this thread is very old. Three things you can do are install lowering links to drop the back end, lowering the forks to drop the front end, and shaving the seat to gain a little in the saddle. Search those in the search bar for more info. Changing the ride height will affect cornering performance.
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I do believe that Suzuki has the lowest ride height of all the big three sport bikes. If thats still too much, you might need to look into a different type motorcycle like cruisers or the like. They usually have much lower ride heights.

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I'm 5'3" 116lbs I have 2006 GSXR 600. I lowered the rear 2" and 1 and 1/4" front. It's so perfect for me. I have long legs and short torso. It makes a big difference lowered because now it feels like the bike is lighter because I can have my feet completely on the ground rather than tip toeing.

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Yeah well i'm 6'3 240lbs and I can flatfoot a vstrom, so...... yeah....

Haaaa (Poor sister is 5'10 and still can barely tippy toe it)
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5'4" 27" inseam stock height and comfortable as can be. Yes I only tip toe it on one foot.

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I'm only 4'11 and I ride a 750 on tippy toe. Its not bad but I would like to place my feet flat firmlynon the floor. I would like to shave the seat just to get my feet a bit flatter to the floor because my bike is already lowered as much as it can w out customizing it.
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I am 5'6" and have never had to lean to one side or only been able to put 1 foot down on my bike. Both feet are flat. As a short guy myself, my 14' GSXR600 fits me perfect!! I think you would be OK with a GSXR with a lowering kit.
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I ride a k5 600, am 5' 6" with a 28" inseam. Lowering will effect cornering, so I suggest a seat change.
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