Has anyone out there lowered their "V" 1-1/2 inches or so on both ends? Let me explain. I am getting to the age where throwing my leg over a 33 inch saddle is getting difficult and I am not about to go to a 700# feet forward cruiser beamouth. I really do not like stepping on the foot peg to swing my leg over. Lowering it and shorter saddle would let me enjoy the ride for more years.
The "V" and the "wee" have been the best rides I have ever had. Guess you could say I really like the "V" and the "wee". The "V" would be my two-up touring ride so ground clearance would probably not be an issue as my co-rider would let me know if hardware was dragging. Would have to shorten the side and center stands and probably need a different rear shock. My "wee" is the solo everything else ride. Thoughtful comments and suggestions are welcomed.
Last week I had the first fall over/crash in 50 years of street biking. I don't count the time I fell over trying to bump start my 82 Harley FXRS. Only damage was to the right front turn signal an mostly to my pride.
With an inseam of under 30" my choice, as Greywolf has suggested, was to lower the front end by 15mm and installing a fork brace. That has really found a sweet spot in my Wee handling.
In addition I removed the rubber pads supporting the seat and used a commercial grade of black foam tape to mitigate some of the shock and wear at those contact points. This made quite a lot of difference touching the ground and doesn't affect handling.
High rider and load weight have a lot to do with the bikes handling and can compress the rear shock enough to result in instability. There isn't nearly as much influence on the fork compression with weight change except with heavy trunk or pax increase.
A drawback is having a short inseam but at my less than 150# soaking wet, the lower cg and stability is a positive trade off when solo riding.
I haven't tried removing #7 but I would imagine that it would help but would reall change the airflow through and around the fairing.
Anyone have or know of a used front rt TS for a K6 Wee?