Ok so i'm in the mist of buying a new bike. I'm a new rider, and honestly the most i've done is ride in the back when i was little, and sit on and rev my friends bike. I'd prefer to get a used bike, but kawasaki's financing promotion now is too good to pass up, and looking at the rates from other places, the difference between used and new isn't that much from just interest rates alone. Now, i'm a short dude... 5'3", and I want to be flat footed. I know some of you all will say tip toes are fine, but I know i won't be comfortable unless i can get my feet flat on. I was orginally looking at the zx6e, which sits real low, and i got half my feet flat on when standing it up. I could shave the seat, and it shouldn't be hard to get flat footed on it. But now lately, i've been looking at the 03' 6r's and dude, they're so fucking tight, you all are lucky mofo's. I sat on one the other day... can barely reach my toes to the ground trying to stand it up. I read in a post that you can shave about 2" out of the seat, and while a lot of people are against lowering it with lowering links, and lowering the front yolk down, how bad does that truly make the handling? Say I can shave the seat 2", lower the bike with the lower links another 1"-2", drop the front to match, and soften up the shock level to accomodate the drop. How will it handle? I'm not doing any hardcore racing on tracks or anything. I just want something to cruise on, have fun, and the bike's so fucking sexy. What do you all think? I'm new to the bike world, so i'm open to anything. Thanks, Dave.