2011 GS800 Raising Links

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  1. ashmaxwell

    ashmaxwell Adventurer

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    6ft3 34 inch inseam - wondering are there any similarly statured riders out there who have had issues with the suspension height and if they've raised the bike?

    I rode a rented GS800 in Germany a few years back and remember finding the riding geometry a little cramped. Keen to get everyone's input.

    Don't have the bike yet - lurking in prep for Canadian Spring!
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  2. JRWooden

    JRWooden Homeless motorcycle vagabond ... and ... loving it

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    Sargent http://www.sargentcycle.com ( and probably other companies ) will make you a custom height seat.
    I had them make me one that was ~1" taller than stock. In addition to making the ride-height better it's also more comfortable.
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  3. rcb78

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    Only thing I can think of is the Touratech Extreme setup, be prepared for sticker shock. It's a long travel shock and fork cartridge combo, but only for the 2013 and later bikes (forks are different). If you don't have the bike yet, maybe consider a later model?
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  4. ashmaxwell

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    I think I'd go seatconcepts based on the cost of the Sargent to be honest but thats a good call. I'm interested in suspension dog bones for the rear to raise the whole bike.
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  5. ashmaxwell

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    Holy sticker shock indeed!! I think I'd go taller seat and I'm interested in suspension dog bones for the rear to raise the whole bike before I'd upgrade the whole show. Thanks for the response.
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  6. rcb78

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    The issue is that there is no linkage on F800GS, it's direct mount. So the change has to be with the shock/fork if you go that route. Agree though that a taller seat is probably the better route if you're not planning to overhaul the suspension anyways.
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  7. drneo

    drneo mmm... delicious

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    buy yourself an airhawk seat cushion - increased seat height, plus a longer riding experience:clap
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