How Tall are you and what Beast do you own?

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by transistor281, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. transistor281

    transistor281 Been here awhile

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    Just curious how tall yall are and what bike you ride

    Me 5'10 Klr 650 & Concours, Soon V Strom 1K

    :flip
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  2. Mark Weiss

    Mark Weiss n00b

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    6' 2"
    Buell Ulysses XB12X
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  3. greybeard146

    greybeard146 Been here awhile

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    How Tall? Used to be taller, but over the years, have been worn down to a nub. :huh

    What Beast? I wouldn't let her hear you call her that, if I were you. :eek1
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  4. transistor281

    transistor281 Been here awhile

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    V Strom! :clap
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  5. shadowjack

    shadowjack Been here awhile

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    6'5"
    Yamaha TDM850 (MkII)
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  6. Tsaven Nava

    Tsaven Nava Banned

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    6' flat with legs that are so long they just look silly on me. 35" inseam, WTF.

    I'm currently on an 97 Virago with 62k, and an '04 Wee-Strom with 50k. The Wee is in the process of being modded (seat and pegs) to make it more comfortable.
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  7. Capo Rick

    Capo Rick Please understand...

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    6'2"

    Aprilia Caponord ( really? )
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  8. s10rat

    s10rat Long timer

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    around the world soon
    6.4
    moto guzzi quota 1100
    with thick seat pad
    ..comfortable:wink:
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  9. Guy Jinbaiquerre

    Guy Jinbaiquerre Monorail Conductor

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    5'8" with a 29" inseam (I'm built like a chimpanzee :lol3), KTM 990 SM-T (not technically a "beast", but...). The 855mm seat height is just about as high as I'd want to go.
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  10. transistor281

    transistor281 Been here awhile

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    tall mothers :evil
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  11. raider

    raider Big red dog

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    Being tall is what drew me into dual-sports - on most bikes, I look like the proverbial monkey with a football.

    I'm 6'3", 35" inseam. Currently have a Wee, fits me fine. Awaiting delivery on my new 800GS, might need lower pegs or a taller seat (and definitely needs a taller screen).

    Other ADV bikes I've tried:

    DR650 - fits fine
    KLR650 - fits fine
    R1150GSA - fits fine
    XB12X - Too cramped for my legs
    F650GS Dakar - Seat too close to bars
    XTZ660 Tenere - Too cramped for my legs
    Scrambler - Too cramped for my legs
    620 Multistrada - Too cramped for my legs...

    Spotting a trend here?!
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  12. dfishman

    dfishman Been here awhile

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    6'3" 34" inseam.Buell XB12X /Honda XR650R in sumo trim.The Uly fits like a glove.My XR650R looks small under me.
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  13. Hughlysses

    Hughlysses Long timer

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    5'9" with 30" inseam. Buell Ulysses XB12X. Luckily I have big feet and strong toes. :D
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  14. advNZer?

    advNZer? Long timer

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    6'3" 33 inseam r100gspd
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  15. lakota

    lakota Geeser

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    F800GS
    5'10" with 31" inseam
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  16. NHBill

    NHBill Loosely Wrapped

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    5'9" with a 32" inseam, F650GS.
    MV handlebar risers and the hi-low seat. I'd prefer the stock single height seat to straighten out my legs a little and keep my nuts off the
    "tank":eek1 .
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  17. Ceri JC

    Ceri JC UK GSer

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    6'2" F800GS. But I can also fit on a 110cc pit bike with no bother.
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  18. caporaid

    caporaid Adventurer

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    6'3"
    caponord rally raid
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  19. Dr. Sprocket

    Dr. Sprocket Adventurer

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    6'5" with 36" inseam - Buell Ulysses XB12X
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  20. GrauTier

    GrauTier Unmitigated nOOb

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    6' 0", 34" Inseam
    DL1000 V-Strom
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