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Rearsets and Legroom

Any taller riders out there who've fitted rearsets that have moved the pegs rearwards?
Does it feel any more 'roomy', or quite the opposite?

I'm 6'4" and I'm finding that on the hour's ride to work my knees are complaining, so was wondering if moving the rearwards would help at all.

Or I could just man-up!!
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Re: Rearsets and Legroom

If you commute most of the time, shelve the rear sets and get a trimmer to add more height to your seat.. your knees and ass will love you.
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Re: Rearsets and Legroom

What's a trimmer??

I don't mostly commute, just enjoy riding it to work maybe once a week cos it's a real nice road.
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What's a trimmer??

I don't mostly commute, just enjoy riding it to work maybe once a week cos it's a real nice road.
upholstry trimmer can add more foam to your seat hight and not affecct your centre of grav too much if you don't track it... your a tall bloke and it's a small bike.. Cheap fix..
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Re: Rearsets and Legroom

Cheers Pinned. Good suggestion, I certainly hadn't thought of that.

Retrimming has to be far cheaper than rearsets too.
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Any taller riders out there who've fitted rearsets that have moved the pegs rearwards?
Does it feel any more 'roomy', or quite the opposite?

I'm 6'4" and I'm finding that on the hour's ride to work my knees are complaining, so was wondering if moving the rearwards would help at all.

Or I could just man-up!!
Dude i'm 6'4 just man up thats one of our defaults. But hey, when we ride everyone sees us. hahaha
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Dude i'm 6'4 just man up thats one of our defaults.
Does make getting your knee down easier!!
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Re: Rearsets and Legroom

Got rearsets on mine as soon as I got bike.

In lowest setting they're the same height but can go back 100mm so loads more leg room

I'm 6ft4 and find my 2010 blade very comfy
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Re: Rearsets and Legroom

man up isnt a valid suggestion....lol...Making a bike more comfortable is one of the most important things anyone could do...the first thing i di when i buy a new bike and every spring is adjust the levers and ergonomics so the bike is comfortable...lucky for me il only 5 11 so most bikes fit me well...but this is one of those things where statistics kills you because your taller than most people and when honda decides on ergo's for thr bike they make it comeofrtable for 80-90% of riders....your just that unlucky 10% lol...get some rear sets AND adjust the seat...then youll have a bike you REALLY love! comfort is the most important thing for racers and street riders...you cant go fast if your leg is cramping and your back is killing you lol...


i think thats why rossi and some guys hang their leg off befoer turns...not because of wind resistance or more difficult passing...its an easy way to stretch in the middle of the race lol....
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man up isnt a valid suggestion....lol...Making a bike more comfortable is one of the most important things anyone could do...the first thing i di when i buy a new bike and every spring is adjust the levers and ergonomics so the bike is comfortable...lucky for me il only 5 11 so most bikes fit me well...but this is one of those things where statistics kills you because your taller than most people and when honda decides on ergo's for thr bike they make it comeofrtable for 80-90% of riders....your just that unlucky 10% lol...get some rear sets AND adjust the seat...then youll have a bike you REALLY love! comfort is the most important thing for racers and street riders...you cant go fast if your leg is cramping and your back is killing you lol...


i think thats why rossi and some guys hang their leg off befoer turns...not because of wind resistance or more difficult passing...its an easy way to stretch in the middle of the race lol....
From what i've been told by an instructor they put their legs out in order to drop the center of gravity under heavy braking to keep the rear of the bike on the ground.
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Re: Rearsets and Legroom

If you increase the seat height, you might find that it puts even more weight on your wrists and puts your back at a more severe angle. It may or may not be a problem for you.

I have peg lowring plates on my bike. I bought them, but if I do this on another bike I will just make some plates myself.

I have also raised my bars with convertibars.

My riding position is now very similar to a VFR800.
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From what i've been told by an instructor they put their legs out in order to drop the center of gravity under heavy braking to keep the rear of the bike on the ground.
That doesnt seem to make much sense to me? haha

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That doesnt seem to make much sense to me? haha
i know but check this link out. at 4min 25 sec he starts talking about it.
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Re: Rearsets and Legroom

They do it to get weight in the front tyre to prevent it locking or folding. Supermoto ans mx technique.
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From what i've been told by an instructor they put their legs out in order to drop the center of gravity under heavy braking to keep the rear of the bike on the ground.

there are so many different ideas on why...but data loggers have not been able to see any difference in entrance speeds or lap times so why else do it????? to stretch your legs!!!!!!
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