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I'm interested to see how people have their bike height setup.

Personally when just sat on the bike I can either have one foot on the floor with the other on the brake or both feet down on my tip toes.. All my bikes have been the same as I'm a short arse at 5'7. :devious

I Was debating on lowering my p8f but would there be a point/benefit apart from being able to have both feet down flat at a stand still.

Opinions / advice / experiences are welcome!
 

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Personally I am the same as you. I'm 5'8 and when at a stop, I'm on the balls of my feet/tip toes. I also thought about lowering the bike, but haven't decided to do so.
 

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Supposedly lowering an inch won't matter much but I ride stock height and I'm only 5'5". No need to mess with the geometry and my ZX6r has the highest stock height. As long as you can one foot, not even flat, you should be okay. But at the end of the day, it's about confidence so if you can't ride without it lower, then lower it. PS, the hardest part is backing the bike out or when parked up /down hill
 

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I must have some long fucking legs because I can flat foot mine easily at a stop, and I'm just under 5'8"... (bike's at stock height).
 

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I got my bike lowered a bit. Im 5'7" and it helps me keep the bike more stable when Im at a stop or backing my bike out.
 

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The inseam of people is what matters most I've read.

I'm 5'4" and when I'm at the light I just put my right foot down (tip toes). I feel more comfortable on my bike than on my brothers R6.

I was also thinking about lowering it but not a huge issue, only when I'm backing out of a space.
 

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Im at 5'6 and my 05 zx6r seems to be the fattest one out of all the years, i tip toe with both feet on the ground or flat foot one side. I have no issues backing up the bike either, Im just on my tip toes doing it though
 

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im about 5'6-5'7, I flat foot my left foot and have my right foot on the rear brake. Its a lot more comfortable than having both feet down on tip toes. Backing up is a pain though, I usually get off and walk it. I also have a corbin seat installed, helped me get an extra inch of reach.
 

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im about 5'6-5'7, I flat foot my left foot and have my right foot on the rear brake. Its a lot more comfortable than having both feet down on tip toes. Backing up is a pain though, I usually get off and walk it. I also have a corbin seat installed, helped me get an extra inch of reach.
Except for the corbin seat I do exactly the same what he said.


I'm barely 5'4 and never lowered my 600s.
Kick stand could end up being too long and if parked on the wrong side of a hill it would be that much more likely to tip over since the stock length of the stand will straighten it up more, less side lean due to the lowering.


I was never able to compare the performance of a slightly lowered bike to stock height. A friend of mine being 5'6 lowered her R6 by over an inch and also dropped the front forks with the rear. Her bike wouldn't not stay in a turn and was always a fight. Matching the front height is supposed to be the proper way of lowering, just didn't work with her bike (don't know what went wrong).

In general I just don't trust lowering and would be mad if it truly did compromise the handling after investing time and money.

Plus my fiancée would never lower his zx10 for me. So I better be used to riding a bike at stock height if I ever wanna take a friend's or his for a spin.

It's like people refusing to learn stick shift on a car cuz they'd never need that skill since there are so many automatics out there.
 

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I'm in the club of left foot down and right covering rear brake too.

I typically have to walk my bike out of spots when I nose in. Looks ridiculous tip toeing it backwards half inch per step :p

If it's a short distance however I will lean in over a little and kick it back with one foot. Works good, but lots of added weight on that leg and gets tiring quick
 

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I'm in the club of left foot down and right covering rear brake too.

I typically have to walk my bike out of spots when I nose in. Looks ridiculous tip toeing it backwards half inch per step :p

If it's a short distance however I will lean in over a little and kick it back with one foot. Works good, but lots of added weight on that leg and gets tiring quick
If I can take up a whole car parking spot I spin it!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWWnf0niufk

turn handlebars all the way to the right, push down left hand, pull up right hand, put some of my way on the left arm to tip it up in the back and then pull backwards around me with my right foot not moving, pivoting the bike around it.
 

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My feet both are flat on the ground at a stop. I'm 6'2" but I suspect my suspension needs to be set up for my weight as I'm a porky 275lbs...
 

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I can only tiptoe with both feet. I put my left foot down and my right foot on the rear brake.

I almost always spin the bike around on the kickstand instead of backing out of spaces (it's much easier and quicker).
 

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I can only tiptoe with both feet. I put my left foot down and my right foot on the rear brake.

I almost always spin the bike around on the kickstand instead of backing out of spaces (it's much easier and quicker).
How tall are you Strider?

I need to work on spinning my bike around on the kick stand...better than backing it out
 

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I can only tiptoe with both feet. I put my left foot down and my right foot on the rear brake.

I almost always spin the bike around on the kickstand instead of backing out of spaces (it's much easier and quicker).


Why have I never thought of this... Sounds so much easier
 

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5'11'', I can flat foot on both sides at a stoplight with my riding boots on. Stock suspension set-up.
 

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My bike is still on the stock suspension. I'm 5'8" and when I put both feet down I am usually on the balls of my feet. I most often just put down my left foot and cover the rear brake with my right.
 

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I need to work on spinning my bike around on the kick stand...better than backing it out
Be careful when doing this....it is fun, and easy :)
But...it will most likely "ruin" whatever pavement you're on. In short, do not do it in your driveway lol

Yes...it makes you "look" cool when you do it, but if you mess up it will not be worth the humiliation :laugh

I used to do it alot when I learnt that new "Trick" but lately I just back the bike up, unless I have no choice then its good to know "how" to do this

Also...some of you fellas are making me feel tall-ish :laugh (im 5"8), with boots on I get close to Flat Footing both feet, with sneakers I can only get one foot down, one foot on tippy toes :O
 
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