Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Melbourne, Australia
To lower or not to Lower?
Yesterday was the first time I sat on a new k9 650, i had only previous sat on and ridden a k7 with 30,0000 kms> on it. I could flat for the k7 which i was told was stock, but the k9 im on the balls of my feet - again stock.
Im guessing the k7 suspension is on the soft side and squashed down a bit when i sat down.
So im wondering what is the best solution is going to be? Reluctant to go lowering links/drop forks as it will reduce clearance which will mean im doing a fair bit of peg scrapping.
1. Leave it stock height - Im fine with balls of my feet on roads but dirt roads/tracks ... hmm not so sure - flat footing the bike would make it make easier.
2. Drop front forks and shave seat - will give me more feel of front end.
3. lowering links (and shaved seat).
I would like some feedback as what is the best option or what others have found successfull.