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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-14-2007, 12:25 AM Thread Starter
 
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I have a Ninja 250 but I'm not completely flat footed when I'm at a stop.
But just by a smidge.. I would feel more comfortable with both feet flat, can there be adjustments done to the bike? Is it a bad thing to alter the bike? I looked through the bikes manuel for an answer but really didn't see it. (not to mention, I'm not mechanically incline to do anything if I had found the answer.)

Yes I'm a newbie too.... but hey we all were at one time or another. I just hope to find the suport and knowledge through this site.

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I have a Ninja 250 but I'm not completely flat footed when I'm at a stop.
But just by a smidge.. I would feel more comfortable with both feet flat, can there be adjustments done to the bike? Is it a bad thing to alter the bike? I looked through the bikes manuel for an answer but really didn't see it. (not to mention, I'm not mechanically incline to do anything if I had found the answer.)

Yes I'm a newbie too.... but hey we all were at one time or another. I just hope to find the suport and knowledge through this site.

LadyBem1

Yeah, shave the seat, lowering links...
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-14-2007, 03:59 AM
 
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Try shaving the seat first before messing around with the dog leg linkage to lower the bike. Shaving the seat is easy and cheap. Just cut away the foam until the seat is lower. When you lower the bike mechanically, you radically change the handling aspect of the bike. And since that you're "that" close to flat footing both feet, why not go with a pair of riding boots that have thick soles and high heels?
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-14-2007, 06:59 AM
 
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Try shaving the seat first before messing around with the dog leg linkage to lower the bike. Shaving the seat is easy and cheap. Just cut away the foam until the seat is lower. When you lower the bike mechanically, you radically change the handling aspect of the bike. And since that you're "that" close to flat footing both feet, why not go with a pair of riding boots that have thick soles and high heels?


Check out the women's boots from SIDI... they're very well made, provide good ankle protection, non-slip/oil-resistant soles, and some styles can give you up to 2" in height.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-14-2007, 07:49 AM
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Yes I'm a newbie too.... but hey we all were at one time or another. I just hope to find the suport and knowledge through this site.

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