The wife's 07 Shadow is a wonderful low seated bike. Unfortunately, it's still too tall for such a small little woman. In it's normal factory configuration it still sat too high for her to stand flat-footed. I've done this before on other bikes. Sacrifice an inch of suspension travel for an inch lower stance. I lowered it and we took a long ride. She was extremely happy. Said it makes all the difference in the world. Gotta watch tall speed bumps until I see if it's going to be an issue. Handling will be affected some but in the give and take I believe from her reaction during this morning's ride it suits her much better.