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Shorter riders and road* bobber owners 6 Months, 1 Week ago  
To short people, less than 5'6", any suggestions on making the bike easier to handle? I.e. Being able to put both feet down flat without having to move up in the seat? Right now I am either on my toes and getting my leg. Burned by exhaust pipes, or I have to move to the front of the seat to get feet flat and away from pipes.

Bobber owners, how much weight was shaved? Could I ever get this pig to handle closer to my old v-star 650?
 
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Re:Shorter riders and road* bobber owners 6 Months, 1 Week ago  
Pacific Coast Star, Potato Chip seat will lower you down. Wider handle bars will give you ease of turning. Overall though it is a low center of gravity bike. Maybe you just take it to the parking lot and work on technique or if all else fails...think about a a smaller bike. The 950 is really easy to handle and even the 1100 is easier to handle than the R*. I do not know about the 1300.
 
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Re:Shorter riders and road* bobber owners 6 Months, 1 Week ago  
You could lower the bike. Lots of guys here do that. Makes it look cooler. Makes ground clearance even worse on a bike that already has horribly inadequate ground clearance though. Just a thought.
 
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Re:Shorter riders and road* bobber owners 6 Months, 1 Week ago  
With an inseam of 29", The things I have done to lower my R* are: progressive rear spring from PCS and roadglide mod, racetech front springs w/ golden emulators, and E.D. standard touring seat.
 
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Re:Shorter riders and road* bobber owners 6 Months, 1 Week ago  
Unless you are fashion conscious Maybe some thick Vibram soled boots?
 
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Re:Shorter riders and road* bobber owners 6 Months, 1 Week ago  
My bobber may be just the ticket.

I lowered the rear suspension with the dogbone flip and grind, and I stripped it of a lot of weight. It handles well. I also have a Danny Grey Buttcrack seat. My inseam is 32", but I can so easily flatfoot it at a light. It feels MUCH lower than my other 2 R*s.



I should add, it has a 1000 lb spring on the shock underneath, to stabilize it... makes the ride a bit on the harsh side, but not intolerable by any means.
 
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Re:Shorter riders and road* bobber owners 6 Months, 1 Week ago  
Jaybo wrote:
Unless you are fashion conscious Maybe some thick Vibram soled boots?

Or some 1970s vintage platform shoes?!? They'll be back in style sooner or later.
 
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Re:Shorter riders and road* bobber owners 6 Months, 1 Week ago  
A *Dragger Seat* will put you lower too.
He used to be a member here... Haven't seen a post from him in some time
 
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Re:Shorter riders and road* bobber owners 6 Months, 1 Week ago  
Spydr wrote:
A *Dragger Seat* will put you lower too.
He used to be a member here... Haven't seen a post from him in some time


Sent him an email inquiry. That may help solve one or two things and allow me to start bobbing the bike and save the point of no return till later.
 
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Re:Shorter riders and road* bobber owners 6 Months, 1 Week ago  
JDS wrote:
Spydr wrote:
A *Dragger Seat* will put you lower too.
He used to be a member here... Haven't seen a post from him in some time


Sent him an email inquiry. That may help solve one or two things and allow me to start bobbing the bike and save the point of no return till later.


He does really nice work. Did you look at his website?
 
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