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Old 04-13-2015, 05:18 AM   #1
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950/990 ADV Riders, How Tall Are You

I'm 5'9", 5'10" on a good day and on the brink of my first 990 ADV purchase. I'm curious how tall all you other riders are, and how comfortable you are on the bike standing and sitting on road and off road?

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Old 04-13-2015, 05:33 AM   #2
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Old 04-13-2015, 05:36 AM   #3
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About the same height.

About 32" inseam.

Width 320mm suspension and a seatheight of 1 meter I could use high heels when stopping but it's not noticed while moving.

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Old 04-13-2015, 05:38 AM   #4
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I'm 5'9" and 60 years old. It's the most comfortable bike I have on road ,as far as leg room. I'm comfortable standing in the dirt, also. Only time I've fallen over is in the parking lot with my wife on back. OOPS.
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Old 04-13-2015, 05:46 AM   #5
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I'm 5'10" with a short 30" inseam. On my old 245mm 's' spec 950 I was on the upper half of one foot at stops. Off-road I learned never to put my feet down because they'd swish nothing but air until it was too late. Just gas it and go!

My second/current 950 is only 210mm high and I can get the forward parts of both feet on the ground. Doesn't make too much of a difference though and I'd rather have the 245mm suspension again but, money.

The taller bike did make stretching out while on long pavement sections easy, I just dangled my legs and they didn't hit anything!
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Old 04-13-2015, 06:03 AM   #6
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Joe Average here.....
My 950 is waay comfortable on the road; lots of leg room, nimble handling due to the wide bars, and a very commanding view due to its height -- you're eye-to-eye with truck & SUV drivers and actually see over coupes & sedans.

On the dirt -- especially singletrack & big hills (basically anything more than a service road) -- the bike gets very big very quickly. Basic maneuvers, like 3pt turns to go back down a hill, or a tight 180deg turn in rutted or rocky terrain are more intimidating than they are on a "normal size" dirt bike....for me, anyway.

Worth noting my '03 suspension's is a bit taller than later years (same as later years' S-model). Standing or sitting, it's dynamite motorcycle, you'll see.
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Old 04-13-2015, 06:15 AM   #7
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It's just a big dirt bike. 75"
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Old 04-13-2015, 06:44 AM   #8
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6,2 with long legs. 08 990 S with 1.5 inch taller seat. best fitting bike I have ever had.
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Old 04-13-2015, 06:58 AM   #9
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5'10" with boots 29" in seam. 06 950. Just taw aped to shorter suspenders
Comfortable every where other than super gnar single track
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Old 04-13-2015, 07:21 AM   #10
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5'8", 31" inseam...no problems w/ 3 of them so far.
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Old 04-13-2015, 07:34 AM   #11
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6'5" 34" inseam, the bike has 265mm suspension and stock baja seat. Almost flat footed!
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Old 04-13-2015, 08:37 AM   #12
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Wow! This is good news. I guess I'll fit in just fine with all you misfits. Thanks for all the great replies!
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Old 04-13-2015, 09:28 AM   #13
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5'8" Tall, 30" inseam with a standard height 990 Baja. I'm on my tip toes depending on what preload I have set on the rear shock, but I've never had any footing issues with the bike. Yes, a longer inseam would be nice, but hey...can't change that!
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Old 04-13-2015, 10:17 AM   #14
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185 cm or six foot and a bit. There is a bloke around here, whose got two 990's. Being a short arse, not sure how short but apparently he has a couple of bricks cemented on his drive way, so he can get on and off his bike. Don't ask me what he does at the traffic lights, probably pulls up next to the curb. ...
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Old 04-13-2015, 10:23 AM   #15
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