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rider position

of late ive been trying to work out the ultimate riding position on my 954. im 6'2 and have noticed my feet position and whether im leaned over the tank or not seem to make a massive difference in control when cornering.

seemingly when i have the balls of my feet against the pegs with my toes facing down to the ground im able to have more control over the bars. but if i do that too much im putting too much force through the bars with my hands. i know you've got to be fairly gentle and smooth with the bars when cornering so im struggling to find the happy medium of gentle on the bars with good feet and body position. started to think the 954 might be a little too small for me for optimum cornering body position..

how does everyone else position themselves and what do you think is ideal body positioning for cornering...
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Re: rider position

I am 6'5" tall and ride with my toes on the pegs (about 1.5" further forward than the "balls" of my feet).

If you are speaking of track riding, I feel that foot placement is critical to lever your body position from side to side as you approach/navigate/exit a corner.

I use very little pressure on the bars, but definitely yank them to start the cornering process (I pull on the outside bar instead of pushing the inside one ) and do the opposite to stand it back up on the throttle.
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Re: rider position

I'm 6'1 and i found that fitting rearsets on my 954 made it more comfortable for me on long trips. On the track it seemed to place my feet in a better position for control and also there's the added bonus of more ground clearance.

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I'm 6'1 and i found that fitting rearsets on my 954 made it more comfortable for me on long trips. On the track it seemed to place my feet in a better position for control and also there's the added bonus of more ground clearance.

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What brand of reasets did you use? I am only 6' 0", but have a 34" inseam, and the legs really cramp on the 929 on longer rides.

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Re: rider position

I used Harris rearsets. Here is a link Harris Performance UK - Performance bike parts UK

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Thanks, and to you too, Simon!

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What brand of reasets did you use? I am only 6' 0", but have a 34" inseam, and the legs really cramp on the 929 on longer rides.

Just an fyi, rearsets generally move your feet further up. However, they usually also move them back, so that may help. Typically, it's about 1 inch up, and one inch back, with non-adjustable units. Some, like my Satos, are adjustable and allow for multiple positions. Just be aware that none lower the foot position.
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Re: rider position

I have a machine shop and am working out a set of mounts to relocate the oem pedals and linkage. Right now I have a mount with 3 positions adjustable to
1 1/2 back
1 1/2 back 3/4 down
1 back 3/8 down

I should have everything worked out over the next week Any input is welcome. These will be inexpensive as the bulk of expense is in making all the levers . pegs and rearset mounting brkts. This is a very easy install.
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Re: rider position

good points. I don't seem to have the leg issue on my son's Daytona (when it runs, ), And as far as my measurements determine, the seat to peg ht. is the same, but pegs seem to be back about an inch, so maybe this is the answer.
I am still not ruling out any excuse to get another bike, though!

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