I am 5' 7" and on my stock 05 ST3 my feet touch but not flat footed. It is the same on my R65 and never seem to be a problem for me.
Lowering the rear ride height will completely ruin the fine handling. If anything, it has to be raised a bit to get that delicious balanced feeling. If you lower the front to compensate then you will reduce cornering clearance, unacceptably IMO unless you never get the bike leaned over far enough to matter to begin with.jerry5 said:If the 06 ST3s has the same adjustable linkage as the ST4s lowering the ride height would be a simple adjustment with no money spent. I'am sure that the forks can be raised in the triple clamps as well.
I turn 56 tomorrow. I am glad to hear I have at least 14 years ahead of me.Franklin said:I am a 70 year old "credit card mechanic" on what may be my last fling.