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    Lowering the 2011 Honda CBR250R

    My wife is short and needs it lowered. I've done a bit of searching trying to find a lowering kit and here's a few options;

    1. Modify the OEM replacement link 52475-KYJ-900 - ROD SUB-ASSY
    2. KROOZR Lowering kit
    3. Another option is to get a tool and die pro to make one.
    4. Shave the seat
    5. Ride half naked with stilettos

    Anyone lowered their 2011 CBR250R?
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    Re: Lowering the 2011 Honda CBR250R

    #5 post pics to confirm if it's suitable!

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    ^ This.

    Also, maybe look into an aftermarket seat. May be shorter + the added comfort.
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    Re: Lowering the 2011 Honda CBR250R

    Best option would be #4, if it can be lowered enough, as it won't affect the handling of the bike as much as the other methods.

    Are you thinking of doing it yourself on the existing seat, buying a second seat and doing it to that or getting a professional to shave it?
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    Re: Lowering the 2011 Honda CBR250R

    #4 & #6 your wife learns how to stop with this bike. I know a few height challenged riders, you don't have to flat foot both sides. yes it means being aware before you stop but i do not see this as bad.

    this guy isn't as short as your wife but he does have inseam issues. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLntOqtK-aE

    messing with the suspension is asking for trouble.

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    Re: Lowering the 2011 Honda CBR250R

    If I do #4, I would probably get another seat and shave that one myself. Although, I haven't priced an OEM seat yet and if it's pricey I might get a pro to do it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Baggsy View Post
    Best option would be #4, if it can be lowered enough, as it won't affect the handling of the bike as much as the other methods.

    Are you thinking of doing it yourself on the existing seat, buying a second seat and doing it to that or getting a professional to shave it?
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    Re: Lowering the 2011 Honda CBR250R

    My wife is short, but has an inseam of 28, so the same as that guy. Although, she's lacking in the man-strength department (no disrespect). She's planning on bulking up over the winter, so come spring she'll be stronger than me

    So with the extra manish-bulk and if I shave the seat, she should be ready to go. If not, option #5.

    Quote Originally Posted by CruisnGrrl View Post
    #4 & #6 your wife learns how to stop with this bike. I know a few height challenged riders, you don't have to flat foot both sides. yes it means being aware before you stop but i do not see this as bad.

    this guy isn't as short as your wife but he does have inseam issues. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLntOqtK-aE

    messing with the suspension is asking for trouble.
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    Re: Lowering the 2011 Honda CBR250R

    Check out these guys:

    http://www.richscustomseats.com/
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    Re: Lowering the 2011 Honda CBR250R

    Quote Originally Posted by RodneyBR View Post
    So with the extra manish-bulk...
    Oh man what a tease, stop making us fantasize about your wife like that it's just wrong!
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    Re: Lowering the 2011 Honda CBR250R

    Keep in mind that the width of the seat makes a difference as well.
    I replaced my seat with a Corbin and noticed the width spreads my legs apart more thus "shortening" my legs some more.
    I can still flat foot but find the bike more difficult to move around at parking speed.

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    She could always get the Icon Bombshell riding boots
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    Re: Lowering the 2011 Honda CBR250R

    Definitely #5 and make sure you make one of your videos about too!
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    Re: Lowering the 2011 Honda CBR250R

    WOW. They do amazing work, but a bit on the expensive side, which is to be expected since it takes so much time.

    Quote Originally Posted by silverbullet132 View Post
    Check out these guys:

    http://www.richscustomseats.com/
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    Re: Lowering the 2011 Honda CBR250R

    Just called Honda priced an OEM seat, it's approx. $140... ouch. So I might try and find one on eBay over the winter months since I'm in no rush. Other option is to shave the original seat, but I really don't wanna do that.
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    Re: Lowering the 2011 Honda CBR250R

    Option is to modify the OEM replacement link 52475-KYJ-900 ROD SUB-ASSY, but it costs approx $130. These parts are so expensive here in Canada, so I might get from US.
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    Re: Lowering the 2011 Honda CBR250R

    Cool, but after searching these guys have a new OEM seat for $33: http://www.cheapcycleparts.com/model...emblies/241683

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    Re: Lowering the 2011 Honda CBR250R

    Its a Dallas Honda dealer, but jump on that 972 619 2017

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    Re: Lowering the 2011 Honda CBR250R

    Sweet... these guys ship to Canada for around $30: http://www.cheapcycleparts.com
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    Re: Lowering the 2011 Honda CBR250R

    Lowering a bike will drastically change the handling set up. When I got my 250 it was lowered by the previous owner. I was going to keep it as such because my wife loved the lower feel but for me, I was scraping pegs going around corners and roundabouts at less than break neck speeds. In some instances the bike would scrape then try and buck me off! After that I couldn't get those stupid things off the bike fast enough.
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