Today we talk about a specific model of motorcycle, the Benelli TRK 502 and some alternatives for any short biker to get to ride this bike without having problems reach with his feet on the ground. If you’ve become infatuated with this model of motorcycle, you’re not very tall and you’re wondering: Can the Benelli TRK 502 be lowered in height? Today we are going to answer you in detail.
Benelli TRK 502 – Technical specifications
|Altura asiento Benelli TRK 502||800 mm|
How to lower the height of the Benelli TRK 502
To lower the height of the bike there are several ways, we have talked about it in general in this article. For this model what options do I have?
Lowered saddle Benelli TRK 502
First of all you can change the saddle with one that has less volume of foam. You will gain 3 centimeters, since this is the difference in height with the original piece that comes from the factory on the bike. So the seat will be about 770 mm from the ground.
Surfing the internet we have found this part at a price that varies between 80 and 100 €, from the original Benelli brand.
You might need the help of a mechanic to install it, so keep in mind also the cost of his service.
Benelli TRK 502 height lowering kit
The kits to lower the height of the bike are composed of connecting rods (the part on which the rear shock supports) that make the rear suspension lower by changing its anchor point.
In the case of this bike with a kit of this type you get to gain 4 cm, the seat of the bike would be 760 mm from the ground.
There are several types depending on the model of the bike and for this are online for 150 €, in this case it is even more likely that you need a mechanic to take care of installing it.
Risks of lowering the height of the Benelli TRK 502
We’ll get tired of reminding you that when you change the geometry of the bike the whole balance of its parts is affected. The way the motorcycle works could change from how it was designed by the engineers.
To ensure that the bike is safe, other parts would have to be modified and even then it would not be the same model that left the factory and was designed to work in a particular way.
Changing the saddle may seem less “risky” but keep in mind that the height of the foam is also designed to absorb shocks. Lowering the seat may have consequences for the driver’s back, which will be less protected in the event of bumps or long seated trips.
Is there an alternative to get your feet on the ground without touching the bike’s frame? Of course there is!
Upbikers: gain height to ride in total security
The Upbikers are a revolutionary product designed for people who want to feel safe when maneuvering their heavy and, perhaps excessively high bike.
You only need to put them on the toe of your boots or shoes and in a few seconds you will gain 4 cm on the toe. A cheap and comfortable alternative to obtain the same result as the options we have presented in this article.
The shape of these risers is designed not to interfere with driving the bike, in fact you can move the pedals as you have always done, without even noticing that you are wearing them.
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