Lowering HD Sportster 883
( Ontario, Canada)
I am 4 ft 9" and about 105 lbs, and I just got back into riding 1 month ago. (after stopping for over 20 years).
I bought a used 2008 HD Sportster 883. The previous owner put the suspension at highest level since she's tall while I am very short. I have to tiptoe to sit on it.
Right now my hubby rides it and while I ride Yamaha V Star 250. I don't want to lower it right away since lowering it may make the bike a little bit crampy for my 5 ft 9" hubby. If lowering it doesn't make it more comfortable for me,I feel I waste money for nothing. HD dealer said I have to buy new suspension to have the bike lower in the back and of course the front has to be lowered too.
When I sat on HD 883 L in dealer's showroom, I found that I can flat foot it and the bike feels light. Does anybody know whether lowering reg. 883 will bring the same effect like riding 883 L? I am fit but not very strong, would I be able to handle this reg. sportster?
Any suggestions?? Thanks!!