shorter rider question
Posted November 06, 2005 - 06:37 PM
What is the best way to reduce the distance between the seat and the footpegs? Are there footpegs out there that provide maybe a 1/2 inch rise? Who makes them?
Posted November 06, 2005 - 09:16 PM
Posted November 06, 2005 - 10:12 PM
If he can't reach the footpegs, he must have a hell of a time reaching the ground!!
LMFAO!!! Thats what I was thinking too!!! Must be a midget
Posted November 06, 2005 - 10:17 PM
Posted November 06, 2005 - 11:00 PM
Posted November 07, 2005 - 09:51 AM
Posted November 07, 2005 - 10:29 PM
I'm 6 feet tall, and I feel cramped on my bike occasionally, so I ordered those Fastway footpegs and installed them in the lowboy position, failing to recognize that my feeling cramped had nothing to do with footpeg height, as I have a very short inseam for my height. I did about 70 miles of high-speed riding in the desert with those pegs and I could not believe how much just dropping my pegs 1/2 inch (the also move the pegs about 1/3 inch rearward)affected my riding. I was forced to straighten my legs more than I had previously to avoid being bucked, and I hit my feet on several obstructions like rocks and ruts. I was squirrely all day long, and I never could get control the motorcyle. I felt like I was riding a totally different bike. I nearly killed my self going through several whoop sections. I have since raised the pegs back to the normal position, and the bike handles great. I can only imagine what it is like to try and control a stock WR with a much shorter inseam. Then again, you would only notice that kind of thing at really high speeds going over really bumpy terrain, however. I see my friend getting squirrely all the time and I bet if he could raise his pegs or lower the seat a little, no more than 1/2 inch, the difference would be huge.
Posted November 07, 2005 - 11:40 PM
I have not tried this so I cannot swear it. I do wonder about what effect this would have on other attachments (pipe).
Anyway best of luck,
Posted November 08, 2005 - 04:27 AM
Posted November 08, 2005 - 05:49 AM
Posted November 08, 2005 - 12:29 PM