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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-02-2010, 04:06 AM Thread Starter
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lower the versys seat?

Hi all,
I just bought a 2009 versys (got a great deal) and I'm wondering about the possibility of lowering the seat. It's not absolutely necessary, but I think it would be helpful. I have a friend who had the dealer lower the seat on her vstrom and I'm wondering if something similar can be done with the versys. Any ideas?

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Hi all,
I just bought a 2009 versys (got a great deal) and I'm wondering about the possibility of lowering the seat. It's not absolutely necessary, but I think it would be helpful. I have a friend who had the dealer lower the seat on her vstrom and I'm wondering if something similar can be done with the versys. Any ideas?

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Try this link

http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...+lowering+kits
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Highly recommend! I installed a lowering kit and the Versys fits me like a glove now.
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Hi all,
I just bought a 2009 versys (got a great deal) and I'm wondering about the possibility of lowering the seat. It's not absolutely necessary, but I think it would be helpful. I have a friend who had the dealer lower the seat on her vstrom and I'm wondering if something similar can be done with the versys. Any ideas?

Elizabeth
From what I understand its not absolutely necessary but you want to drop the seat height just a bit , then you can cut about 1"+ on the seat height if that will help. But if you want a little extra drop than Speedy lowering kit will help.
My stock seat mod to fit me + speedy lowering kit:-

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I put the Speedy lowering kit on my '09 and it not only lowered the seat height by about 1.5" but also softened the ride which I like. I did not lower the front as suggested and did not notice any difference in steering feel. You will need to modify the side stand.
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-03-2010, 01:34 PM
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Well you have several options.

inexpensive:

Remove the seat cover and shave off some of the foam. You could do this your self, the dealer might be willing to do this, or take it to an upholstery shop.

Mid range:

Install the lowering kit, found here http://motowerk.com/LoweringKit.aspx and leave the seat alone.

Premium:

Buy a new seat. Kawasaki makes a low gel seat that you can order for the dealer, buy a used one or, find it else where on the internet such as ebay. Corbin and Baldwin also make replacement seats that you can have custom made to be lower. You also might be able to find one of these seats used on this forum in the "for sale" section.


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One other option, quite inexpensive would be to try wearing height lifting inserts inside your boots. These can be found for about $10 - $20.

Has anyone tried riding with inserts?

This would not function very well without boots, imo.

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