whos the tallest wr rider?
Posted January 15, 2002 - 09:21 AM
How tall are you and what triple top clamp/handlebar are you using ?
Posted January 15, 2002 - 09:28 AM
I use the 1 1/2" bar risers from Thumper racing. It helps by leaps and bounds and my cables are all stretched as far as they will go but I still could use taller.
Posted January 15, 2002 - 09:35 AM
Posted January 15, 2002 - 10:05 PM
I run the protaper clamp with an RC fatbar.
I also have a thumper racing tall foam on the yz seat and lowered pegs.
Still can't stand up easy but its better.
If I make it any taller it will get hard to negotiate some of the norcal trail junk.
Posted January 15, 2002 - 10:14 PM
Posted January 15, 2002 - 11:07 AM
I would love to know the perfect (for me) combo of triple clamps, bars, seat foam... The problem I am having in getting that right is that I want to mount the Ohlins/Scott Steering damper, so that limits my choice of top triple clamp. As for bars, Protaper Pastrama Seems to be about the tallest and flattest I can get... Something like Guts Tall seat foam is also high on the list of things to get...
That is why I appreciate this Board so much - the experience others share of these products... Living in Australia, we certainly don't have all these whiz-bang products you guys in the US have easy access to... and to have them posted over as a one off order is the only way... That can be expensive, so it is nice to know that something actually works before placing the order.
If some of these products have got distributors in Australia, then they always feel like marking the products up too much anyway...
Living in a smaller town doesn't help - none of the bike shops carry a hug range of stuff, so often I do my own research here and then order it myself...
Posted January 15, 2002 - 11:18 AM
'99 WR with Applied Racing TC, Thumper 1.5" risers, ProTaper Desert Hi bars AND a Scotts steering stabilizer. The Scotts is mounted using their 'universal mount' and the stabilizer is mounted 'backwards'. I had to drill/tap two holes in the TC to install the universal mount - no problem. The Thumper risers were the single best improvement I made - I can actually stand w/o my lower back screaming.
SFO - I know what you mean about going taller.... I'm always a bit jealous watching those short guys cruise under the downed trees & low hanging branches.
I'm only 6'4" so I guess I'm one of the short guys in this discussion.
Posted January 15, 2002 - 01:35 PM
Posted January 15, 2002 - 02:01 PM
I wonder who is the shortest rider...
Posted January 15, 2002 - 03:34 PM
Posted January 15, 2002 - 05:19 PM
Anybody ride street bikes? What models? I have a 1995 Honda CB1000 "The Big One" that fits tall frames like ours.
Posted January 15, 2002 - 05:40 PM
Posted January 15, 2002 - 10:08 PM
Posted January 15, 2002 - 11:02 PM
NVR FINISH : I'd really like to see a couple photos of the thumper risers and stabiliser mounting.
SFO : Whats the skinny on lowered pegs ? An inch or so lower pegs would be awesome !! Photos...how to ?
Posted January 16, 2002 - 05:46 AM
If you remove the bung that locates the return spring on the peg and weld it back onto the top of the peg you offset the pegs lower.
I just machinbged up new bungs to keep everything tidy and tig'd them onto the top of the peg.
Does that make sense?
Posted January 16, 2002 - 06:23 AM
Posted January 16, 2002 - 08:51 AM
Originally posted by Dan Lorenze:
Im 5'8 165. No I don't drive a Trans-Am to compensate.
How 'bout a big ol' lifted 4wd? You do live in TO - it's a requirement isn't it?
SFO - So where do I send my extra set of footpegs to have new bosses machined/welded I've already cut the barrel but don't have access to a welder. Seriously, I am kidding.
Missle - I'll try and take some new pics & email them to you. Might take a couple of days since my USB reader is giving me trouble.
Posted January 16, 2002 - 11:34 AM
P.S. And yes I do have a lifted four wheeler .
SFO, how was the Baja trip?
[ January 16, 2002: Message edited by: Mike in Silicon valley ]
Posted January 16, 2002 - 12:02 PM
You're underheight for your weight! thats all!