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I was wondering if anyone has lowered the seat height. I would ideally like to lower it 2 inches so that I can firmly put my feet down. However, most shops say don't do it because it screws up the geometry etc.

Wondering if anyone has done it and their thoughts?
 

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I wouldn't even think of trying to get 2" of lowering out of the suspension, you may get a little bit, but not much. It could get unsafe quick. Where you may get more though is in cutting the seat down. Take it to a motorcycle seat specialist, they would likely pull the cover back and see if there is enough padding and proper seat pan shape to cut any out. Maybe end up changing the padding to a firmer one in the process. I have seats done before, some you can, some you can't.
 

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2 inches might be hard, NO pun intended.... the frame rails are right under the seat, unless you take all the cushion of the seat or you go with race glass SBK tail section, it would be very hard. Yes you could get some out of the forks and aftermarket shock, but not much id assume.
 
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2 inches might be hard, NO pun intended.... the frame rails are right under the seat, unless you take all the cushion of the seat or you go with race glass SBK tail section, it would be very hard. Yes you could get some out of the forks and aftermarket shock, but not much id assume.
I was sitting all comfy on the couch, I did not go out and pull the seat. :) Yours is off so much easier to see. Good call on the rail position and the seat pan.
 

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I know with other sport bikes going one size smaller on the front and rear tires can make a noticeable difference in seat height. There isn't much you could shave off the R7 seat but even a little bit off the edges in combination with other changes could add up to a big difference. I think just dropping the front forks down some and adjusting the rear spring tension could get you close enough. Again multiple small tweaks here and there add up to a big difference.

Does anyone know if adjustable lowering links are available for the rear?
 

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I was wondering if anyone has lowered the seat height. I would ideally like to lower it 2 inches so that I can firmly put my feet down. However, most shops say don't do it because it screws up the geometry etc.

Wondering if anyone has done it and their thoughts?
There are two things coming in mind, when reading this. 1. there is no need that everybody rides every motorbike. Maybe there is an other model which suits much better. 2. with practice and experience you can learn, that there is no need to flat food or firmly both feed on the ground, to ride a bike.

A sports bike will not have much cushion or pad height on the seat. So maybe wait a second until third parties will offer lowering kits. They should lower front and rear that way that total bike geometry is not changed. Just lower, with the result that the ground clearance is shrunken as well.
 

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OP inquired about lowering the seat height and if anyone has done this. +1 on the question.

Yes, not all bikes for all riders. However, i test rode the R7 during a demo ride. On that R7, i was pretty much flat footing on the bike. On my new R7. I tippy toe. I haven't adjusted anything as I am still breaking it in. I'm not looking at lowering it 2 inches, so the question is, has anyone adjusted the rear shock? What's a realistic expectation on how much the R7 can be lowered without installing lowering links? 1/2 inch, 1 inch?

Additionally, Is it easy to adjust the rear shock? The manual indicates assisting the suspension (front and back) for different riding styles, but didn't go into any detail beyond clicks on the front and rear. Is there a start point? On ohlins you start by adjusting the knob all the way to one end (out). When it doesn't go anymore. You're at the start point. Is it the same for the R7 or will going too far out cause issues?

I've watched Dave Moss videos, but they were not R7 specific. If anyone has experience with adjusting the R7, any insight is greatly appreciated.

TIA
 

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Take the stock foam out.
Then replace with stick back 1/4
Felt it lowered me buy atleast a inch.
 

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Hey, new guy here so I’m playing catch up.

For me, personally, in my experience, it’s best to never lower the suspension on a sport bike intended for good handling, it disrupts the ability to turn quickly.

The best move, (before considering a seat mod), would be to purchase a pair of boots with a good heel, ie Logger boots, or boots wt wedge heels (for the vertically challenged ladies).

Having both your feet planted on the ground is one of the most important things I’ve heard from newer riders, (when I sold sport bikes for 5 summers, years back).

Combine the taller boots/soles wt good tank grips for your knees, ala TechSpec etc, and you’re taking weight off your hands, (bc your squeezing wt your knees), and this alone provides a feeling of secure that most all riders look for.
 
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