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    Kris88
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    Rider height and sportbike type

    anyone 6' and over on a gsxr

    i found a 97 gsxr 750 for a good deal but i am 6'4. anyone else tall with experience on a bike like this

    Thanks

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    Mmm...beer Array Stewy's Avatar
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    I am 6'2" and I ride an '03 GSXR750, no problems fitting on it whatsoever.
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    Great fit.

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    Moderator Array TeeTee's Avatar
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    The worst that'll happen if you're tall on a bike is that your legs will find themselves riding up on the ridge of the tank around the hollows where your knees are supposed to fit. Some folks find this annoying and others don't mind it. The only other thing is that on some bikes the crouch combined with the seat to footpeg distance may make it so that you have trouble bending your leg up into the squat angle required to put your foot on the peg. Having a Holiday Meal Middle Bulge often makes pulling up your leg more difficult.
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    Registered User Array Ciebien's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kris88
    anyone 6' and over on a gsxr

    i found a 97 gsxr 750 for a good deal but i am 6'4. anyone else tall with experience on a bike like this

    Thanks

    i'm 6'5 and ride a cbr 600RR. i find suzuki bikes the gas tank hits your knees and hondas and kawi's are best for tall people... haven't tried a yamaha yet though. tried the 750 and i personally didn't find it comfortable. the higher CC doesn't mean its a larger bike... maybe at most an inch which you won't notice anyways

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    Registered User Array
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    6'4" and just sold a 97 gsxr 600. fit well. no probs. its better to be too tall than too short on a bike. you're way less likely to drop it and you will have less weight on your wrists. get a double bubble windscreen.

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    Registered User Array SpideRider's Avatar
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    Registered User Array blofly's Avatar
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    I'm 6,4 tried the GSXR 600, didn't feel right, too small, felt like a shriner in the May Day parade, find that Hondas fit well though, have a VFR800.

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    rain? whats that! Array REVELATIONS's Avatar
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    Also being 6-4......I found the seat-peg distances on a lot of "BIG" bikes, like the Haybus, are less than some of the smaller 600s...for example the Seat-Peg distance on my old VTR1000 was LESS than a F4i.....which made for some uncomfotable long jaunts. I do have a short torso, so everything above the waist fits fine.


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