Clark Tank and SDG - Ok for taller riders?
Posted November 07, 2001 - 09:20 AM
Posted November 07, 2001 - 09:34 AM
Posted November 07, 2001 - 09:35 AM
Posted November 07, 2001 - 11:37 AM
I will buy the seat/tank combo from SDG and Clark seperately, but in the near future I'm sure Clark will offer the "tank/tall seat" package.
If anyone is interested I will post the results of my purchase.
Posted November 08, 2001 - 04:51 AM
Just curious, any problems with the radiator shrouds fitting up properly? Im not sure how the Clark tank compares to the stock in geometry.
By the way, how high did you build up the seat? Most taller riders I have talked to like a taller seat foam because they say it makes a smoother sit to stand transition. Either way, I'm glad to hear you liked the Clark/SDG combo.
Thanks for the input, these things aren't cheap and I appreciate all the advice I can get.
Posted November 08, 2001 - 12:47 PM
I made my stock seat so it was almost dead flat from the tank to the rear guard. I had alot of trouble finding foam that was hard enough to not make the thing into an armchair. The volume of foam is just too great no matter how hard the stuff is you use to build it up with. I think if you were to build the seat up you would need to pull all of the foam out and build up the base with something solid. Then put foam on top of it. In the end I found the Clarke/SDG far superior. I like the narrow feel and you can still get further foward. I like the seat to be hard as well.
As for standing to seated with the home made job, it was ok, but I was always on tip-toes (even at 6'4 tall) when stopped and it was very awkward when you stopped halfway up or across a hill.
Posted November 09, 2001 - 12:42 AM
what seat height are we talking about here ? I have no idea if I have low or high. All I know is that I have an aftermarket setup from One Industries and it seems low to me as my legs are really crunched. I am 6.3 with a 34" inseam.
Can some 'tall' people with 'tall foam' post their seat heights from the horizontal of their PEGS to the lowest point on the seat, their own height, and inseam length for reference ?
Posted November 10, 2001 - 09:51 PM