I'm 5' 5" 28 inseam 140lbs and with riding boots i was on my tipy toes. ALthough i've been riding for 8 years (i am not pro by any means) my previous bikes either had really low ride height (cruisers) or were light in weight with soft suspension (Ducati Scrabmler), so i was always used to being on both my feet. Sat on the Thruxton 1200r and the suspension didn't even BUDGE (talk about firm to the max), but the way it looked and how she road just sold me to get one! Now that i had a $15,000 USD, top heavy bike, i wanted to feel more secure with my feet.
I created more rear sag on my 1200r by removing the C-Clip from the Ohlin rear suspension that holds the Springs "preload adjusting part", thus giving the spring a longer travel. Although this does not change the bikes height, it does create more sag. Now when i sit down, I am now at the ball of the front of my foot (still not flat footing, but got closer). So i bit more control on a top heavy bike
and feel comfortable. However, i noticed that i am almost always just on just one foot, so i may probably be able to handle stock set up without issues now.
Of course this method is mostly frowned upon. (I attached a Go-Pro camera to the rear of the bike to make sure i didn't bottom out, and to my surprise, it did not). It did create a slightly softer ride (another reason why others have done this mod as well), but you can always tick the stiffness up a bit to compensate. More information can be found on Page 3 and on here > https://www.triumphrat.net/club-cafe/...s-wrong-3.html
. I did this mod, figuring at least this way, if i didn't like how it road or if i ruined the handling, i can revert back to how it was from the factory (although you do need to remove the shock from the bike, and then remove spring from the shock to input the C-Clip back on). It's been almost 3,000 miles this way without issues
) Also i did this myself, so it was FREE!
But if you don't feel comfortable with the above, get the seat shaved, not only height but width wise so that your legs are closer together (although the stock seat is pretty narrow already, but every mm counts
Next, i would also see if there are a bit taller riding boots for you.