Hi, i got my L's 3wks ago & on the wknd hubby & I both picked up new VTR250's from Peter Stevens Melb :grin: During sale I asked if the suspension could b lowered to suit my 5"2 height with short legs? I was told that I should let the bike settle for @ least 1000kms & it would come down, otherwise it could be too low (Currently I'm literally on tip toes on a flat surface). So against my instinct & better judgment I took her out for a practice ride yesterday as excitement took over. I live in Wattle Glen, NE VIC where the terrain is challenging for a newbie; dirt/gravel roads, hills & uneven everything's! I got her down my long, steep, gravel/rock driveway, crossed over our cattle barriers, through the muddy dip & across the road into our neighbours driveway. Phew all good!! Except I had to turn her around to continue I was on tip toes & the weight of the bike felt huge, inexperience started to kick in. I tried to accelerate forward to turn around but the weight of the bike just got too much & I came off then she dropped!!! (I wasn't collected & it was hell picking her up!!!) Outcome - bent clutch lever & crushed confidence What are other riders experience on first bikes with regards to height adjustments do's / don't s? Has anyone adjusted suspension / front forks? What costs are involved? What are the pro's / con's & best methodology when lowering a bike? Is it just easier to replace the suspension or seat to achieve the right height? Am I freaking out for no reason? Will my bike's suspension flatten out 2-3 inches & should hubby just ride her in? So confused and loosing confidence fast - help pls :?