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Hello,

My name is Tom, 47 years old, live in Belgium and recently bought a Suzuki GN125 (1995 model) - couldn't resist it :-D
Rus very smoothly, but the sitting height is a bit low for my length - any tips to get this little bike a bit more fit for me as a bigger person ?
This is my first bike, and will use it a stepping stone bike to finally get my dream bike : Harley Fat Boy - just have to convince my wife now (so guess this will be a time consuming proces :) !!
Thanks in advance for any tips !
Tom
 

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Howdy Tom, greetings from Arkansas. Might be able to raise that bike up a little bit with longer shocks and taller tires. Don't know what else there is but if there's something else, someone will be along shortly.
 

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hi,

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Hello,

My name is Tom, 47 years old, live in Belgium and recently bought a Suzuki GN125 (1995 model) - couldn't resist it :-D
Rus very smoothly, but the sitting height is a bit low for my length - any tips to get this little bike a bit more fit for me as a bigger person ?
This is my first bike, and will use it a stepping stone bike to finally get my dream bike : Harley Fat Boy - just have to convince my wife now (so guess this will be a time consuming proces :) !!
Thanks in advance for any tips !
Tom
like to adjust the sitting height more suitable to my bigger (and somehow magically getting heavier ) person - any tips to do this ?

Thanks
Tom
Howdy Tom, greetings from Arkansas. Might be able to raise that bike up a little bit with longer shocks and taller tires. Don't know what else there is but if there's something else, someone will be along shortly.
HI Guy, behold my sad situation , lol
 

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You don't look that big to me. Maybe save the money from modifications that may actually make the bike unstable and apply it to the new Harley.
 

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Part of the rear suspension. I'm not sure if your bike has them. I will get a pic later.
 

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Dog bones on the left. Connected to the swing arm on the bottom. The ends sticking up in the air would connect to a uni-track.

I checked a parts fiche for your bike, and oddly I couldn't find the rear shock.
Do you have 1 rear shock, or 2?
 

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Dog bones on the left. Connected to the swing arm on the bottom. The ends sticking up in the air would connect to a uni-track.

I checked a parts fiche for your bike, and oddly I couldn't find the rear shock.
Do you have 1 rear shock, or 2?
Only 1
 

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Wait a minute Tom, isn't there another identical shock on the other side?
 

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Yeah, you should have 2 shocks. You don't have a mono shock design, so the dog bone idea is out. I found your shocks on the parts fiche. Suzuki thought it best to be on the chain guard page. The following link is for the US modal, but I don't suspect the suspension would be different.
1995 Suzuki GN125E CHAIN CASE | Ron Ayers
 

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Sorry for te confusion, shocks means something completely different in Dutch, indeed, there are 2 shocks - would it be an idea to get longer ones than the standard ?
 

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Howdy Tom, greetings from Arkansas. Might be able to raise that bike up a little bit with longer shocks and taller tires. Don't know what else there is but if there's something else, someone will be along shortly.
would it be an idea to get longer ones than the standard ?
Possibly yes as Retired Guy suggests. May run into a fitting issue with some of them.
 

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Look at how your shocks are mounted and measure the distance between the mounting points. If there is a motorcycle salvage yard nearby, you might be able to find a pair of longer shocks with the same type mounts.

I don't know how much longer you can safely go, maybe someone else can chime in, or it may just be a judgement call. Good luck with it.
 
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