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post #1 of 7 Old 10-16-2013, 08:26 PM Thread Starter
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Standing for tall guys

I can truly say that the cheap Ebay footpegs hold my feet much better, but now when I stand I am leaning over the windshield and feel alomost out of control.
What do you tall guys do? Is my technique wrong?
Im 6'5"

This is getting complicated.....
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post #2 of 7 Old 10-17-2013, 12:00 AM
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I'm the same way. I have peg-lowering brackets, but they dont' really make much of a difference when standing. I put on some bar risers, but that made things worse as they also moved the bars rearward quite a bit. So, while both those mods made my sitting posture more comfortable, they didn't do anything to help me out when standing on the pegs. I feel your pain. I've always wanted to try those Rox swivelling risers, but they're pretty pricey.

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post #3 of 7 Old 10-17-2013, 08:41 AM
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Just plain ol' handlebar risers helped my ergonomics somewhat, though I'm hardly NBA height. Some angular adjustment of the bars, fore and aft, improves things. Mind the cable wrap!
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post #4 of 7 Old 10-17-2013, 11:40 AM
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Offset peg lowering brackets will help:

Probably need Rox risers to raise and rotate the bars foward: risers<br />

The OEM bars have quite a bit of pullback so some flatter bars may help.

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post #5 of 7 Old 10-17-2013, 11:49 AM
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I'm 6'4", so I have an inch benefit over you.

The PO had the bars tilted way back, and I couldn't stand and use them. So I tilted them forward, and now it's possible. I also had to tilt the levers down more.

Still not the most comfortable thing, though. I'd considered risers, but hadn't gotten around to buying them.
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post #6 of 7 Old 10-17-2013, 03:50 PM Thread Starter
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Ive ordered the lowering brackets from Craig, waiting for the postman.
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post #7 of 7 Old 10-17-2013, 05:10 PM
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Spend the extra for the Rox Risers. You'll never look back.

I seem to remember having to re-route the clutch cable, everything else was OK.

Gray-haired riders donít get that way from pure luck.

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