Nope, not too short.
I can just flat foot the bike at 6'0". Without this back injury, it's the perfect ride height.
But because of the seat height and high center of gravity, I find that any balancing that I have to do (either at very low speed or stopped) requires me to use muscles in the L5-S1 section of my low back - right at the point of injury.
I only realized this after a 1,500 mile trip in May. Around town it was bearable, but after a few days on the road, my back ached to the point that I could barely keep the bike upright.
Since I bought the bike for multi-day tours, it just wasn't going to work. I never imagined I would run into this problem, and it wasn't a problem on shorter day trips - which is why I purchased the accessories.
(I've since taken a couple of rides on cruisers, and found due to the lower seat height, I'm able to use my legs for any balancing that is necessary, with no pain whatsoever.)
I'm of two minds about all the "stuff". Selling it individually might bring a better overall price, but then I'm left to sell a Strom that is just like any other Strom out there. And with riding season starting to wind down in the next 6-8 weeks, I figure I need all the help I can get to sell it.
P.S. Anyway, back on topic....how do people buy new cars and trucks every year? Do they just trade in and roll their old loan into a new one?
I have a friend who has bought 9 brand new cars in the past 5 years. How the heck is he doing it??