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Old 03-25-2002, 01:13 PM Thread Starter
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Tall riders ( 6ft + )

Hello all..

I am a tall rider 6'4".. is there a sportbike that is better suited for tall riders ? Or is it possible to adjust or modify foot pegs and shiters to accomidate taller folks ? ( It is hard to squeeze my size 13's between the peg and the shifter on some bikes )

Much Thanks..
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Old 03-25-2002, 01:52 PM
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you think your 13's are hard try my 15's, I'm 6'3'' so I know how you feel, thats why I'm going with the katana, its not the best out there, but it sure is comfy
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Old 03-25-2002, 02:25 PM
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zx12, cbr11, Busa, bigger bikes work for bigger riders. Seems you ought to be able to take a shift lever to a machine shop to have it extended, just like a swingarm.
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Old 03-25-2002, 03:46 PM
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I'm 6'4" and my first bike, although a great bike to learn on, a ZX-6E was quite small for me. (Like flat-foot with the center stand down small). The guys I ride with told me the bike looked small with me on it too

I've got a ZX-9R now and it fits way better! I haven't had any problems with shifter clearance though. What kind of footwear are you using when riding?
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Old 03-25-2002, 05:11 PM
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Welp..the Gixxer's are said to have a longer strech to the bars, I'm 6'2", and it's pretty comfy for me, my Son is 6'6'' and 270..he feels comfy on the Gixxer's also...BUT..I'd suggest riding all bikes to what you like best...at least sit on them..take a friend so he can hold it upright for ya...

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Old 03-25-2002, 09:58 PM
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I'm 6'3" on a ZX-6R
It's pretty comfy for me, no real complaints about ride position.

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Old 03-26-2002, 12:49 PM
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Old 03-27-2002, 03:33 AM
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6'2", size 15 feet. I find the ZX6R quite comfortable around town or on longer rides. I don't think you'll have too big a problem on any of the normal-size sportbikes. Tried riding a Suzuki Across 250, which is (apparently) big for a 250, and I had to get off it after 15 minutes in the backcatcher position.

What bike did you have in mind?
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Old 03-27-2002, 04:12 AM
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My 6' 4" riding buddy is on a Kawi ZX - 7 , plenty of room, plenty of power also.
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Old 03-27-2002, 09:37 AM
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I'm 6'3" with size 12's and I have an 2000 Honda F4 and I don't have any problems here..Maybe rearsets that go back an inch and a longer shifter might help, but I duno who makes anything like that..
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