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noebarrera
Hi, i'm a beginner of the beginners with motorcycles, and after lits if advice and youtube videos, i got the Yamaha FZ 7. So far i love that thing. I'm ljust learning to ride but right now i have nothing negative to say about it, ither than im short and i would like to lower it a bit. Anyone know if there is a lowering kit for it? All help is aporeciated as i am a newbie to all this, Thank You

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Guest August BB
Welcome! How short are you? I'm 5'6" and I can flat-foot my left feet with my right on the brake/peg, I sort of shift my body, and the motorcycle is completely straight with no lean at all. Both feet down is a different story, I need to sort of tippy toe both feet. Of course if you are shorter than that, then I can't help you much.

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noebarrera
Im about 5 ft 4, i can also tip tor abd keep it upright, just wondering if i could lower it to be more confident since its my first bike, thanks though, i'll post pics soon

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noebarrera
Here she is, her name is Rhonda
 
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hobbs
Welcome to the forums.
 
Do you wear boots? That can easily give you a half an inch clearance or more. Plus better protection anyway.

Everything went braap.

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noebarrera
I havent got all my gear yet but im going to grt some, thanks for the input

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Guest August BB
Oddly enough my wife who is 5'3" can plant both of her feet flat-footed on the ground with the FZ07. Of course, she has a gender design advantage. She literally grinds her crotch into the narrowest area of the seat. Something that is impossible for me to do.
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Cruizin
Welcome and thanks for joining the asylum.
FYI, never put her on a Harley or she'll, well ahh, never mind...
 

Oddly enough my wife who is 5'3" can plant both of her feet flat-footed on the ground with the FZ07. Of course, she has a gender design advantage. She literally grinds her crotch into the narrowest area of the seat. Something that is impossible for me to do.
 
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hobbs
I havent got all my gear yet but im going to grt some, thanks for the input
 
 
If you do get a pair of boots, try to find something with an oil or slip resistant sole. You'll be glad you did.

Everything went braap.

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thestache
Noebarra,
 
Boots, and if you look at the pic, notice the front of the seat gets skinnier, if you scoot up to there, you should be able to flat foot it. Also, I have become very comfortable one footing this bike as it is VERY light compared to cruisers I have ridden

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steviede
Welcome noebarrera, and congrats on the bike! I'm 5'7" but I have very short legs and have gotten used to using one foot to stop, the only time it was a problem was when I stopped on a corner that sloped to the left... when I went to put my left foot down (right is always on the brake when I stop) there was a lot more space between my foot and the ground than normal and scared the crap out of me. I would still like to find a lowering kit for the bike, this is my first bike also.

2015 Matte Metallic Grey FZ-07

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motomeek
Haha, welcome!
 
I believe someone on the forum has lowered their bike, but being one that has done it on my first bike, I would recommend going to a suspension specialist. They'll be able to tailor the bike without creating any risks if lowered too low with a link (ie. If too low, the rear tire could hit the tail on a high bump). Reminds me of this video I saw years ago: 
[video src=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emFS2RnVDRM]
 
It definitely helped with my confidence, but I'm a few inches shorter than you and deal with the 07 as is.

Instagram: @meekmade | You don't need to flat foot a bike to ride it.

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noebarrera
i just completed my basic motorcycle operator course yesterday, now to the DPS License division. it opened my eyes to lots of things since i am new to all of this.

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fooschnickens
i just completed my basic motorcycle operator course yesterday, now to the DPS License division. it opened my eyes to lots of things since i am new to all of this.
An MSF course is really the best thing ANY rider can do, regardless of being a complete novice or a seasoned veteran. Doesn't hurt to get that insurance discount, too! 
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