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I'm a fairly short individual (5'5") and I was just wondering if lowering the bike about an inch all around (or just lowering the bike, period) would alter the way it handles. The bike isn't too high in that my feet don't touch the ground; the balls of my feet can be firmly set on the ground without the bike leaning in either direction. But I was just thinking about doing this to get a little more comfortable on stoplights and so my crotch has room to breath...I do intend on having kids. Productive replies to my inquiry will be greatly appreciated.
 

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The more you ride the more comfortable you'll get. I'm 5'4" and I had a hell of time in the beginning. I thought I was going to fall over everytime I stopped. I've just worked things out so I feel stable when I'm at a stop and thing are good now.

The down side is at a stop and moving the bike. Taller guys can sit on the seat with their feet on the ground and back the bike up or move from here to there...I have to get off and move it...not enough feet on the ground to push and that's where I really feel like I might drop the bike. I look like an ass but I've haven't dropped the bike. Hang in there.
 

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hey get yourself some nice thick riding boots or work boots or something and then shaved an inch of foam from the stock seat.

don't lower the bike....

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You can try something that is simple and costs nothing.
Just try lowering the front a touch by loosening the bolts securing the forks tubes.In stock form the tube is close to flush with the upper triple clamp.Raise the tubes maybe 1/2", it shouldn't affect handling. Don't forget to retighten everything or else.....

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Seabreeze,
I'm a very short person also at 5'3". Let me give you a word of advise unreel is right I bought a set of lowering links also known as dog bones they were adjustable you have stock 2" drop and 4" drop. I put them at a 2" drop for about 2 days not only was the bike all over the place it was bottoming out on my hugger. If you really want to try them I will sell them to you cheap but I would rather you take the money and get your seat shaved like I did. Don't make the same mistake I did. You will get used to it I just really have to plan out my parking spots so I can either roll backwards from a little hill or pull out of the parking spot. I hope this helps you.


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