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Old 05-19-2010, 07:10 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by Captain M View Post
No offense, I'd say this to you if I knew you & you were my friend, but if you're 5'8" & have trouble with driveways I think you need to go back to a parking lot & practice. There is no real reason at 5'8" that you can't comfortably ride your bike. Try hitting it a bit faster...speed stabilizes the bike. I don't mean whack the throttle, but a bit more gas may help ya out.

The backing up part I can't help you with b/c I can't back my bike up very easily, or if there is any sort of slope in the road. I look for a friend for help, get off the bike & do it, or drive the bike around, pull in straight, & back out later.

The seat could make that much of a difference, but if you're a heavier fellow, it might not be cushioned enough after shaving it down. I posted the link to DIY instructions already in this post. Shaving the seat down would be better then modifying how your bike handles IMO.
I appreciate your honest opinion! But, I don't have a problem handling the bike when I'm on it, other than reversing it with my feet on the ground. And the part that I was talking about where I am having trouble with IS when I'm reversing out of my driveway as it is a little steep and right when I get to the road (reversing), I sometimes get a LITTLE disbalanaced.

Originally Posted by Squoddybody View Post
Shaving the seat is fairly simple and will lower you more than you think, but it may not be comfortable for you, so I wouldn't recommend it unless you really think you need to be lower. If so, I would say do the seat first - that way the bike won't be compromised. Good luck!
Appricated that bro! I might just do start off with shaving the seat then.

Originally Posted by MudBug View Post
If you can't handle a bike at 5'8" then stick to 4 wheels.

But yea at 1" cut the stand.
I can handle the bike, and not too worried about how stopping at the lights either. Just when I'm reversing it, and if reversing it from a slope.

Originally Posted by Dr. PimpRide View Post
I bought my '07 R6 used. It had already been lowered 2", and that was one of the big selling points for me because I'm 5'3". I eventually had the suspension set for my weight at Motorcycles Unlimited, which made a big difference in ride quality.
I might just do the suspension setup as well. The problem is that I'm in the Richmond/Rosenberg Area, and Motorcycles Unlimited is a little ways for me. I would like to know some place closeby that can do the same thing as Motorcycles Unlimited does.
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Old 05-19-2010, 11:01 AM   #22
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