Can you help a short arse?

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Can you help a short arse?

Post by erinj25 » Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:21 am

Hi folks,
I'm new to this, currently riding a YBR 125 on a CBT and hopefully going to sit my big bike test soon (weather dependent) and need some advice and tips on bikes which could fit my mere 5'1/2" height. Any suggestions would be appreciated, cheers

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Re: Can you help a short arse?

Post by Yarek » Wed Mar 27, 2013 6:39 pm

I've heard of people lowering bikes like the ER6 and Street Triple. I ride a Street and it's quite a small bike - I can flat foot, but I'm 5"9-5"10. Best thing to do is pop into Shirlaws & Ecosse and see what feels right and if they've any advice. Sit on a few bikes and see how they feel.

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Re: Can you help a short arse?

Post by erinj25 » Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:10 pm

Thanks yarek, I'm hopefully going to pop down to Ecosse tomorrow :2up

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Re: Can you help a short arse?

Post by RK6 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:58 am

Remember that lowering kits can be bought for many of the popular bikes that would otherwise be out of your reach.

It pays to lower the bike properly (front and back) to prevent destroying the bikes geometry however it isn't an expensive job and it would allow you to ride pretty much any bike you like! :cool

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Re: Can you help a short arse?

Post by haiax0 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:59 am

:stupid

I agree with Yareks statement that the Kwak ER6 and Street Triple! (Both of which lower well without losing much if any aesthetics)

Another consideration might be a Ducati Monster or Suzuki Bandit?! What type of bikes have you got your eyes on at the moment?? (Sports, tourers, naked, cruisers, uprights etc.)

The main peice of advice to repeat whats already been said is to sit on as much bikes as possible and see what ticks all the right boxes in terms confort...noise up the dealers, it’s all to common a question to them and they will soon advise you on the better suited bikes available.

Let us know how you get on!

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Re: Can you help a short arse?

Post by Big Little Dave » Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:01 pm

A friend of mine has a lowered ER6F and she loves it to bits, shes still a bit on her toes (I think) but manages really well. I'm sure she'll post up soon.

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Re: Can you help a short arse?

Post by erinj25 » Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:36 am

Thanks everyone, I had a little nose around the dealers today and got a few ideas, but all your opinions are greatly appreciated!! Thanks again guys and ill let you know which bike I choose :2up

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Re: Can you help a short arse?

Post by al » Fri Mar 29, 2013 7:56 am

Suzuki SV650?

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Re: Can you help a short arse?

Post by RK6 » Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:50 am

Big Kneed Al (master of the emergency stop & "stand up" comedian) wrote:Suzuki SV650?
:stupid

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Re: Can you help a short arse?

Post by al » Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:11 am

If you can, then I would avoid having to lower a bike as it will compromise the suspension setup and potentially the steering geometry.

Better to modify the seat and learn to slide your arse off the left hand side of the bike when coming to a stop covering the back brake and get your left toes down like the Motocross folk do.

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Re: Can you help a short arse?

Post by metallninja » Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:20 pm

Triumph Bonneville with sculpted seat :2up

Just find a good dealer

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Re: Can you help a short arse?

Post by metallninja » Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:25 pm

There's also a ladies boot by Daytona with a raised insole. Worked a treat for my 5ft lass :2up

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Re: Can you help a short arse?

Post by aisgsimon » Fri Sep 20, 2013 2:09 pm

most of the cruiser types of bike are pretty low if you like that kind of thing. (browsing harleys on ebay is a guilty pleasure of mine)

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Re: Can you help a short arse?

Post by Dave » Fri Sep 20, 2013 4:12 pm

aisgsimon wrote:most of the cruiser types...

can't get must lower that those :log

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Re: Can you help a short arse?

Post by Quicksilver » Fri Sep 20, 2013 4:47 pm

B.M.W. R1200GS? - http://youtu.be/kRFyw57o_Ic

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Re: Can you help a short arse?

Post by haiax0 » Fri Sep 20, 2013 4:57 pm

Quicksilver wrote:B.M.W. R1200GS? - http://youtu.be/kRFyw57o_Ic

:log

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Re: Can you help a short arse?

Post by Abz Wayne » Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:03 pm

Quicksilver wrote:B.M.W. R1200GS? - http://youtu.be/kRFyw57o_Ic
:freebird :cheers :2up

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Re: Can you help a short arse?

Post by Coully » Thu Oct 24, 2013 9:09 am

A dani pedrosa home video?

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