I am fairly new here. I think this is an appropriate place for this post. If not please move it.
I am about to get a 2015 V 1000 LT. I did a test ride about a week ago. I've always been a straight up cruiser guy. I get a new bike every 2-4 years because I get bored easy. The last few years the sport/touring, adventure/touring type rides have really begun to appeal to me.
I never had a bike I couldn't flatfoot. The V is a pretty tall bike to say the least. Sitting on the V, the balls of my feet touch the ground to where I can move the bike pretty well, but my heal does not touch. I would like to flat foot it. I have never had a bike I can't flat foot in all the years I've been riding. It is quite high.
I have a guy that does customs seats. He can shave about an inch or so off the stock seat and put a gel pack inside, getting me about 1-1.5 inches closer to the ground for about $180.00. I also don't really like feeling like I am falling into the gas tank because of the slant of the seat, so I will see if he can make it flatter.
I know there are lowering kits for the V, but I'd rather not get into that, since I am pretty close to the ground now. The salesman barely pushed down on the luggage rack while I was sitting on the bike and I could completely flatfoot the bike.
My question is, have any of you out there lowered the seat on your V? If so, what are your pros and cons, if any?
Thanks in advance. Looking forward to a whole new kind of riding.