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post #11 of 25 (permalink) Old 10-04-2017, 04:34 PM
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Did your 'boss' not demo the 310 ?
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Have to agree with your iints my wife is short as well and has most of the same problems and dislikes, the seat instead of ordering the lower seat, we just took hers to interior shop and had them shave the seat, feels more ergonomic and she can almost touch flatfoot with her riding boots. clutch issues same, though levers will come out or you can see what will fit, the friction point, keep in mind its a new bike and both my r1100s and my f800r felt same till they wore in, agree on the sound, and am going with the akrapovic exhaust from revzilla, only issue we having is right now no one is saying if the exhaust will fit the 2018 model, but it does the 2017,
she hated the blue color, but likes the black she has, the bike handles great and carves the corners, her biggest issue she used to ride NINJA 500r, and the 310 is lacking that torque she used to
the cost of the akrapovic exhaust isnt bad at $470 plus free shipping, so things I'm loking for arte sprockets to give it longer legs on hiway, race exhaust, and integrated tail lites
Re the exhaust: Is there really any difference between a 2017 and a 2018 model? What makes you think so cfaircraft?
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don't know if there is or not, I contacted distributers for the exhaust and they only list 2017 for application, I contacted Akrapovic via their website and asked, they responded saying they don't know about the 2018 applicability yet,
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I'm 5'8" with an inseam of 31 inches. The shaved seat helped in that my feet are now flat on the ground if I slide towards the tank
Ah, thanks for the reply! I was wondering the height and inseam difference. My wife is 52 with a 27-28 inseam. Good reference point.
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Absolutely the engine sound is horrible so I use foam ear plugs
Evotech offers adjustable levers
Hornig motorcycle parts offers a rear shock lowering kit that lowers it 1 inch. Of course you should raise the front fork the same amount if doable.
It's a shame most dealers don't offer test rides.
Hate to say it but a Honda Rebel 500 might be just right.
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Looks like you can raise the fork outer tubes about an inch
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levers ............................... https://www.puigmoto.nl/contents/nl/..._PuigMoto.html
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levers ............................... https://www.puigmoto.nl/contents/nl/..._PuigMoto.html
Thank you! Puig USA has added to their site per my request but the G310R 8609N clutch and brake adapters are out of stock until March 2018.
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UPDATE: We have made several modifications since the initial post.

We picked up my wife's motorcycle and she is very happy with the Wilbers full suspension lowering kit (pricey but VERY worth the cost) and new Akrapovic exhaust.

Seat height is now 28.5 with the BMW lowered seat. It rides like a dream. The suspension feels better than the stock.

Exhaust note on the Akrapovic is AMAZING. These two upgrades have made it a different bike and she loves it!
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The picture you have posted shows quite good how everything looks like.
The bike is not 'out of proportion'.


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Did Wilbers also adjusted the front suspension ?
What did you do with the levers ?
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