Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Terrible Hole, IN
Originally posted by Kaya
I have a 250 also. While I've ridden larger bikes, I can't afford to get one and also modify it so that my 5'4 frame can comfortably control it. (Do-able, but not all that safe with only toes touching!) I had some advice from an SV site, and these guys were 5'4 and 5'5. They had shaved an SV1000's seat and said it was not only much easier to handle, but still remained comfortable.
At 5'4" you should be able to get onto the balls of your feet. My wife is 5'1" and we lowered a 600 about 1.75" for her to be able to get the balls of her feet down. While ideally she would be flat footed, it was good enough to balance the bike.
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