Help a short arse - Kawasaki Forum :: KawasakiWorld.com
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 Old 09-08-2016, 10:00 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Suffolk
Posts: 2
Help a short arse

Hi
Recently bought a GTR1400 but at 5'7" I need to lower the bike and was thinking a lower seat or possibly cut the existing seat, anyone had a similar issue and if so how was it resolved....Jim KERR
JIMKERR is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 Old 09-08-2016, 10:23 PM
Senior Member
 
dave zx12r's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: UK
Posts: 288
Garage
A dude in heels might not be a good look.
Lowering kit is easiest option.
Not familiar with your bike but if you are able to fit longer dog bones and drop the forks in the front clamps a similar amount, it will give the desired height wirhout removing foam and numbing your ass on long hauls :-) Good luck with it.
dave zx12r is offline  
post #3 of 7 Old 09-09-2016, 01:33 AM
Senior Member
 
GazzaZedHead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: East Yorkshire. UK.
Posts: 354
Hi Jim, if you want your seat reshaping consider this guy (link below), I've seen his work he's the dogs bollocks

Tony Archer ? Classic and Modern Car Trimmer, Motorcycle Seat Specialists

'You fools, you smashed me with your iron horse'.
GazzaZedHead is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 7 Old 09-09-2016, 03:47 AM
Senior Member
 
dave zx12r's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: UK
Posts: 288
Garage
Removing foam doesnt lower a great deal.
Its easy diy if you want to do it, you just undo the staples , chop the foam, put a thinner bit in and re staple stretching the seat. 30 mins... ah but I am an upholsterer :-)

I dont think it will lower you enough. Dog bones are cheap and can be taken off at a later date.

I guess it depends how much you need to lose.


Good luck.
dave zx12r is offline  
post #5 of 7 Old 09-09-2016, 05:18 AM
Senior Member
 
zx996's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: new brunswick canada
Posts: 430
The seat from a zx14 lowers it quite a bit. And the shock links from the 14 will lower it even more.
zx996 is offline  
post #6 of 7 Old 09-27-2016, 07:08 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Suffolk
Posts: 2
All resolved as got a lowering kit from Lust Racing and works a treat
JIMKERR is offline  
post #7 of 7 Old 09-28-2016, 07:19 AM
Senior Member
 
dave zx12r's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: UK
Posts: 288
Garage
Super job :-)
Glad to hear you got a good cheap solution.
Ive got 3 different sets from them plus a muzzy 3 hole set that I ground on the return road at Santa pod , now a 2 hole set .Oops!
You might find it adventageous, if possible on your bike, to slide the forks down a similar amount to maintain steering geometry. Just lowering the rear sometimes makes the front heavier in the corners.
dave zx12r is offline  
Reply

  Kawasaki Forum :: KawasakiWorld.com > Kawasaki Motorcycles > Concours14

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki Forum :: KawasakiWorld.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome