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Old 07-01-2010, 10:07 AM   #1
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I have recently purchased a 2nd generation ZX10, it is basically brand new only has 350 miles on it.

The only bad part is I am a short . I am only 5'4" and the bike sits tall in the seat.

I have already considered cutting the seat down that will be the first thing I do when I get home that will get me about 2-1/2 inches, ( I am stuck in Kazakhstan right now).

Now I would like to get it a lot lower without totally the steering geometry, I am considering a drop link in the rear to get an extra inch out of it, as well as sucking the forks up into the tree.

I have a question about tires, it has stockers on it now, I was wondering do they make a lower profile front and rear tire I can put on as replacments that would get me another 1, or maybe 1.5 inches lower?

I would really like to sit on this thing flat footed, I am barely tippy toeing as it is.

Any help would be appreciated,

For fawks sakes, help a short somabetch out.

I am planning all of this for when I return to the states.

I have already bought a new pair of rear sets, a DB windscreen, and other .

Now I need the stuff that will really help me out.
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Old 07-01-2010, 10:17 AM   #2
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3-4mm yes. IMHO it isn't worth the penalty you will pay in performance by going to a smaller tire front & rear. I'd keep the stock sizes as a minimum.
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Old 07-01-2010, 11:08 AM   #3
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if you're runninga 55 rear a 50 wll do just fine. that's what i'm runnin. it wont quite bring you down as much a you want but some.
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Old 07-01-2010, 11:11 AM   #4
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If its just to ride on the street, then do whatever you gotta do.

However, if you plan on riding track or doing track days with the bike then I would highly reccommend not lowering the bike.

Lastly, listen to John.. The guys knows his stuff!
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