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Hello to all, near and far.

As a ZX14 rider I'm excited to see the H2, and now am considering getting one myself. The only problem relates to my riding position. My short stature requires that my bikes have low seat hight and non-aggressive bars. For my 14 I was able to get lowering links for the rear and HeliBars to solve my situation. But for the H2 there seems to be available links but no bars, as of yet. When someone finds a way to raise the bars I'll be a customer.

Meanwhile, I'll read with envy the exploits of you lucky people.

Ride safe!
 

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Hi there if there's a will there's a way! I have been involved a fair bit modifying bikes to suit shorter riders. I suppose sometimes there is no way but usually there are lots of considerations not only handlebars and links.
For example a Japanese friend who's height is 4ft 10 in the old scale wanted to buy a CB 400 inline 4 brand new, she was no where near touching the ground, I actually took delivery of it for her .....
With the help of a suspension specialist we-
Lowered and revalved suspension to suit
Scalloped out the existing seat and reupholstered
Fitted different tyres with lower aspect ratio
Changed handlebars and fittings
AND she extended the soles of her boots ( to allow a flat foot on ground) Almost as much as Elton Johns famous boots ha!
Modify sidestand to accomodate these mods

This wasn't cheap but shows her determination to ride the bike, of course the sacrifice is loss of suspension travel and road clearance but hey you can't have everything! The plus side is because she was short ( and light) the loss of suspension travel wasn't as critical for someone my weight on the same bike...
Food for thought?

As for being a ZX 14 rider and going to the H2 you will be surprised how good the H2 is. I went from a Busa to the H2 and realised what I was missing excitement wise. It's most exciting bike I have ever had! And I have had dozens and dozens bikes in my life!
Good luck mate
Regards
Jeffro ;)
(Australia)
 

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Thanks Jeffro, I almost forgot about the side stand, which I did have to replace on my ZX14. I found an aluminum one (with adjustment holes on the lower leg for various extension length) from a 3rd party and it works out wonderfully.

My inseam of 29"is probably better than the 4'10" lady you cited so I expect no more than 1 1/2" -2" drop would work fine so a simple dog bone is sufficient though a seat mod is fine for me if needed. There is a custom upholstery shot in Maine (always a good place to visit if only for the lobsters) that did such a seat mod on my Ducati way back.

The suspension rework is a cool thought to keep handling nearly equal to stock. I didn't do that with my 14 but it still handles fine for my talents.

Handle bars are a definite 'must do', and this option drives the whole sale.

The only thing you left out is a Krispy Kreme doughnut diet to increase my weight, hence the improved sag!!

Thanks for all your thoughts, I appreciate the time you took.

Regards from Massachusetts, USA,
Henry
 

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I'm about 5'9" I think & flat footed w/ knees slightly bent on my H2. On an 2015 BMW S1000RR, I'm not even flat footed, not sure if it's the cut of the seat or what but the H2 feels more comfortable for me than other liter bikes.

Maybe not raised as much as you are looking for but might help plus it's OEM which is great:

 

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Thanks Jeffro, I almost forgot about the side stand, which I did have to replace on my ZX14. I found an aluminum one (with adjustment holes on the lower leg for various extension length) from a 3rd party and it works out wonderfully.

My inseam of 29"is probably better than the 4'10" lady you cited so I expect no more than 1 1/2" -2" drop would work fine so a simple dog bone is sufficient though a seat mod is fine for me if needed. There is a custom upholstery shot in Maine (always a good place to visit if only for the lobsters) that did such a seat mod on my Ducati way back.

The suspension rework is a cool thought to keep handling nearly equal to stock. I didn't do that with my 14 but it still handles fine for my talents.

Handle bars are a definite 'must do', and this option drives the whole sale.

The only thing you left out is a Krispy Kreme doughnut diet to increase my weight, hence the improved sag!!

Thanks for all your thoughts, I appreciate the time you took.

Regards from Massachusetts, USA,
Henry
No worries Henry the post Stradale left might be the answer for you.
Hope all works out for you...oh and the Krispy Kreme diet....I prefer just having the seafood diet....(including lobster) if you see food eat it ha:)
@STRADALE....Hey mate where did you find that info never seen that before? Interesting it's OEM it's refreshing to see they never stop thinking ....
Jeffro ;)
 

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Hello to all, near and far.

As a ZX14 rider I'm excited to see the H2, and now am considering getting one myself. The only problem relates to my riding position. My short stature requires that my bikes have low seat hight and non-aggressive bars. For my 14 I was able to get lowering links for the rear and HeliBars to solve my situation. But for the H2 there seems to be available links but no bars, as of yet. When someone finds a way to raise the bars I'll be a customer.

Meanwhile, I'll read with envy the exploits of you lucky people.

Ride safe!

Hey mate,
please check this out:
http://www.ninjah2.org/forum/ninja-h2-general-discussion/8010-bar-risers.html

I hope you will find the best way for you;)

If you have some CNC manufacturing connection ask them for custom made stuff...

Regards Sheep
 
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No worries Henry the post Stradale left might be the answer for you.
Hope all works out for you...oh and the Krispy Kreme diet....I prefer just having the seafood diet....(including lobster) if you see food eat it ha:)

@STRADALE....Hey mate where did you find that info never seen that before? Interesting it's OEM it's refreshing to see they never stop thinking ....
Jeffro ;)
I was thinking about trying the ERGO FIT bars as well, only because it's OEM & at only approx. 3/4" higher/less angled maybe it's just enough to make a comfort difference but shouldn't affect the handling or tuck & looks wise you wouldn't be able to tell them from the standard bars.

Hopefully this link will work for you:
https://www.ninja-h2.com/model/h2.html
 
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