2006 Yamaha R6 Lowering Seat
I am a complete newb when it comes to this stuff. If it had been asked already, please point me to the thread as I couldn't find any in the tech and mods section.
I want to lower the seat by about 2 inches (I'm really tip toeing when sitting on the bike). Is that possible? Are there any parts I need to buy or can I just bring it to a shop and request for it to be done? Or are there other suggestions?
Thanks in advance!
sounds like someone i know xD
i just had this convo w/ him last night n apparently there's a lowering kit...
using google for everything usually helps
i don't think i am who you think i am because last night i fell asleep at 7pm and didn't wake up until 10am this morning lol.
i am not at all mechanically inclined so i need to bring it to a shop. i tried google and all i can find are lowering links?
Best way to do it is to take the seat to an upholstery shop and have them shave down the foam an inch or so and see how that works.
You can buy lowering links for the bike to physically lower it, but the sacrifice in ground clearance and performance isn't worth it.
Originally Posted by blkmrkt
is that the only way to lower it without physically lowering the bike? or are there some other seats i can buy?
Dam I got old fast
Options for making a bike fit.
For the back of the bike, lowering links are cheap and some brands offer 1/2 inch increments so you can lower it to max while you are learning to ride and then start raising it back up as you are more comfortable on your bike, to maximize ground clearance
The forks can be slid in the triple tree's up about 1/2 inch max to lower the front, you have to check there is clearance with the fender/radiator, this makes the steering quicker which is not optimal for a new rider but is mainly felt at aggressive speed and cornering not something a new rider should be doing. Again easily reversible when you get better with the bike. If you adjust your front forks check alignment so the bike tracks properly, doesn't want to turn one way easier than the other.
Another option is to take it to a suspension shop for new fork springs suited to your weight and desired ride height like RMR.
The seat can be shaved at the front on the top and sides to help you get your leg's to reach as well as where you sit while riding. you lose some comfort with less foam under your butt, so again it's a trade off, maybe buy a used seat to modify so you can go back to stock.
+1. Best idea so far.
Originally Posted by blkmrkt
If you need to remove even more foam, you could have the same shop replace the factory stuff with thinner foam of a denser quality. You might also look into adding 1/2 inch to the soles/heels of your boots. I've seen it done and its hardly noticeable by others yet very effective.
These are just ideas. Your results may vary. Guaranteed to be contradicted.