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Old 06-17-2011, 04:23 PM   #8371
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hello Everyone,

I'm new here, read 1000ds of posts with regards to the S10 here in advrider.com. I really-really appreciate the contribution.
I have a stupid question. I ride a 2006 FZ6n (highly customized) but now I a thinking about to buy something which is bigger and the most important thing is to have shaft drive instead of chain...
I immediately started to look after GS/GSAs, but I have a big problem with these BIG bikes. I AM SHORT, which means these are too high for me. My hight is 5"3 (160 cm) [don't laugh] . Question: Can the XT1200Z fit for me somehow? There is a factory available lowered & narrowed seat drops -35mm. There are "dog bones"/low links which can drop additional 25-40 mms OR Hyperpro spring set, also dropping 40 mm both on front and rear side.

Thanks for the reader & sorry for my english.
hay there Zack, try thick soled boots too. Can help.
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Old 06-17-2011, 06:31 PM   #8372
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hello Everyone,

I'm new here, read 1000ds of posts with regards to the S10 here in advrider.com. I really-really appreciate the contribution.
I have a stupid question. I ride a 2006 FZ6n (highly customized) but now I a thinking about to buy something which is bigger and the most important thing is to have shaft drive instead of chain...
I immediately started to look after GS/GSAs, but I have a big problem with these BIG bikes. I AM SHORT, which means these are too high for me. My hight is 5"3 (160 cm) [don't laugh] . Question: Can the XT1200Z fit for me somehow? There is a factory available lowered & narrowed seat drops -35mm. There are "dog bones"/low links which can drop additional 25-40 mms OR Hyperpro spring set, also dropping 40 mm both on front and rear side.

Thanks for the reader & sorry for my english.
Rear suspension lowering links:
http://www.motorradgarage.com.au/cat...oducts_id=1162

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Old 06-17-2011, 06:34 PM   #8373
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hello Everyone,

I'm new here, read 1000ds of posts with regards to the S10 here in advrider.com. I really-really appreciate the contribution.
I have a stupid question. I ride a 2006 FZ6n (highly customized) but now I a thinking about to buy something which is bigger and the most important thing is to have shaft drive instead of chain...
I immediately started to look after GS/GSAs, but I have a big problem with these BIG bikes. I AM SHORT, which means these are too high for me. My hight is 5"3 (160 cm) [don't laugh] . Question: Can the XT1200Z fit for me somehow? There is a factory available lowered & narrowed seat drops -35mm. There are "dog bones"/low links which can drop additional 25-40 mms OR Hyperpro spring set, also dropping 40 mm both on front and rear side.

Thanks for the reader & sorry for my english.
Welcome to the party and your English is very good.
It is a heavy bike but only when standing still, however, it is also low for it's size so it realy depends how long your legs are. My legs are very short for my height 29" (740mm) and I can back pedal it very easy without any modifications.

Oh, and edit your visible data so we can see where you come from.
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Old 06-17-2011, 11:50 PM   #8374
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You can get a lower seat and lowering links. Will fit most people fairly well.
I would definitely try before you buy though. It's a good thing but if it's too big it's too big.

Cheers
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Hey Graham,

thanks for the quick response. Yepp, definetly I'll do a testride. However it is extremely hard to find a test bike here in Hungary, as far as I know there are only two... The strangest thing that I could easily pick & use 2008 CB1000F, which is 278 kg but I failed with the 2009 BMW GSA. I think the problem was with the CoG. The honda is lower than the BMW.
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Old 06-17-2011, 11:52 PM   #8375
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hay there Zack, try thick soled boots too. Can help.
Will do, will do. I am looking for Sidi boots. There are some kind where additional sole can be added easily, otherwise I had to add solid +2 cm with a shoemaker.
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Old 06-17-2011, 11:56 PM   #8376
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Rear suspension lowering links:
http://www.motorradgarage.com.au/cat...oducts_id=1162

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Greg,

I am a big fan of your work/products. I am aware of this.
Thanks.
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Old 06-18-2011, 12:03 AM   #8377
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Welcome to the party and your English is very good.
It is a heavy bike but only when standing still, however, it is also low for it's size so it realy depends how long your legs are. My legs are very short for my height 29" (740mm) and I can back pedal it very easy without any modifications.

Oh, and edit your visible data so we can see where you come from.
Thanks :)
This kind of experience that I was looking for. My inseam (from groin to ankle) is 700mm. May I ask you your leg height? Does it equal with your inseam, or was it measure from groin to sole?

oh yeah, my visible data.
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Old 06-18-2011, 12:34 AM   #8378
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Thanks :)
This kind of experience that I was looking for. My inseam (from groin to ankle) is 700mm. May I ask you your leg height? Does it equal with your inseam, or was it measure from groin to sole?

oh yeah, my visible data.
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Old 06-18-2011, 12:41 AM   #8379
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Settle down you two
Take it easy.:

- I'm not the GOD of English
- I'm straight :)
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Old 06-18-2011, 01:18 AM   #8380
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Thanks :)
This kind of experience that I was looking for. My inseam (from groin to ankle) is 700mm. May I ask you your leg height? Does it equal with your inseam, or was it measure from groin to sole?

oh yeah, my visible data.
Same measurement, as per normal for trouser measurement. Groin to ankle.

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Hey Graham,

thanks for the quick response. Yepp, definetly I'll do a testride. However it is extremely hard to find a test bike here in Hungary, as far as I know there are only two... The strangest thing that I could easily pick & use 2008 CB1000F, which is 278 kg but I failed with the 2009 BMW GSA. I think the problem was with the CoG. The honda is lower than the BMW.
I had a 2009 GSA and it was enormous by comparrison. The Yamaha weighs a bit more but feels a lot lighter and is an awful lot lower. As a bonus it is so much easier to ride too. It is not as sharp as the BMW but at least more people can ride it.
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Old 06-18-2011, 01:27 AM   #8381
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Same measurement, as per normal for trouser measurement. Groin to ankle.



I had a 2009 GSA and it was enormous by comparrison. The Yamaha weighs a bit more but feels a lot lighter and is an awful lot lower. As a bonus it is so much easier to ride too. It is not as sharp as the BMW but at least more people can ride it.
Sounds promising. :)
I'll visit a Yamaha dealer on next Saturday. Let's see the beast.
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Old 06-18-2011, 02:28 AM   #8382
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Sounds promising. :)
I'll visit a Yamaha dealer on next Saturday. Let's see the beast.
I just looked up your loacation. Just outside Budapest.

I was there in April. What a beautiful, clean and friendly place. Everyone should visit it.
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Old 06-18-2011, 06:48 AM   #8383
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I just looked up your loacation. Just outside Budapest.

I was there in April. What a beautiful, clean and friendly place. Everyone should visit it.
Confirmed.
Here are a lot of hills & curves. The environment is also nice. Somewhere the roads are crappy, but this is central-east Europe ;)
If someone lurking around this area let me know, I will show nice places.
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Old 06-18-2011, 07:04 AM   #8384
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Confirmed.
Here are a lot of hills & curves. The environment is also nice. Somewhere the roads are crappy, but this is central-east Europe ;)
If someone lurking around this area let me know, I will show nice places.
I also visited last October and found it to be very nice. The company that I work for opened a factory last summer in Székesfehérvár. If they send me back I will have to look you up. Are there any places that rent motorcycles around Budapest?

(sorry to get off topic)
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Old 06-18-2011, 09:06 AM   #8385
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I also visited last October and found it to be very nice. The company that I work for opened a factory last summer in Székesfehérvár. If they send me back I will have to look you up. Are there any places that rent motorcycles around Budapest?

(sorry to get off topic)
My boss is US citizen but lives in Székesfehérvár and works in Budapest, nice area as well. There are many multi companies who opened factories or HQs.
Yepp, there are many, but I recommend a motorcycle shop/Honda dealership who offers motorcycle rent. The cost is 56 EUR/day + 745 EUR deposit which will be given back at the end of the rent.
This is for Honda XL700V Transalp

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