Special thanks to BMWBMW members:
-Repo for advising me to find a big rock to rest my foot.
WHAT a CLUB!!!
Ben -- Do you know the final seat height? Can I ask how tall you are?
I am 5' 7" and the seat height of a cycle is one of my major criteria when looking to buy a bike. Your lowering project interests me for a possible GS someday.
Yellowjacket wrote:I am 5'7" as well with a 28" inseam and chubby legs. I would guess the final seat height to be 29" (28.x compressed by my body weight) which is similar to my R1200C. My rear shock is 2" shorter and the front 1 1/2 shorter. I can get the balls of my feet on the ground. Another member with 29 inseam can flat foot sitting on my bike. If you are riding a K75, you may want to try a GS standard with a low seat which is cheaper than getting new shocks. Further The seat can be shaved narrower in the front part to accommodate reach. Also check on the weight of the GS vs the K. The K bikes' center of gravity may be higher and may also weigh more. Going from my R1200C to the R1150GS, the center of gravity may be about the same, and I shed 100lbs so the GS is much more manageable at lower speed and is light as a feather at higher speeds.
You can call me Ben, but that is not my real name. The real Ben may show up at some point
I started to use your screen name, but your tag line "Call me Ben" seemed like an invitation, so I did.
From now on I'm addressing everyone by their screen name when I post!
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