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. MindWebs

    MindWebs Lost

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    6'1" 36" inseam

    1981 Yamaha XJ750 seca, custom bars, HD air shocks(add height) custom seat(extra foam)
    1979 Yamaha XS1100 special, custom bars, HD air shocks(add height)
    2005 Kawasaki ex250 ninja, lowered pegs, handlebar risers
    1975 Kawasaki S1 250, custom bars

    all have lots of custom bits.... for height/comfort/heat

    measure once, cut twice :rofl

    all of them need a few more inches added to be better
  2. Rush0011

    Rush0011 Adventurer

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    Duluth,MN-From So.Cal
    5'10" 34 inseam (I'm a girl)
    06 Buell Ulysses XB12X.
    I'd like a little taller windshield, the stock one makes the wind beat me right in the face.
  3. LondonGent

    LondonGent Adventurer

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    Honda VFR1200X CrossTourer
    5'11''
    33'' inseam
    180lbs
    Couple of inches longer legs would be handy as it's a big heavy and tall bike..
  4. ec90t

    ec90t Banned

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    Traded in the Versys today for a new Super Tenere. I couldn't be happier.
  5. Craneguy

    Craneguy British Hooligan

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    6'-1" 33" inseam

    See below. Fit all of them just fine.
  6. Paul74

    Paul74 Adventurer

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    Melbourne, VIC, Aus
    6' 2" with 32" inside leg.

    On a R1150GS (standard height) just right height for me, tried to raise seat height but more comfy at the lowest position.
  7. jaymanthree

    jaymanthree Adventurer

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    Mentor, Ohio
    6'3" 34" inseam (I think)..
    09 wee strom, Lowered foot pegs, bar risers/cr high fat bars and a dl1000 seat for longer rides. I still like the 650 seat for around town and close to home rides.


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  8. BadKarma

    BadKarma Long timer

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    You might try taking the windshield off and running with just the flyscreen. I'm 6'2" and the stock screen is just about perfect for me, my helmet is in clean air but if I were shorter I'm sure I'd be getting buffeting too. I wasn't under any illusion about wind protection on my Ulysses but I've ridden Harley touring bikes for years and the taller shields all create buffeting for me.

    In any case, good luck, hope you get it sorted out. You guys must be getting close to riding season up there...
  9. Sasquatch2112

    Sasquatch2112 Asbestos

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    I found that the worst condition was to have the turbulence at my helmet or neck level. I am 6'6" w/ 36" of inseam and sit on a Russell that is +2". I never did find a screen tall enough to kick the turbulence over my head. So I went the other way. I cut the screen down until it just covered the instrument cluster. I have a lot more wind on my helmet but the wind is all clean air. For me the ride improved greatly.

    If you can't get the wind over your head, maybe buying a used beater screen and shorten it is worth a try. I cut mine with a small saw and blue tape on both sides, and sanded it after I was happy with the height.
  10. SMURPH

    SMURPH Smartass

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    5'10. 32" inseam. Vstrom 650 with DL1000 seat with extra foam added plus an Airhawk. Ya I like riding taller :-)
  11. Casper137

    Casper137 When in doubt Mumble

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    5'6"and 28" inseam (yes I have hobbit legs) riding a Weestrom 650.

    I put 3/4 inch lowering links on it and get by.
  12. JLock07

    JLock07 Learning by Falling

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    5'10" 31.5" Inseam

    08 Gsx650F

    Windscreen seems small too me and the handle bars could be a little higher. But the windscreen is what I should have expected for this style bike.. will be upgraded soon.

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  13. dtaylor

    dtaylor /.

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    5'10" guy with a 32" inseam -- I've gotten good at tip-toeing my XB12X.

    I've got a Palmer bracket with the Uly tall screen. It's is a nice go, especially in the summer -- in the tallest position I can comfortably ride with the visor up.

    The Madstad bracket with the bigger Madstad screen offers even more protection.

    Dunno if you're on Badweb, but there's plenty of discussions to be found there about wind protection. :)
  14. Motology

    Motology Young and Restless

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    5'11"
    31" Inseam, roughly

    1989 XL600V

    With an aftermarket windshield (Givi I want to say, PO put it on) I get good coverage and no turbulence. Feet sit pretty comfortably on stock pegs and I can flatfoot the bike.
  15. TheProphet

    TheProphet Zen Rider

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    5'-9", 30 inch inseam.

    2011 Harley Davidson Road King Classic

    2007 Triumph Bonneville
  16. Bajaexplorer

    Bajaexplorer Alien

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    5' 6", 30 in inseam.

    DR650SE
  17. kreature

    kreature yooper

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    6' 3" klr 650 and v strom 1000
  18. Fast914

    Fast914 Adventurer

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    6' 1" KTM 200 exec... love it although with 34" arms I need to work with my bars a little more.
  19. linkweewee

    linkweewee tantum quantum

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    10 feet tall and bullet-proof. '04 Tiger.
  20. Beema Killa

    Beema Killa Beema Killa

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    6ft1" KTM 990 Adventure with long travel suspension upgrade.