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    New member from Oconomowoc, WI

    Hello to all. I'm new to BMW but have been riding for 40 some years. Just bought a 2010 R1200RT, and I'm waiting to ride it, just as soon as I lower it enough for my 5'4" frame to reach the ground. Similar problem I've had with most of my rides over the years.

    Current collection includes '08 Victory Vision, '00 HD Electra Glide, '99 Excelsior Henderson, '77 850 Lemans Moto Guzzi.

    Any suggestions on lower tips are appreciated. I'm considering 2" shorter shocks from Hyper Pro, along with the extra low seat offered by BMW.

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    Fortis Fortuna Adiuvat Omega Man's Avatar
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    Jan 2010
    Welcome to the forum. I don't know about lowering your specific bike but I did use a Hyperpro kit when I lowered my F800GS 2". Like a lot of would be easier to do the second time around. The kit was fine. Good luck. Gary
    "You can do good or you can do well. Sooner or later they make you choose." MI5
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    2009 F800GS 1994 TW200

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    Registered User womanridge's Avatar
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    Jun 2007
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    Welcome to the forum. I have a 2010RT as well. It's a great machine.
    I don't have any answers to your lowing matter but I'm the president of the Wisconsin BMW Club and I know there are club members that can help. Send me a PM and I'll help out in whatever way I can. We meet the first Friday of every month in New Berlin.
    Karen Jacobs
    2012 R 1200 RT
    MOA-133005, RA32109, IBA #37923

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    Registered User WI Sharon's Avatar
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    Apr 2009
    Oconomowoc, WI
    Wow someone else who can spell Oconomowoc!

    You're definitely on the right track with the lower shock and seat. You might find that is enough of a difference. When I briefly looked at getting the RT the guys at Nicks BMW in Green Bay said they could get the seat height to 28.5 inches. You could give them a call.

    I'm 5'2.5" so I feel you.
    2012 F650GS twin
    1973 R60/5

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    Rather Be Ridin' alabeemer's Avatar
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    Aug 2005
    Cropwell, Alabammer
    Welcome to the club from Alabama. Glad to have you aboard. While heading to the rally in West Bend a few years back I had the opportunity to visit with some friends overnught at their beautiful home on the lake in beautiful Oconomowoc...took a boat ride down the lake to the band shell to listen to the awesome time indeed!

    I have no experience with lowering that bike but good luck with it. Ride Safe and enjoy!
    Vance Harrelson
    MOA Foundation Director / Ambassador
    R1200GSA "Buck" / Yamaha WR250R "Slim"

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