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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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    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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Before spending money on a new sit contact the dealer and see if there is a lowering kit for it. I have just lower my wifes 2007 vulcan 500 by 2 inchs. or talk to there are really great there

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