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Anyone here about 5'5 in height?

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Giovanni
15 hours ago, duenan said:

 

Referring to your reluctance to just use one foot down and wanting both feet flat footed.  That is something you are imposing on yourself and thus greatly limiting yourself.

 

You're missing the point. It's not that I can't put one foot down at stops I have a DRZ 400 and it managed just fine. What I want is a comfortable street bike that I can back out of parking spaces with and so on. I'm not imposing anything I just wanted to get an idea of how I will be able to handle the bike

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lilneddy

I agree with Giovanni on this. It is a limit, but I don’t think it’s self imposed. Trying to back a bike on a slight down incline sucks when you can’t get good grip. Of course we try to not get into that situation, but that alone is limiting our options at parking. Stopping at a light that has a raised center patch of street because 18 wheelers.... that is sketchy too. Not even mentioning stopping/starting in gravel. 

 

Giovanni, do a low or shaved seat, lower the rear AND ft of the bike, choose a low seat cruzer... all are options that will place both feet firmly on the ground.

 

I lowered my Fz 07 and have no issues with putting (almost) both my feet flat on the ground.

Edited by lilneddy

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Spanglo

I'm 5'5", 28.5 inseam.  I can barely touch the balls of my feet with regular shoes on, but my motorcycle boots have an inch and a half heel that allows me to flat foot with them on.  

 

 

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Giovanni
22 hours ago, Spanglo said:

I'm 5'5", 28.5 inseam.  I can barely touch the balls of my feet with regular shoes on, but my motorcycle boots have an inch and a half heel that allows me to flat foot with them on.  

 

 

Which boots and what size are you? 

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traast

I use these: 

daytona_m_star_gtx_boots.jpg
WWW.REVZILLA.COM

Give yourself a little lift to your leg reach with the M Star Boots. Super comfortable, easy to put on/take off and Gore-Tex waterproofness.

 

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Giovanni
On 1/31/2019 at 5:05 PM, traast said:

I use these: 

daytona_m_star_gtx_boots.jpg
WWW.REVZILLA.COM

Give yourself a little lift to your leg reach with the M Star Boots. Super comfortable, easy to put on/take off and Gore-Tex waterproofness.

 

430 dollars??? Bitch is you drunk? 

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traast

You'll have them for 10 years, better buy quality instead of buying 2-3 pairs of worse quality.

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gregjet

Some options to use together or separately .

Lowering link for the rear ( 25 to 35mm rear) https://www.extremecreations.com.au/mt-07-jack-up-plates

Drop the bike down the forks up to 20mm ( depending on bars) in the triple clamps. ( 20mm front)

Fit a 120/60 front tyre, IF you don't have ABS (12mm front)

Get a lower seat pad or shave it. Seat Comcepts make a self constructing lower seat that is very comfortable for some ( me). (

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SEATCONCEPTS.COM

Details:We built up the front of the seat and dished out the rear to eliminate the slope into the tank. We also added...

You will have to shorten your side stand.

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addition

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ZachEcho

I'm exactly 5'5 with a 28 inch inseam. I ride a stock height FZ07 with no problem whatsoever

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Spitfire

Gregjet hit all the lowering aspects.👍

Boots with thick soles or can be added to existing boots.

You're correct about comfort, safety and dropping a bike. And as everyone has mentioned, can be ridden without flat footing, depends upon skill level and terrain.

Shorter riders (me), have a harder time on uneven terrain, bike leans over more before stabilizing with a leg meaning more weight, harder to catch and more tendency to go over all the way and drop.

Took a sharp turn too slow this fall, and too sharp, dumping the bike as it was over a 6" pave edge drop to dirt. And my leg is too short to catch the bike before it's at too sharp a lean angle and 400 lbs starts to get heavy. Tried to hold it up half way leaned over, but just strained my arm trying, it was too heavy and too far gone, had to let her go down.

Bike will react at too sharp a slow turn, shifting the bike weight to the inside faster than expected.

Terrain, visibility, picking a line and skill all play a part.

Taller riders with longer legs balance, catch and hold a bike better and easier is just reality.

Being aware of your terrain and only stopping where it is flat helps. When you have that choice. Sometimes you're forced into no choice and that's the problem.

Drive defensively and aware helps minimize but can't totally eliminate.

I'm 5'6.5" and 30" inseam, only have lowered the front and wear motocross boots. Bikes get dropped by everyone. Minimize the potential and have protection, for you and the bike to reduce the impacts.

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