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Just curious to see how tall everyone is. My wife is not feeling comfortable riding the bike. She's about 5'4". Any suggestions for her? She took and passed the MSF course back in June on a Honda Rebel.

Thank you in advance.
 

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I have a friend at work who at 5'3" is a seasoned rider but had to do the one legged lean when she was sitting on the cee bee.. Im 5'9" and its perfect for me.. im not sure what the steps are in trying to lower the bike are, but there is a thread in here somewhere specifically about lowering.. good luck to the missus..
 

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I'm a 5' 4" female. I can touch on the balls of my feet, but can't flat foot it. At first I was worried about this, but the more and more I ride the bike, the more comfortable I am with only being able to touch on the balls of my feet. I thought about having mine lowered also, but now I think I'm going to save the money and just continue to ride and get used to it.
 

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Just curious to see how tall everyone is. My wife is not feeling comfortable riding the bike. She's about 5'4". Any suggestions for her? She took and passed the MSF course back in June on a Honda Rebel.

Thank you in advance.

5' 6" here-- Find her a pair of boots with a 2 inch heel and a thick sole. I wear hiking boots with a thick sole that's the only way I can flat foot on this thing.
Maybe lifting some weights if she feels the bike is too heavy as is.
 

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Just curious to see how tall everyone is. My wife is not feeling comfortable riding the bike. She's about 5'4". Any suggestions for her? She took and passed the MSF course back in June on a Honda Rebel.

Thank you in advance.
A pre gen Ninja, 1998-2007, will sit much, much lower than the CBR. They are like a kids bike in comparison. You could find a nice used one for $2000 this time of year. The seat on the Honda is much more square too which makes it seem higher than my new gen Ninja. There are lowering kits available for the CBR but they are kind of over priced. Platform boots will help and you could talk to Corbin about a shaved seat.
 

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5'8 but I have a 32" inseam. Short torso, long(ish) legs and a pin head (size small helmet)

I look like the Tick's mini me :D
 

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A pre gen Ninja, 1998-2007, will sit much, much lower than the CBR. They are like a kids bike in comparison. You could find a nice used one for $2000 this time of year.
Spot on. I just sold my 94. I felt like a monkey humping a football on that thing. 16" wheels and sub 30" seat height. The bigger problem, at least for me, was the seat to peg distance which is VERY short, and the seat itself which could do double duty as a torture device. My ass was toast after 45 minutes.

The CBR is miles more comfortable. I did about 500km on it last weekend in one day. Mind you, I wanted off the bike at the end of it :D
 

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get her some frame sliders, take all the side fairings off, and tell her to spend as much time in the saddle as possible. tell her not to be afraid to fall over a couple of times if she has to. i'm 5', i've dropped my 600 more times than i'd like to admit but now i can one foot it
 

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I'm 5'6" and I can't flat-foot the CBR250R. Luckily, I learned to ride on dirt bikesand have learned to one-foot when stopped and take-off with half of my butt out of the saddle. One-footing the CBR250R was quite easy as its very very light.
 

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I'm 5'5", 110lbs. I learned to ride on heavier bikes so I find the 250 quite light. When the bike is upright I can't flatfoot either. I have learned to one foot and lean the bike when at a stop. IMHO I think your wife will gain confidence only after time in the saddle, pretty much like the rest of us. :)
 
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