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post #1 of 8 Old 02-19-2012, 07:33 PM Thread Starter
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Hi I'm scubahood,

I don't have a KLR cause i'm too short but i'm hoping to work this out.

They're my favorite

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post #2 of 8 Old 02-19-2012, 10:21 PM
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Welcome! How short is too short?




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post #3 of 8 Old 02-20-2012, 07:57 AM
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Welcome aboard. I don't recall owning a KLR being a requirement to hang here.
Just liking them is cool enuff fer this family.

If you are 5'5" and can tiptoe it at redlites, no problem.
There's rear lowering links and up front U can slide the tubes an inch up into the trees
further and not bottom out the fork suspension.

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Welcome aboard!
You can lower these things pretty good... They fellow I bought mine off was in the 5'5" or so range and he lowered it 2 inches with links and had a Corbin dual platform seat on it... Lol, I could flat foot it with bent knees and I'm only around 5'9"!

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i am 5'4"

with exceptionally short legs
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i have an '82 honda ft500 which weighs a bout the same but it's A LOT shorter and i can barely touch one tiptoe to the ground :\
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i have an '82 honda ft500 which weighs a bout the same but it's A LOT shorter and i can barely touch one tiptoe to the ground :\
I had a VT500 (Ascot), cool bikes! The FT seat height is about 31.5 inches and the stock KLR650A (pre 2008 models) is about 35 inches... So, if you use the drop links and a lowered/cut down saddle I'm thinking that you could get the height of the KLR pretty close to that of your FT. The links are cheap but the seat is pricey, be nice if you could find one that's already been lowered in the classifieds to have a look at, then you could check the height out in person and see if it would be a yay or a nay. Wishing you the best of luck with it, they are great bikes

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welcome aboard. gotta cut your teeth somewhere. at very least you get to learn about the best DS bike out there. i put 2" lowering links on my wife's klr and it was pretty low even with the stock seat. personally i tippy toe on mine and that's the way i like it. you can always look at the sherpa...

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these links and a lower seat would get you there. might be a wheelie machine though!

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