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    Lowering my 2017 Factory

    As Iam not the tallest person, Iam finding it difficult pushing back sat on the bike, was wondering have any of you short arses like me tried these?
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Aprilia-V...53.m1438.l2649

    Cheers Ash.

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    Not personally but have helped a few friends along the years with this issue. Our sponsor has the same product available with additional details.

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    why do you need to push back so much? I'm on tip-toes if I have both feet down at a stop and really have not had any height-related issues.

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    Hi Ash,

    same problem here ,so I purchased a second seat and took the cover off and sanded down to my liking,fitted the cover back on and job done ,didn’t need to mess about with the bikes suspension!!!

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    I lowered my 2016 Factory. Actually had the dealer install them before I took delivery. I'm 5'6" with a 30 inch inseam. I feel so insecure on my tippy toes. It's perfect for me now. Feels like a small bike. Got these from AF1
    http://www.af1racing.com/store/Scrip...For+V4++-+40mm

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    I never park face towards curb anymore. Sometimes I do get in a situation where I have to do a turn to park but I cant push back while seated. I just get off and push back that way.
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    It’s not just the pushing back while sat on it, it’s at junctions and lights you feel more confident if your Flat footed as well.
    This is my 3rd V4 Tuono but this one seems to be the worse, I must be shrinking in my old age��
    Ash

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    Quote Originally Posted by ash View Post
    It’s not just the pushing back while sat on it, it’s at junctions and lights you feel more confident if your Flat footed as well.
    This is my 3rd V4 Tuono but this one seems to be the worse, I must be shrinking in my old age��
    Ash
    Could be, but I think the issue is that the Tuono F seat is actually a little higher than listed. I know Sport Rider said the RR seat was 33.5 in not 32.5 in, and I think the Ohlins shock might make the F slightly higher. I'm definitely like a ballet dancer at stops, but after my Multistrada it does not faze me.

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    Tip toes? On the Tuono? Best not get on a GSA then
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyboy08 View Post
    Tip toes? On the Tuono? Best not get on a GSA then

    Or a Caponord!!
    40 odd powered two wheelers over 40 odd years. Currently in the garage are a 2016 Tuono V1100RR and a '79 Honda CB550F

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    I can't push the bike back whilst I'm sat on it, if I need to reverse I just jump off and push from the side, much quicker!

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