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Hi all, just been for a quick blast around freezing Chorley...:|
I got to wondering, how I must look on the bike? I mean, am I too tall for it?
I'm 6ft 2". I love the bike, as I stated in another thread I like the riding position and seat, but wonder if my knees sit too high up the sides of the tank.
I realise I should get a pic taken of me on the bike, and it looks ok on cycle-ergo.com, .....but I wondered how tall other owners are, and how do you find it?
 

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Ptsteve,

I'm 181cm, which if I'm not wrong thats 6ft, right?

My wive says the bike it's my size.
 

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I am 5' 7 i stand on my toes but since the bike is not heavy there is no much problem.
I am thinking of putting some clip ons and with that i will lower the suspension with this kit http://www.tecnomoto.gr/en/product/?id=29037.
Same here and no problems so far. BUT one of my plans is to try to get a lower bike.

Does that spring makes a diference?? Where can I find the specs?
 

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The Kit lowers the bike 20mm / 2cm. With a quick search in Google it is possible to find some reviews. This kit is most inexpensive i found so far.
 

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Most exhausts are for circuit use, once the baffle is out. Most tinted visors are for circuit use.

Why would lowering your bike by one method differ from another, regards to use? Rebound can't be that different.
 

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Hi all, just been for a quick blast around freezing Chorley...:|
I got to wondering, how I must look on the bike? I mean, am I too tall for it?
I'm 6ft 2". I love the bike, as I stated in another thread I like the riding position and seat, but wonder if my knees sit too high up the sides of the tank.
I realise I should get a pic taken of me on the bike, and it looks ok on cycle-ergo.com, .....but I wondered how tall other owners are, and how do you find it?
As long as you're comfortable and can flat foot it, don't see how you look on the bike would matter much.
At least you don't have to lower the bike. :p
 

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I'm 6'3 and often think the same, but most bikes I've ridden make me ask the same question. Unless you have an adventurer type bike, then you'll likely always appear 'big' on the bike in my opinion.

I wonder how much taller/ bulkier the XSR900 is (I haven't seen one in the flesh), but maybe consider upgrading to one of those if you feel oversized for the 700. I personally love the S1000R and Speed Triple R, but having sat on both, I find myself asking 'am I too big?'

I think the market is making bikes smaller and lighter, which does no favours for us tall guys.
 

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I'm 6'3 and often think the same, but most bikes I've ridden make me ask the same question. Unless you have an adventurer type bike, then you'll likely always appear 'big' on the bike in my opinion.

I wonder how much taller/ bulkier the XSR900 is (I haven't seen one in the flesh), but maybe consider upgrading to one of those if you feel oversized for the 700. I personally love the S1000R and Speed Triple R, but having sat on both, I find myself asking 'am I too big?'

I think the market is making bikes smaller and lighter, which does no favours for us tall guys.

I saw the 900 last weekend on the Barcelona motorbike tradeshow and it's quite similar as the 700, not much of a difference. Also it's only 10Kg heavier than the 700 so it can't be much bigger.
 

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I'm 1,85 and i don't think the bike is small for me!
The riding position is pretty comfortable and also the Seat height is good for me
 
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