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  1. CaptRon
    10-21-2010 12:53 AM - permalink
    I need to stop by and see you guys. I accidentally put my phone through the wash and it ruined everything, even the SIM card, LOL. Your bike looks great, but I want to see it!
  2. smalltownSarah
    10-04-2010 08:48 AM - permalink
    ZUKIGIRL!!! Congrats!!
    I have the SW Motech "barbacks" for both riser and pullback action!
    Super happy for you! Saw your picture in the pic thread!!
  3. footloose
    09-22-2010 05:32 PM - permalink
    Sorry for the delay in getting back to you....

    I have a 31" inseam and lowered the bike 1 1/2". I'm interested in doing more forest road and backroad riding which can have very uneven surfaces and just like the idea of being able to get my feet solidly on the ground even if there was a drop off or a pothole.

    Another thing to be aware of, after lowering the bike, is that it will change the angle of the kickstand and make the bike stand much more upright which makes it very easy to tip over. I had the backside of the kickstand base ground down to make the bike lean over more again when it's on the stand.

    The VStrom is a great bike and with a liitle time to get used to the different height, sitting position and centre of gravity, you would have no problems riding it and would love it too!

  4. smalltownSarah
    09-21-2010 01:20 PM - permalink
    Hi Melanie! What's your inseam? If you're not sure, put on your motorcycle riding boots, stand against a wall, and stick a pencil in your crotch to make a level mark on the wall. Then measure it!
    I don't know how low you can safely lower a V-Strom 650, but the 650 is stock a lower seat height than the 1000. Mine is lowered 3/4" only, and now that I've ridden it a year I believe I could easily handle it being taller.
    A shaved seat, taller boots (I've had some boots with 1/2" of sole added), and maybe just 3/4" lowering might be fine.
    Mine is lowered via a "dogbone" shorter link the back only... but you can also slightly slide the forks up in the triple tree to lower the bike. Any lowering at all will change the dynamics of the suspension and should be inspected by an experienced person and/or professional (shop) to make sure it's OK. If you can find anyone with a lowered 650cc in your area, you should sit on it before buying a tall one and lowering it!

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  • About Zukigirl
    I've been riding for 5 years and want to buy a wee soon.
    Los Altos, CA
    Model V-Strom Owned
    Silver 2009 dl650
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    2009 dl 650...let the mod's begin!
    2007 Harley Davidson Street Glide


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