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post #1 of 24 Old 03-25-2016, 09:08 AM Thread Starter
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OEM low seat

Does anyone know how much lower the Suzuki low seat is in comparison to the standard? Tia, fg
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post #2 of 24 Old 03-25-2016, 10:11 AM
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I don't know, but have a thought; how long have you have the bike? Mine was pretty tall when I first bought her, but she is settling down to a pretty good height for me and I'm a 30 inseam.
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post #3 of 24 Old 03-25-2016, 05:58 PM
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Does anyone know how much lower the Suzuki low seat is in comparison to the standard? Tia, fg
I had ridden for 18/12 with the stock seat and always felt nervous maneuvering on slopes or rough ground when I found it difficult to put a foot on the ground easily. The low OEM seat is 3cm lower than the standard seat. I can have both feet flat on the ground now, instead of just the balls of my feet with the standard seat. The ease of getting a foot down is a big improvement for me when slow riding on rough tracks and I find the seat is at least as comfortable as the stock seat.

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post #4 of 24 Old 03-25-2016, 08:51 PM
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I was about to ask a similar question - glad I read this post. I just bought a new 2014 and I am having to wait on a lowering link because it was so tall that I could barely get the balls of my feet on the ground. They said I would get about 2 inches with this lowering link and I am hoping that is going to be enough. If not, I may grab a lower seat for the extra distance.
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post #5 of 24 Old 03-27-2016, 04:38 AM
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I tried the lower seat and found it to be no better than sitting on a plank. Think they just shaved off a lot of foam.
Fortunately after a year of ownership my stock seat also has bedded in and I'm able to get feet down easier. 31" inside leg.

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I have a low and a standard and swap between both depending on the ride.
The standard gives more room between seat and foot peg on the low I feel slightly cramped but reach the floor better.

Will be trying the airhawke on the low again under my SitnFly to see how that goes for reach to the floor and crampedness while riding.

I think the low is 30mm lower than standard.

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I have the low seat and it is a plank. Sit n fly helped a little, as did a couple of layers of memory foam-but by then the seat was getting up a bit- airhawk has saved my arse for the last 5000ks
Factory low seat takes out 30mm, and any comfort.

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post #8 of 24 Old 03-28-2016, 08:50 AM Thread Starter
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post #9 of 24 Old 03-28-2016, 08:31 PM
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I've got the lowered seat, like others have said it's about 30mm lower and a bit hard, an airhawk will be a good thing to have in addition if you went that way, helps me a fair bit

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Reviving at the risk of hijacking.....

So I posted up last year before I got my strom that they were getting a lowering link for me. I keep hearing that clearance and all that is decreased on a strom anyway then I turned around and lowered it almost 2 inches. This has not been an issue for me yet but I am increasing my offroading a little bit. I have been riding for a year now and am comfortable with the height. The question I have is whether or not it would be smart to put the original link back in to add back the 1.5-2 inches I took out then get the lower seat which will give me back 30mm (1.2") to compensate for my height distance and give me a little more clearance on the bottom. Thoughts?

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