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I just helped a friend buy a 2009 Ninja 500r. It's her first bike and may need a way to lower the seat height. I'd prefer a lower seat over the Soupy's lowering kit. Does anyone know if these are still made for these bikes? I tried Corbin, Seat Seargant, Mustang and Saddlemen and didn't see that they had any. Any help would be appreciated. Or does anyone have one they want to sell? Cheers!
 

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How much lower do you need?

You can shave the seat a little, I have a Corbin seat that makes it a little easier to put my foot on the ground easily.

When I first started I was really wanted to be able to flat foot both sides, even looking at fog's lowering dogbones but he eventually made me realize it wasn't worth changing the handling of the bike. I stead learning to move your body is the best answer, you only really need one foot on the ground (even though I know you may feel safer with both flat on the ground).

Just my 2 cents.

If you're anywhere around NH you can certainly try my Corbin (mine is not for sale but at least you'll know of it helps or not) and of you like it you can hunt for one on eBay (they still make them but they are not cheap).
 

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How much lower do you need?

You can shave the seat a little, I have a Corbin seat that makes it a little easier to put my foot on the ground easily.

When I first started I was really wanted to be able to flat foot both sides, even looking at fog's lowering dogbones but he eventually made me realize it wasn't worth changing the handling of the bike. I stead learning to move your body is the best answer, you only really need one foot on the ground (even though I know you may feel safer with both flat on the ground).

Just my 2 cents.

If you're anywhere around NH you can certainly try my Corbin (mine is not for sale but at least you'll know of it helps or not) and of you like it you can hunt for one on eBay (they still make them but they are not cheap).
I'm in Indiana so I don't think I'll be knocking on your door any time soon! Thanks for the offer. She doesn't even know how to shift through the gears yet so I thought it would be a good idea to try to get both feet at least mostly flat while she learns. Like you said, I"d rather not use lowering links.

So the standard corbin seat is lower than the stock seat? Or do you have a "low" seat?

Thanks!
 

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I have the gunfighter seat. I think it's more slender and the foam is a bit squishier.

The sender part helped because my legs can go down and not out and around.
 

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There are companies that will custom make a seat to your needs. The last time I checked the price was reasonable. If I can remember which company that was I'll post it later.
 

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Any auto upholsterer should be able to take off the vinyl and shave away the foam to her advantage (narrow, lower). And you can upgrade the covering at the same time. Pick up a cheap used seat if the existing one is in too good of condition.
 
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