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Seat height I'm thinking of getting a Kawasaki Versys but I have a 29 inseam. Can I adjust the bike for a 30-30.5 height? Will it take a different seat?

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  • Anonymous Jan 14, 2009

    I am 6"2 . Am I too tall for this bike ? 650 cc seems small for a guy my size. I want the seat to be tall. Any info would be great. John

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Koubalink I am short as well, could ride fine, but as the bike is tough to kickstart, I needed the height to get a full range on the kickstart. Bought a Koubalink, fitted it in about 30 mins and worked out perfectly. Cheers

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If it is a hand latch, pull out raise seat then push latch back in. If it is a bolt, then using a 5mm hex wrench turn it counterclockwise until loose. Do not remove bolt completely. Pull up on seat to desired height. Tighten bolt via turning it clockwise until tight. If it a mountain bike then while the pedal is at the bottom of the stroke you should have a 25-30 degree bend in your leg. If it is a road bike then you should have a 15-20 degree bend in your leg. If you need help choosing the correct height then go to your local bike shop with your bike and ask them to move the seat to the correct height.

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No what you can do is take it to some one who does custom seats and discuss having it re done with thicker foam piece raising it to your comfort.

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How to lower a 2003 zzr1200?


You will have a very difficult time getting it low enough to fit you adequately. The seat height is nearly 32 inches stock, so compare that with your inseam and see how much you would need to adjust. It is doubtful you will get the bike that low without ground clearance and fender clearance issues, safety aside.

But, to answer your question:

The front fork tubes can be slid up the triple clamps over an inch, sometimes as much as 2 inches. Your fender may need to be removed however.

The rear you will have to buy/fabricate a lowering link set. There are several styles available on ebay.com for your bike.

I would also recommend taking your seat to an upholsterer and having some of the foam removed to provide more clearance for you.

Be advised that all modifications to the ride height of your bike adversely effects your ride quality and control. The amount that you need to lower your bike could and likely will make it much more difficult to maneuver due to the skewed suspension geometry.
Please be careful!

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