Seat height

Question:
Is there a safe way to lower the seat height on a Kawasaki Police 1000. I have a 30 inch inseam and the 31 inch seat makes it awkward to back up as I can not stand flat footed with both feet and can only tiptoe. Thank you. Sgt. Billy Pike--Oliver Springs Tennessee Police Dept.


There is a couple of ways of doing that. You can pull the fork tubes up in the triple clamps and make sure the shock spring preload is set at the lowest setting. An another alternative is to replace the stock rear shocks with some shorter ones. I have also seen people remove some of the seat padding to accomplish this. Lowering the motorcycle will impact the handling and ground clearance, usually in a negative fashion. Out here on the left coast I have seen vertically challenged officers double sole their boots also.