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  1. Retread

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    How many of you are vertically challenged, and have lowered their bikes, how far, how does it affect handling?
     
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    I am not vertically challenged, but have heard of others doing one or two different things (or both)

    1) 8-ball seats are 1” lower than the regular seats (less padding)

    2) install a lowering link.

    of course, the lowering link route will reduce your lean angle.
     
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    I'm only 5'6". I lowered her 1" thinking that would help. Maybe a bit. I installed the W/D skid plate, very useful, but boy does it add lower weight. Hated it at first but have adjusted. And it has saved me some rock, hard steep curb scraping... The bike is so well balanced I wouldn't waste the money, around $500 total. I paid an hour labor to have link installed.

    It also changes your view through windshield. I like looking over it, but have the raising aspect. Now I put the shorter shield on and it's like normal, where it was before lowering.

    So you know. Hope it helps.
     
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    I have an adjustable link coming, might play with it a little, if I don't like it lower I can always set it back up.. I'm 5' 7" and shrinking, maybe I just need some thicker soled boots...LOL
     
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    with a username like retread, maybe you just need that....a retread :)
     
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    I'm 5'4" rolling stock height.

    @Retread be careful with the adjustable. The change is compounded with suspension geometry. If you go more than an inch with low air pressure you can break your saddlebags.
     
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    Doesn't that seat sit you back farther?

    @Retread I have a Ness low seat. Like new in the box. $250 plus shipping if you're interested?
     
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    Be careful when lowering a vision, the rear pulley can rip thru the bags. There was a company that made special parts to cut out and replace the bottom of the bag
     

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