Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Jacksonville, Fl
So I don't know what year DL1000 you are looking at but there are a few options:
1) Adapt and overcome. I am 5'8 with a 30 inseam. I tip-toe my 05 DL1000 and have for years. While I have never fallen off, I have had to get off of it to back it into/out of a spot because my toes didn't have the strength/grip/leverage to push the beast.
2)Remove seat bump stops. This is common on the older DL1000, not sure if you can do it on the new ones
3) 650 Seat is shorter (by about .5" than) than 1000 seat. Again, depending on year, swappable
4) Aftermarket seat as mentioned earlier. Expensive, but does work
5)Lower the whole bike
2005 DL1000 - Nadine
2015 Triumph 675 Street Triple R
2007 Honda "Fiddy"