motorcycle for short rider?

Old 03-12-2006, 10:29 PM
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I am 5'5" tall ,love the DR-Z400SM but need shorter seat heighth. Is there anything that can be done to lower the seat heighth on the above bike ?
Old 07-04-2008, 01:12 PM
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I looked into that, too. I'm 5'6", so I empathize. I believe it can be lowered maybe 3/4 of an inch, but remember that lowering alters the way it handles. You can also mod the seat—as I have seen some shorter riders do—by hacking out the seat foam. Not that I advocate for that. Guess it depends on how sore you're willing to have your behind for the sake of a bike.
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I have no idea why my single apostrophes turned into double on that last post... how odd.
Old 07-28-2008, 09:18 PM
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I believe that the upgraded Suzuki gel seat for this bike rides just over 1" lower. Here is the Suzuki link for that item: Also, look for an aftermarket seat and contact the manufacturer for specs. Post again and let us know what you find.

I'm 6'1" and don't have much of a problem with my seat height. The salesman at Spokane Powersports is a probably 5'10" and loves the gel seat.
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