Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: TAUNTON, SOMERSET, UNITED KINGDOM
99 seat height vs 05
Hi guys,i have a 99 lt with the seat on its lowest setting.I have never had any trouble with seat height despite my short legs. I rode a 05 bike yesterday firstly it seemed to lean a lot further over on the side stand than my 99,secondly it actually seemed higher. I thought the newer bike was supposed to actually be lower than the old one. This is strange, putting one foot down was dead easy as the seat seemed narrower,but two feet down harder as the new seat was higher as in more padded. I will explain the 99 seat is just flat and smooth,and the 05 seat had like raised stitching and separate panels. I dont think i would bother but has anyone tried that seat lowering mod,where you grind certain bits and pieces off. I know that doesnt sound technical but the article is not in front of me.I think that mod was for a early one,the seat underneath is also different from the 99 to the 05 on,or so it seems. Gentleman your opinion please.