alright.... so i know i haven't been riding for many years and im definitly not a pro. i was riding on a friends gsxr1000 and i really enjoyed it. on back and front. ^_~;; i know its a failry heavy bike and i was wondering if there is a way or chance that i can be able to ride it.... lowering it or carbon fiber the damn thing or whatever it may be.... im really thinkin bout a 1000 rather than the 600 or some Katana (not that theyre bad bikes.... theyre rad ).
im barely 5'3, a lil asian chick, and the largest bike i attempted to ride and did somewhat well in was a lowered & slightly tuned r6 i believe. eh~ im sure somebody else has posted this before.... i just cant seem to find that post as to what im lookin for so im postin it. WORD. any useful info or words of inspiration would be greatly appreciated. THANKS!
You realize you are going to get advice not to get this bike as it will kill you with style? Anyway, I am no zuk expert but I believe the 1000 is not that heavy of a bike. Sport oriented bikes (the GSXR line) can eaisly weigh less than many other small displacement twins and similar "entry" type of bikes. My wife rides a gixsix and I ride a F4i. These are supposedly similar in weight but I promise her gix feels lighter to move around. Might look toward the six.
Originally posted by Gixer_Wil OMFG ur 5'3 ?? can ur feet even reach the ground? 375 pounds dry they say...either way thats alot of bike for somone ur size i would go with the gixer 600 or maybe even a 750...
They are all going to be around the same ride height and weight, so going to a smaller bike is not going to be a big difference. If you do not want to mess with the handling of the bike, your only real option would be getting the seat shave down a bit and that might give you an inch or a little more. If you lower it with dogbones and drop the forks a little, it will change the handling and clearance, but you can get it to fit your height. If you are not serious about the handling and riding the twisties, that would be a good option.