My apologies for another seat height post. I haven't been on here for a very long time, and am looking at a used 2005 Vstrom 650 at the dealership. Very good shape with low miles.
Can be seen on Atlantic Motoplex web site Atlanticmotoplex dot ca. I cannot include the link as my post count here is less than 10.
I had a 2004 Vstrom 650 that I put 30,000 miles on, but sold it 4 years ago.
I'm 5'7" and can flat foot (both feet) on the bike at the dealership. It's been lowered, including modifying the side stand and the centre stand.
Does anyone think it's been lowered too much. I remember my stock Vstrom 650 being much higher, but don't have access to another one to compare to.
The thing is, after coming back from a work place injury (pelvis and lower back) it's a problem swinging my right leg over the saddle on stock height. I'm ok with the weight of the bike, just don't have the flexibility that I used to have. So I don't want the high stock seat height of the Vstrom (or the Versys either).
This lowered Vstrom at the dealership would be perfect. But I'm left thinking it my be lowered too much.
I didn't have time to test ride it yet to check for bottoming on rough paved roads, and will look at the rear fender to check for tire rub.
Also, I only ride on pave, never fire roads etc. And am willing to pack very light if needed for any trip.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I want to buy a bike this week, as I am beyond fed up of not riding.
If this lowered Vstrom is not a good idea (i.e. not safe) then I will go look at a used 2013 Honda CB500X as a viable (to me) alternative.
And yes I know the front of the front fender has been painted silver.