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hey i am on the market for a stryker but im only 5'5" do you think im better off with a smaller bike??

i sat on one a couple months ago but my buddy said that i was too short for the bike, i like how it feels but i might be blinded by the beauty of this machine
 

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I am 5'5" and the Stryker fits me perfect. There is Guys and gals on this forum that are shorter than I am that ride Strykers.
 

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you should be fine besides their is a kit where you could lower it 1 inch or more.
 

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There is a "Rule Of Thumb" for whether a bike is the right size for you or not. You sit on the bike and if both your feet can sit flat on the ground while your sitting down, then the bike is the right size for you or not. If your close to it, but not just there, then going to a lower seat or lowering the bike may let your feet lay flat. There are other things you should consider however. Is the CC size the right size for you and can you reach the pegs while riding. Good luck and hope you fit the bike, because the Stryker always fits you. 8)
 

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Im 5'6" and ride a raider.....dont think you will have a problem with the stryker.
I test rode a couple and they are very comfy and seem to be perfect for us
vertically challenged types
 

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I'm 5'7" and sat on a lot of bikes (or tried) and the Stryker was the best fit without a lowering kit right off the bat.

Find a bike that you feel comfortable sitting on... I think you'll find it to be the Stryker PLUS a lowering kit is only $50, which in the world of modifications that's CHEAP! LOL
 

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Hey thanks for the quick replys everyone
Anybody knows if there is a way to adjust the pegs closer to the body?
 

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I think that the more important measurement would be your inseam. Not having real hips made the seat height very important to me. I have an inseam of 30 inches and the seat height let me flat foot without riding boots. With a 1 inch drop and riding boots with a 1 or 2 inch heel, I have total confidence. On the other hand if this is your first bike get a 250 in cruiser style and move up. Dealers are pretty generous with taking that size in trade since people scarf them up to learn on. IMHO.
 

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Im 5'6" and ride a raider.....dont think you will have a problem with the stryker.
I test rode a couple and they are very comfy and seem to be perfect for us
vertically challenged types
I think the Stryker sits lower ...

But with the 2.25 drop, it's almost too much for me, but perfect for the missus. She is about 5'5" as well.
 

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Thats cool my wife is 5.3 and i installed some lowering bones off a Suzuki M90 and lowered it 3 inches .
Now she loves it . and so do I ............. We never ride 2 up on it . . 8)
 

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Hey, I have a pair of old 70s/80s 4" platform disco shoes. :o
 

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Thats cool my wife is 5.3 and i installed some lowering bones off a Suzuki M90 and lowered it 3 inches .
Now she loves it . and so do I ............. We never ride 2 up on it . . 8)
Is that 3" on the Stryker? Stock tire?
 

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I'm just a tad taller than you, but I doubt it's in the legs. I moved from a M50 Boulevard to the Stryker. Although the seat height on the Stryker was technically lower than the M50 I found I had less foot on the ground due to the frame/seat width on the Stryker forcing a wider stance. I can still manage with that and intend to get the bones to lower it about 20-25mm. What I did find was the stretch to reach the pegs was becoming a bit uncomfortable after about an hour riding time. I then fitted the VStar 1100 floorboards on advice from the guys on the forum. Now being able to slide my feet back a bit on the boards while cruising was all I needed to overcome the stretch aches and I'm happy and enjoying my Stryker. It's a great ride and the increase in power from the M50 to this ride is just what I needed. I'm loving it. Regards from Durban RSA.
 

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hey i am on the market for a stryker but im only 5'5" do you think im better off with a smaller bike??

i sat on one a couple months ago but my buddy said that i was too short for the bike, i like how it feels but i might be blinded by the beauty of this machine
hey i am on the market for a stryker but im only 5'5" do you think im better off with a smaller bike??

i sat on one a couple months ago but my buddy said that i was too short for the bike, i like how it feels but i might be blinded by the beauty of this machine
Hey thanks for the quick replys everyone
Anybody knows if there is a way to adjust the pegs closer to the body?
Good idea, it's time factory motorbike should offer more comfort adjustable option for wider range of height and gender riders 😊👍
 
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