Site for comparing the riding position of motorcycles

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by CGameProgrammer, Oct 25, 2010.

  1. bingbong

    bingbong Been here awhile

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    This is great.
    could you add the KTM RC8 please. :thumb
  2. Jakobzen

    Jakobzen ├╝ber nOOb

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    Could you please add Triumph Bonneville, Thruxton and Scrambler?

    This is a great, simple program - I love it! Thank you very much :clap
  3. Tydive

    Tydive Sport-touring fan

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    Love the site! :clap

    If possible, add length of body broken down by legs, toso, arms?

    Please add Triumph Trophy '90's - 01 version.

    This is a real pleasure to check out.
  4. welder

    welder Long timer

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    My back doesn"t even hurt sitting on those ducati's lol. Seriously though this is a super cool idea. I know you have had many requests for adding bikes but could you pls add the triumph bonneville,scrambler and kawasaki klr.
  5. CGameProgrammer

    CGameProgrammer Been here awhile

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    Major updates! I gave the site its own domain now, but more importantly I've added inseam and the ability to place your feet on the ground (or as close as possible). Major caveats on the latter though - I had to crudely guess how much ground reach would be compromised by the seat shape of any bike, so I divided them into rough categories and basically assigned magic numbers to shorten the apparent thigh length. If anyone finds a bike they can flat-foot in real life but can't in the sim, or the reverse, please let me know.

    The "suspension compression" raises the ground level to simulate the lowering of the bike that would occur when you sit on it due to the suspension. Obviously this depends on the bike, its suspension settings, and your weight. The default of 3/4" is probably fine.

    I've also corrected the thigh and leg lengths. The legs were too short before because I had them set as identical in length to the thighs, but that neglects to account for your foot thickness. The lower leg combined with the foot is quite a bit longer than the thigh alone so now that's fixed. As a result, legs when riding now correctly wrap around the tank instead of way below it.

    I didn't have time to add any bikes (except the Ducati Diavel) due to these enhancements but tomorrow I will add most or all of the bikes you guys have been requesting.
  6. zebra03

    zebra03 Banned

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    Great work . Thanks .
  7. CGameProgrammer

    CGameProgrammer Been here awhile

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    I did have time this morning to add a few bikes:

    Buell 1125R
    Buell 1125CR
    Buell XB12X Ulysses
    Buell XB12XT Ulysses
    Buell XB12Scg Lightning
  8. Kaneto

    Kaneto Adventurer

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    That is some phenomenal work. This is something that the manufacturers need to have on their site (though the dealers might not like it as much as it may reduce the need to show up at a showroom to see if a bike fits).

    You may have single-handedly convinced me to buy a Wee-strom. :D
  9. NMEXPAT

    NMEXPAT Been here awhile

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    I entered my info in it with my new bike and it matches!

    Awesome program.:clap

    Good job.
  10. SlipChip

    SlipChip Adventure Commuter

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    Great Job!
    Can you add the F800GS?
  11. overredtich

    overredtich Adventurer

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    Hey! Really good idea :clap
    Can you also add Kawasaki VN800 Classic and Hona Shadow VT600 ?

    That would be awesome!
  12. mjr

    mjr Adventurer

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    fantastic!!! great idea
  13. bumblebee1

    bumblebee1 All bikes are dirt bikes

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    Thanks for the great program.

    One thing that would help me is the angle of the upper leg to torso.
    I raise the seat height on the DR650 to get an idea of knee angle with lowered pegs.
    I sometimes place my feet on rear pegs to take pressure off of my stomac on long rides.
  14. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    Awesome job. Can you add a current generation Honda CBR600RR.
  15. rocker59

    rocker59 diplomatico di moto

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    Wow! Very cool!

    How 'bout some Guzzis ???
  16. RC.

    RC. Cola

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    :thumb Cool.
  17. zebra03

    zebra03 Banned

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    Could you please add the Honda Valkyrie ? Thanks
  18. zebra03

    zebra03 Banned

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    and the Triumph Bonneville too . thanks
  19. evilted

    evilted Been here awhile

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    Supercool! Lately I've been searching for magazine reviews that include similar info -- but this is far better!

    Thanks! :)
  20. expatbrit

    expatbrit Still pretty much a n00b.

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    I love it! Great site. I wonder if there's an easy way for people to add their own bikes, so you don't get the deluge of requests? :)