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madcyril1

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madcyril1 says:

Lower ER6F Ride Height

My missus has recently joined me in the biking family and purchased herself a nice 2011 ER6F.She stands 5'6" but cannot put both feet down when at a stand.she is comfortable on the bike but feels if it could be lowered slightly she would feel better when stationary.Spoke to our local Kwak dealer but they just wanted to sell us a £225 seat and offered no other suggestions.

Any advice offered would be most grateful.

cheers.

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smidget

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smidget says:

Hi madcyril1

If you have a search of the web there are companys that will do seat sculpting for a fraction of that price. You would have to have the seat reworked so that it is not only lower but narrower.

Also check out your local upholstrerers, a good one will take on the job for a small price.

Hope that helps you out a little.

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Amateurcynic

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Amateurcynic says:

Another Option

Could be some suspension modifications such as...

http://hyperprosales.com/2012/02/13/kawasaki-er6-ninja-650-with-hyperpro/

There's other places that make linkages to the rear shock, that would be a cheaper option!

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madcyril1

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madcyril1 says:

Lower ER6F Ride Height

Hi thanks for the replys.looking at the hyperpro spring cheapest i have found is £85 delivered.is it an easy job to fit?

as for the linkage is this what you mean..

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ninja-650-650R-ER-6N-ER-6F-2011-Lowering-Link-Links-Kit-/160496105278#vi-content

 

I cant find a uk supplier.are these a good option or is the spring the way to go.

 

thanks again

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Amateurcynic

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Amateurcynic says:

Linkage option

Yep, that's the type of thing I was thinking of, by 'eck they're not as cheap as I thought they'd be though! Especially after postage!

Fitting a new spring isn't really something to be attempted unless you've got the tools & know-how. Also you need to check if fitting the linkage will affect the lean angle whilst parked on the sidestand!

With this in mind you may want to investigate Smidgets suggestion before shelling out!

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Andy949494

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Andy949494 says:

Ebay for lowered seats?

If there is a standard part you might want to keep a search going for the lower seat on ebay. I bought a new seat for the F800 at a third of the retail price...

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