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I am thinking about buying this bike but not sure if it will fit....I am short (5. 7' and both feet need to touch the ground...but what is the distanmce from the top of seat to the ground and then what is the width of the seat for this model..can you help? Any help would be great! Bruce

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I don't know the measurements of that bike, but I bought a 99 , 750 monster for my wife, I had to take the rear spring way down, no spring left, rigid suspension, and I had to lower the yoke on the forks as far as I could, I got quite a bit out of it, like 2 1/2 inches of height, now she can touch the ground. made it a totally different bike.

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