as said b4 m8, m8 of mine is about 5" and has a new bandit 6 but has had the foam in the seat cut down/reshaped, suits him fine, i think better doing it that way cos your not messing with the actual ride height etc with the shock.
Saying that, hagons make custom length shocks too.
I am 5 3 and have an ER6F, the fared version of the bike that your wife is looking at.
I have lowered seat, and I have had the bike lowered, just so that it is more comfortable for myself. I know that the dealer that I bought it from said that this bike could be lowered from the original seat height by about 50 cm! Not sure how true this is though.
Yeah and then won’t be able to change gear!!:w00t:I have had to cut down the seat padding on all my past bikes (Hornet, 2 fireblades) as I’m 5ft 2" but now I ride a gsxr750 and haven’t had to do anything. I didn’t need to on the CBR400 either for that matter. Don’t forget, its not all about seat height, its seat width aswell, thats a big factor too.
PM AbbeyJ she parks in the same car park as me, she has a new ER6F but finds it too tall for her, and the problem is with the rear shock being almost horizontal means that there is a lack of height adjustment that can be gained from tweaking the shock…
Hehe wrote something about why given the angle of the shock that this would not be the case, then looked at a picture of the bike and reaslised it still would drop the ride height…But still think it is not the best bike for shorter riders…