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#1 Post by Chill » Mon Nov 05, 2007 2:55 pm

Shaving my seat before I lower it. Can you folks give me some suggestions on where to go? Although lowering it temporarily is really on the top of my list.
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#2 Post by Big Cory » Mon Nov 05, 2007 2:59 pm

lowering it with a cage, you might not be able to turn, lmao
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#3 Post by Roadstergal » Mon Nov 05, 2007 4:31 pm

First bike that was 'too tall' for me - SV650S. I had it lowered. The sidestand would scrape when I still had plenty of tire edge left.

I had a few other bikes that were 'too tall' for me. I tried the seat shaving. It worked OK.

Then I had my revelation. Having both feet on the ground is not necessary. In fact, I believe it's counterproductive. When the bike is perfectly up-and-down, it tends to move slightly to one side and then the other, which feels disconcerting. I learned that it is far more stable to have the bike lean just the slightest bit to the left, have my left foot down flat, and keep my right foot on the peg. I'm 5'1" and have not had to lower a bike since I discovered this (and I commute daily on a bike).

That's my long ramble to the other short gals. Give it a shot.

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#4 Post by *chamorita* » Mon Nov 05, 2007 9:20 pm

You can take off the padding yourself. I'll show you this Sunday.
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#5 Post by Chill » Mon Nov 05, 2007 11:58 pm

*chamorita* wrote:You can take off the padding yourself. I'll show you this Sunday.

Ooh Fabulous! Thank you Des!
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#6 Post by Chill » Tue Nov 06, 2007 10:46 am

Roadstergal wrote:First bike that was 'too tall' for me - SV650S. I had it lowered. The sidestand would scrape when I still had plenty of tire edge left.

I had a few other bikes that were 'too tall' for me. I tried the seat shaving. It worked OK.

Then I had my revelation. Having both feet on the ground is not necessary. In fact, I believe it's counterproductive. When the bike is perfectly up-and-down, it tends to move slightly to one side and then the other, which feels disconcerting. I learned that it is far more stable to have the bike lean just the slightest bit to the left, have my left foot down flat, and keep my right foot on the peg. I'm 5'1" and have not had to lower a bike since I discovered this (and I commute daily on a bike).

That's my long ramble to the other short gals. Give it a shot.
I will try this when I get to a flat surface. I'm on my way to get some stopin' boots too until I can get more comfortable. Anything that will help me get over my fear of tiiiiiiiimbeeeeeer. :wink:
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#7 Post by Scarlett » Tue Nov 06, 2007 7:21 pm

Rachelle I think you may have it with the boots! My revelation was when I took notice of how many 5'7" 5'8" cops there are out there riding big BMW's and Harley's.
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#8 Post by CrashDummy » Sun Nov 25, 2007 8:18 pm

Gwynne, you were happy with the way Rich shaved your seat. Maybe he would do Rachelle's.
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#9 Post by Scarlett » Sun Nov 25, 2007 8:34 pm

CrashDummy wrote:Gwynne, you were happy with the way Rich shaved your seat. Maybe he would do Rachelle's.
Yep I was really pleased with the way the seat turned out. The GXSR seat is a bit trickier but... Rachelle already talked to my seat guy but the timing and price weren't the most competitive.
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#10 Post by CrashDummy » Sun Nov 25, 2007 8:45 pm

I forgot, you did say he was doing mostly as a favor for you.
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#11 Post by Chill » Mon Nov 26, 2007 8:16 pm

I shaved it myself. Looked online...got some instruction....it was soooo easy.

This is what I did

http://www.r6-forum.com/forums/showthre ... ge=1&pp=10

My mom had a staple gun and everything. Worked like a charm. I think I need to take a bit more out tho. I'll think about it cuz it is just so comfy now.
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#12 Post by Chill » Mon Nov 26, 2007 8:48 pm

BigCorySBFMC707 wrote:lowering it with a cage, you might not be able to turn, lmao
You know Cory. I thought about this long and hard. I really can't have anything get in the way of the real fun. So....I will try everything I can before that! :wink:
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#13 Post by uscglfr » Thu Nov 29, 2007 12:18 pm

Rachelle,
I have a place here in modesto the guy will put this real thin gel stuff over your seat put cover back on and your all good from stock and its real comfortable, he charges 80.00 bucks, ive been riding on it for about 6 months now its awesome, i will show you at the toy run!!

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#14 Post by Chill » Sun Dec 30, 2007 6:53 pm

uscglfr wrote:Rachelle,
I have a place here in modesto the guy will put this real thin gel stuff over your seat put cover back on and your all good from stock and its real comfortable, he charges 80.00 bucks, ive been riding on it for about 6 months now its awesome, i will show you at the toy run!!

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I can't believe I just saw this. I shaved my seat down some already but I think I need to do it some more. I will keep this in mind tho, I could prob us just a wee bit more leg power! :wink:
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#15 Post by Big Cory » Mon Dec 31, 2007 11:03 am

im glad i am tall, lol
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