to all riders that are 5'8" and shorter.... shave your seat!! I did it last weekend and I have to tell you its the best thing I could have done. I cut most of the foam out minus 1" and replaced some of it with a lighter foam. The seat is a little bit softer and I can almost flat foot it. Backing up is much much better and the seating position is more comfortable. If anyone lives close to me (eastern mass) I invite you to come buy and give it a try first if you like. Its a must do mod.