I'm short as hell and i can barely tip toe on this 1980 cx500 i bought. Anyone have any tips on getting this thing lower? The bike is 100% original.
I'm 5'4 and here is what I did. Changed rear shocks from 320mm to 310mm, lowered forks 3/4" and cut down the seat. It is comfortable for me now.
You could cut some foam out of the seat and get it reupholstered, that would be the most reliable way of dropping it.
Dropping the front fork down will change the riding geometry and could adversely impact handling (catastrophically). This could be cancelled by lowering the rear a similar amount, but;
Lowering the rear too much will put too much strain on the driveshaft and you'll chew them up.
sto 310mm Nitrogen Shock Absorbers For Honda Yamaha Suzuki Universal Fitment
These are what I got. Cheap chinese stuff but I am happy with them.