I am little shorter than you and I ride a 2008 KLR. When I first tried it for size at the dealership my first thought was that this is way too tall for me, so I had it lowered before I took delivery. This meant I needed to buy a shortened kickstand, as I soon discovered when I went to the gas station and the stock kickstand would not fully extend. After a few months of riding I had the bike returned to its original height and found I now had no problem with the height. Also bear in mind that when you load it up for your trip, with the suspension adjusted, the bike will sit lower. My feet are nearly flat on the ground when I have all my gear on. I could not imagine what it would be like if it was still lowered.
Last edited by MikeyMoto; 15 Mar 2011 at 02:16.