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Question Looking to purchase a New Street 750

I was looking to purchase a street 750 for my wife. She's a tiny little thing. 5'2" 110 We were at the dealer yesterday and she was just short of comfortable when we change the seat to the Reach seat. she needed maybe 1.5+ less inches to make her comfort level higher.

what options would we have?
1- Shave and re upholster the seat, make it lower and narrower in the front
2- other manufacturer seats, so far i cant find any? that would lower the seat height and a narrower front
3- Any other?


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I was looking to purchase a street 750 for my wife. She's a tiny little thing. 5'2" 110 We were at the dealer yesterday and she was just short of comfortable when we change the seat to the Reach seat. she needed maybe 1.5+ less inches to make her comfort level higher.

what options would we have?
1- Shave and re upholster the seat, make it lower and narrower in the front
2- other manufacturer seats, so far i cant find any? that would lower the seat height and a narrower front
3- Any other?


any responses would be appreciated.

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There are several things you can do. Myself, I'd experiment with the stock seat before spending the money on an aftermarket seat. You can lower the rear end with some shorter shocks.. I lowered my wife's 2.5"....she loves it. She seems more confident and has more leverage to move her scooter around. If your wife has issues with the handle bars, there are easy reach bars I believe as well....hope that helps.

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thanks for the reply. I'll keep that in mind.
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I followed Hellbilly's advise about 3 weeks ago and put on the same Burly shocks. For full disclosure, it does make for a bouncier inner-city ride, but I like it. It's more agile and sporty. On the highway, I definitely feel more in control. I also am no longer getting pushed by wind and trucks. However, you do not have to go that extreme. I have seen 11" shocks as well, and Progressive makes a model specific 12" shock for our bikes. The stock is 13". I am 5' 1".
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what model and where did you get the Burly shock? did you get a kit to lower the front and back? I went to their site and i was not able to find a compatible shock/kit for the street


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Dennis Kirk has Shocks listed. As well as RevZilla

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what model and where did you get the Burly shock? did you get a kit to lower the front and back? I went to their site and i was not able to find a compatible shock/kit for the street


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I did just the rear on my wife's bike....it gives it a beefier look as well...the shocks are for a Sportie.....but they bolt right on. $175.00 shipped free from ebay....Burly B28-1201B 10.5" Black Slammer Shocks You can also get them like ycbrewsters's with the chrome and black or just all chrome.....

Here's my wife's bike and the progress we've made on hers...

https://www.hdstreetforums.com/forum/...s-750-a-2.html

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The thing I found out about Ebay is, Caveat Emptor. You will find several items of different sizes, Listed as fitting whatever you need it for. Example: I was looking at Fork Tube mounts for front turn signals. I saw Both 39 and 41mm listed as fitting the Street. From the same seller. One or both of them is Wrong.

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I did just the rear on my wife's bike....it gives it a beefier look as well...the shocks are for a Sportie.....but they bolt right on. $175.00 shipped free from ebay....Burly B28-1201B 10.5" Black Slammer Shocks You can also get them like ycbrewsters's with the chrome and black or just all chrome.....

Here's my wife's bike and the progress we've made on hers...

https://www.hdstreetforums.com/forum/...s-750-a-2.html

Yep. Here's mine. Same part number as Hellbilly's, except for the B on the end-which stands for black. The lowered back end gives me so much more leverage and confidence. Even with the extra height of the upgraded seat, I have plenty of stance.
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The thing I found out about Ebay is, Caveat Emptor. You will find several items of different sizes, Listed as fitting whatever you need it for. Example: I was looking at Fork Tube mounts for front turn signals. I saw Both 39 and 41mm listed as fitting the Street. From the same seller. One or both of them is Wrong.
Yeah...most don't know what the **** they're actually selling....I believe the fork tubes on the Street are 37mm.....that's why I improvise and mod things are carefully research before pushing that "buy now" button....

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