cogger Posted May 10, 2006 Share Posted May 10, 2006 Need some help from some of you experienced BMW riders. I just purchased a new 2005 R1200RT with the low seat option at dealer cost! I am only 5 feet 8 inches with about 31 inch inseam so my I am on my toes (but I can flat foot it on one foot), so before the purchase I contacted several well known seat makers and was told by one of the best that they could definitely get my feet closer to the ground. I should have know better when all the other seat makers said they could not do it. Well guess what - when I was ready to send the seat in, they stated that they really could not get my feet any closer to the ground. So my question is, has anyone had their low seat lowered even further or made narrower in the front? Or does anyone have any other suggestions? I am adding one inch to the soles of my boots (with cutouts for the shifter and brake). I do not want to lower the suspension. If I cannot get my feet flat on the ground (when I really stretch my legs), it is for sale - with only 147 miles on it. You have to see the road to house to understand this - about a quarter of mile of gravelly recycled asphalt, of which, about 50 yards that is very steep, and a very sharp, sloped left turn into my driveway. And no, an adventure bike is out the question for me - I want a road bike. Thanks ahead of time. Link to comment
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