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Old 09-21-2012, 12:18 PM
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You guys are just so....cute, talking & fretting over your 29"+ inseams.
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Old 09-21-2012, 01:59 PM
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Re: How well do you fit your bike?

But in a funny way we all look up to you!
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Old 09-21-2012, 02:02 PM
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Old 09-21-2012, 02:17 PM
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Re: How well do you fit your bike?

I don't fit my K1200 at all…. I have spent 1400 to get the shocks lowered … good decision. I have about an inch of rubber on the soles of my boots. I probably need the longer bar backs too but that's next. The bike is bear to handle at 130 lbs and 5'5" but nobody on the road pisses on me when I am on it… and that makes ALL the hassle worth it….. If GOD had made me BIGGER I would make everyone pay me a dollar a day just to breathe around me. ….. ATTITUDE is everything…. But all kidding aside, this is not a machine to be messed around with, I have taken several riding classes and it is a bear even for the instructors.. I have ridden the Arkansas Dragon several time (Pig Trail) and lots of twisties. I have to be on my toes with this machine. But I stay in great shape at 67 years of age I ca climb a rope without using my feet. I do exercise almost every day that keeps me flexible. So my back is arched when riding… Riding is a challenge. If I wanted easy I would get a Goldwing… Besides making the bike low so I can flat foot it I have made myself fit the bike. I also have a custom saddle…. the stock seat was like some kind of German Revenge device…. have fun and watch the cages… Anyone have any side cases for sale let me know.
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Old 09-29-2012, 06:47 AM
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Re: How well do you fit your bike?

Like a glove
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Old 06-03-2013, 11:34 AM
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Re: How well do you fit your bike?

6'6 so i don't have any issues on my KRS. My wife who is 5'5 can flatfoot the KRS as well.

Us tall people have the reverse problem. There aren't many bikes we can comfortably ride. I had to take the wife's 06 GSX-R 600 home and lets just say i know what it feels like to ride a mini bike now... Good lord that was a tiny bike. A lot of fun but i feel when you have to lean back to see what speed you are going, the bike is just too damn small for you. That bike defines pocket rocket!

as a funny note i do feel bad for the lady who was in front of me when i was trying to put my left blinker on and kept beeping at her. The damn horn is where my left blinker is supposed to be. i did get some odd looks when riding it home.
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Old 07-29-2013, 08:29 PM
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Re: How well do you fit your bike?

5'8", 29" inseam. Seat in low position. I can plant my feet flat on the ground, but not enough to push it backwards in sand or gravel.
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Re: How well do you fit your bike?

6'4" & 240 lbs . . ., Stock K13S fits me like a very comfortable glove. Riding pictures are a little deceiving though, because the bike does look a little "small".
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Old 07-31-2013, 12:21 PM
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6' and both feet flat on the ground. I am too big for my HD Softail. Lots of ergo issues with that bike. I let a freind sit on my GT who is 5' 9", too small. He is built for Harleys.

Imagine a BMW, any BMW, with the seat height of a Softtail HD. The perfect motorcycle, IMHO!
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Old 08-23-2013, 12:31 AM
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Re: How well do you fit your bike?

5' 9" with a 29" inseam.

I installed the "Low" seat option on my K12R shortly after purchase. Both my feet are now flat on the pavement at rest, 'backing' was also made MUCH easier.

I was dead-nuts in LOVE with the R1200 HP2 Mega-moto; but me being already fifty years old and a seat near as high as my navel I couldn't imagine mounting and dismounting it countless times a day even though the "ride" in between stops would have been a total hoot.

The "fit" of either my Valkyrie or my V-Max was worthy of a TV room easy chair.

I had a Husky 510 X-Country that I raced desert in the late 80's early 90's. With 13" of suspension travel front & rear the seat was as high(if not more) than the Mega-moto; but that was "racing" and I was 20+ years younger
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Old 01-01-2016, 06:45 PM
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Re: How well do you fit your bike?

Oldie but goody this thread is. The founding fathers recognized this problem and lowered the water cooled RT 20 some odd millimeters at the bars, pegs and seat. I had to finally realize GS bikes are not for me any more, just too tall to deal with certain situations. So I'm flat footed on my K bike and the S bike.
Walked up to a new RT in the shop the other day, it is a big bike and you look down on it much more now. I did not realize how much lower it is until I looked at one in the flesh.
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