Which is the BEST version of the Honda Shadow for seriously short riders? I am 4'11" barefoot, and can only flatfoot both sides of my Rebel with boots with heels. I am very interested in getting a Shadow someday. I live in Northern NY State.
Which is the BEST version of the Honda Shadow for seriously short riders
I have a 2001 1100 it's only 27 inches from ground to the seat
2008 SHADOW AERO MY INSEAM IS 30 INCH SIT ON IT FEELS LIKE YOUR ALMOST SITTING ON GROUND
Which are the easiest to lower..?
Injection then carb and easy to lower.
Buy a yamaha vstar....i had to get rid of shadow as they are too tall
What Yamaha star ? Info please? Suzanne Hicks
I thought my shadow was to high as I was on my toes when I baught it..
But honestly over time I became flat footed!
I think it was from simply becoming more confident & relax on my ride??
Sounds odd I know but something to consider....
Yamaha vstar 1100 iam flat footed and only 5ft 2. Found the yamaha cornered better than my shadow and had a better centre of gravity. Gf has a shadow aero and she finds it top heavy so she bought a victory
I think I know what you mean.
BY 750 C2 SPIRIT seat hight 25"" stock.
I have a Honda shadow 600 vlx .. I'm 5' it's seat height 25.6 " ,,, I barely sit flat footed just barely....
5'2 on a good day and have a 750 spirit, I did A LOT of research before getting it because I was afraid of seat height and weight amd found you can lower it almost 2" with a kit but after I got it I realized I didn't needed to lower it, I LOVEEE my baby and I can flat footer easily just practice a lot at your own time, it will give you confidence and you will feel more comfortable with the one you choose
Trick for short legs - get the front horn area of your seat shaved down along the sides. It narrows the seat, lets you ride a bit further forward and gives you an extra 1-3 inches reach to the ground!
Yamaha i found seat so low i can now touch flat footed
Honda i was always tippy toe and i kept falling over
750 Spirit with the 2.5" lowering kit from scootworks. I'm also modifying my seat right now. I'm also 4'11"
Did lowering it make , turning , cornering , anything to do any different? Do you drag anywhere ?