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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-11-2007, 08:55 PM Thread Starter
 
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Can this be remedied?

I bought a 2006 Ninja ZX6R in October and its the first motorycle ive ever riden for more than 2 minutes so im new to the scene. However, im 6'3" and when im crouched low, my elbows overlap my knees. Ive seen other people in this position and it doesnt happen to them. Is there a way to stretch my riding postion out with some aftermarket parts so im more comfortable, or am i just too big for my bike? Thanks
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-11-2007, 11:15 PM
 
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Well..you can try adjusting the clipons, and as far as rearsets, the aftermarkets are generally only to raise them so you dont scrape doing some hardcore corner carving. there's lots of really tall guys riding bikes...so maybe you just feel as though you're overlapping but you're actually in normal tuck position. once you start riding around you'll find yourself closer to sitting up rather than full tuck unless you're all out on the freeway or at the track.
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post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-11-2007, 11:43 PM
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Heli bars and adjust the rearsets...
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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-12-2007, 02:48 AM
 
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Try scooting your as all the way to the rear of the seat when tucked. Touch the front of your rear seat with your lower back/ass. That's all I can suggest. If that doesn't help, it happens...live with it, you tall bastard. And f that's your only problem, no, you're not too big for your bike.
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hmmm...thanks guys. when i tuck my ass is allll the way back...so i guess i'll just live with it
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hmmm...thanks guys. when i tuck my ass is allll the way back...so i guess i'll just live with it
Yeah, you'll be aight.
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If your riding position makes it difficult to control the bike properly, you have to do something about it. On the race bikes (your 6R), the pegs are set up so high for ground clearance, your knees are probably above the tank. You can get rearsets for around $400 and they may lower the pegs some, but probably not enough for you. Handlebar risers will raise the bars and bring them back a little. Of course, being on a bike with 54 inch wheelbase doesn't help a tall person either.

If it was me, I would get a different bike. The older bikes like CBR1000F, FJ1200, and ZX-11 are big, fast, and comfortable and would make good beginner bikes. Unfortunately, they don't make anything like them now. If you want a newer bike, the Aprilia Tuono, FZ1, and Honda 919 are easy to ride and comfortable.
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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-12-2007, 06:55 PM
 
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I myself am 6'3", and although my elbows overlap my knees when in a full crouch (on my 600RR) I don't find it uncomfortable. Sure you kinda look like a goon, but f what other people think.
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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-12-2007, 07:20 PM
 
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Hey, Stan! I see you hail from my hometown of Tulsa. (Although I've lived in Northwest Arkansas for the last 10 years.) My crew hits track day at Hallett regularly. You should join us sometime! More info here.

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yeah i'd love to get out to there on a track day sometime
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yeah i'd love to get out to there on a track day sometime
PM me if you plan to go sometime or if you have any questions about Hallett.
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