You're 1 inch taller than me and my inseam is roughly the same. I can only touch the ground with one foot/tippy toe and butt cheek slightly off the seat (either side). I'm pretty comfortable controlling the hyper (stop, go etc), the only problem for me is backing up on difficult angles and space. What I usually do is just walk the hyper back and go from there.I am pretty short, 5'8" with a 30" inseam. I have a hard time reaching the ground. I already have the DP seat.
I have an S model with the adjustable shock link. Does anyone have any experiance dropping the bike with the link and sliding the forks a little lower in the triple clamps? How low can you go before it starts to mess up the handling? Any other tips for short guys?
My suggestion would be to keep practicing and get comfortable handling the hyper first before messing with the suspension. Leave your self enough space when you're following a vehicle to avoid emergency stops and/or buy a pair of boots with thick soles. FYI, I have the racing seat and it seems to be the same height as the stock.