Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: South shore coast, Massachusetts
I can't express how much I've enjoyed reading all the posts in this thread - going all the way back to 2007. At 5', I learned to ride on a Honda Rebel 250, quickly moved up to a 450, then had a Yamaha VStar Custom 650, but I yearned to ride a sport bike. So I bought a Ninja 250 and had it lowered. Well, that ride home was so exciting and I haven't looked back. Two years ago I bought a Monster 695 and had it lowered. I love it and I have adjusted to the weight and height, if not completely the riding position. I, too, have to be off of the bike to back it up because my legs are too short to do otherwise. Unfortunately, the dealer moved farther away and isn't terribly pleasant about servicing or modifying my bike. I'd like to put risers on the bars to make the position more comfortable. When I had a major service last year, the bike came back with an oil leak. Not mechanically inclined and with no garage here in cold Massachusetts, I've not been able to have it resolved. Feeling frustrated, but still in love with my Monster.