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Hi all,

I'm quite tall at 6'3" and find when leaning into a corner and trying to hook my outer knee under the tank I can't quite fit my knee under. Even dropping my heel as low as I can doesn't allow it to hook under. If I move my toes to the outside of the peg I can just about hook my knee under.
Would a jack up kit give me the extra gap between peg and tank to allow me to get my knee locked under??? Also would the turn in be too quick for the road??

Have any of you got experience of jack up kits?

Would some tank grip pads be a better option as the increased friction would give me the confidence that my knee won't slip??

Thanks.
 

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:D

Gille rearsets don't move down. Are you aware of any that do?

I like the idea of a jack up kit as it will speed up the steering as well as slightly improve the looks but lifting the tail slightly. If it also allows me to comfortably get my knee under the tank that it's all good. I just don't want to make the bike handle badly or dangerously. Has anyone here ever fitted a jack up kit to any bike??

sure it would, slightly of course, but its alright to scrape your pegs :eyebrows:**


**obviously to some degree.
 

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cool!

But now im confused.

Raising the bike higher off the ground makes sense, but your knee will remain in the same location as before in reference to the tank...right? Since the entire body, including pegs, seat and tank are raised.
 

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Good point :eek: Doh!

The seat will be higher relative to the swingarm but as you say the distance from peg to tank will be identical.

Looks like rearsets and some tank grip pads are the way to go.


cool!

But now im confused.

Raising the bike higher off the ground makes sense, but your knee will remain in the same location as before in reference to the tank...right? Since the entire body, including pegs, seat and tank are raised.
 
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