Pretty in Pink, dunno why
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Redondo Beach
Oh, it's all kind of circular...
Lowered seats are done with less foam and since the stock KLR seat is an ass-hatchet... but then "vertically challenged" people tend to weigh less, so you may find a lowered seat a good option. Especially so if you go with a rather custom seat made by someone who understands rider anatomy.
Lowering links will lower the bike, but the also reduce the mechanical advantage of the rear suspension. That effectively lowers the preload, so you may have to crank up the spring preload to compensate, thus raising the bike a bit. But vertically challenged people tend to weigh less...
Now, the shorter rear shock! Call Cogent Dynamics and explain what you want. He'll build it. Cogent has my highest recommendation. Spendy, but it really transforms the bike. In my case I am the opposite of vertically challenged, but might be considered "Oh ye, of ample girth". My rear shock was built to raise the bike an inch. It works so much better than the stock shock, and has none of the drawbacks (I tried raising links before going with the Cogent).
Tom [email protected]
On the way downtown I stopped at a bar and had a couple of double Scotches. They didn't do me any good. All they did was make me think of Silver-Wig, and I never saw her again.
'How' are words so important they cannot be too often used.
Sting like a butterfly.
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