Resend my activation email : Register : Log in 
BCF: Bike Chat Forums


Advice for the Short and/or Feeble

Reply to topic
Bike Chat Forums Index -> New Bikers Goto page Previous  1, 2
View previous topic : View next topic  
Author Message

BakesBeans
Spanner Monkey



Joined: 14 Aug 2012
Karma :

PostPosted: 19:52 - 27 Aug 2013    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm going to be selling my M Star boots (UK size 9), I have only used them on a few outings. Anyone want to buy?
____________________
Current: Kawasaki ZX636
Previous Bike: Honda CBR600F ABS, Yamaha XJ6 F Diversion ABS, Honda VFR400 NC30
 Back to top
View user's profile Send private message You must be logged in to rate posts

Monkeyjoe
Renault 5 Driver



Joined: 28 Nov 2013
Karma :

PostPosted: 22:34 - 20 Feb 2014    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rogerborg wrote:
BakesBeans wrote:
I would need to adjust the gear lever (which I don't want to do).

Tell me about it. I bought a new car and the seat was totally too from the wheel. Reach under it and find a lever? I don't have time for that bullshit, I've just had to stuff cushions and all sorts behind my back. Mad


Lol Laughing funny... Though I wouldn't know how to adjust the gear lever either

Very nice thread though... Another reason I got the Bonnie, I can flat foot fairly easily, I'll try the bum shifting technique also... I parked at the side of the road on a lesson riding a CBF600 without realizing it had a massive camber, very nearly dropped it, lesson learned!
 Back to top
View user's profile Send private message You must be logged in to rate posts

Wednesday Biker
Spanner Monkey



Joined: 11 Sep 2014
Karma :

PostPosted: 13:32 - 11 Sep 2014    Post subject: Reply with quote

My bike trousers cost me about 2 inches.
Can sit almost flat footed on my bike in jeans but when i have them on I'm like Ronnie Corbett
 Back to top
View user's profile Send private message You must be logged in to rate posts

Ozzy92
L Plate Warrior



Joined: 23 Sep 2014
Karma :

PostPosted: 09:33 - 24 Sep 2014    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a similar problem when I initially went to look at my first bike. With jeans on I found it a bit uncomfortable with actually getting to the floor.
Luckily the guy in the shop allowed me to try on some proper trousers and this gave me enough to be comfortable on the bike.
Therefore having the right gear for you could also help!
 Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail You must be logged in to rate posts

Twofish
Nova Slayer



Joined: 17 Feb 2015
Karma :

PostPosted: 17:03 - 11 Mar 2015    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just another vote to look out for the seat height AND width.

I've just been through the whole looking for a new bike process and found it's best to sit on every single bike you're considering, and some that you're not. You might be surprised.

I had a CBR600F which I had to have lowered to a seat height of 77.5cm to have my feet comfortably on the floor (not flat though), because the seat and the bike are wide. The 2014 VFR is a push at the low 78.5cm seat height but just about possible.

So recently I found that I could happily touch the ground enough on a Fazer 8 with a standard seat height of 81.5cm - narrow bike, nothing sticking out in the wrong places.

(I also found I could do the same with a K1300S...but that's a bike for another year Laughing )

Ended up buying a F800GT with the standard seat height of 80cm which is also just about fine, but might get the low 78.5cm seat so I can put a gel pad on top for long journeys Wink

So if you've got short legs don't just dismiss a bike because it's taller than 80cm, it could be narrow too. Go see them all in the flesh.

I forgot about weight - OK so there's not that much different between the CBR600F and the F800GT, but the GT is so much easier to wheel around from the ground. Again, you have to go and check them all out. Visiting lots of bike showrooms is a tiresome process Wink
 Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail You must be logged in to rate posts

Bucky_Otter
L Plate Warrior



Joined: 19 Jun 2015
Karma :

PostPosted: 15:35 - 27 Aug 2015    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've just graduated from a CBR125R to Yamaha FZ8. At the moment I can only get one tip toe on the floor without leaning the bike (I have 25" inside leg) but we're lowering it by 30mm on Saturday so we'll see how that goes.

Hopefully I'll be able to fill the tank over 1/2 way when it's all done! Cool
 Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail You must be logged in to rate posts

Rogerborg
nimbA



Joined: 26 Oct 2010
Karma :

PostPosted: 19:28 - 27 Aug 2015    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bucky_Otter wrote:
I have 25" inside leg

???

http://www.frenzycreative.co.uk/images/oliver-otter.jpg
____________________
Biking is 1/20th as dangerous as horse riding.
GONE: HN125-8, LF-250B, GPz 305, GPZ 500S, Burgman 400 // RIDING: F650GS (800 twin), Royal Enfield Bullet Electra 500 AVL, Ninja 250R because racebike
 Back to top
View user's profile Send private message You must be logged in to rate posts

Bucky_Otter
L Plate Warrior



Joined: 19 Jun 2015
Karma :

PostPosted: 19:32 - 27 Aug 2015    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where the hell did you find that pic of me?!
 Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail You must be logged in to rate posts

Bucky_Otter
L Plate Warrior



Joined: 19 Jun 2015
Karma :

PostPosted: 08:51 - 02 Sep 2015    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bucky_Otter wrote:
I've just graduated from a CBR125R to Yamaha FZ8. At the moment I can only get one tip toe on the floor without leaning the bike (I have 25" inside leg) but we're lowering it by 30mm on Saturday so we'll see how that goes.

Hopefully I'll be able to fill the tank over 1/2 way when it's all done! Cool


Lowering the FZ8 was a success. We used a kit from Lust Racing which has worked a treat, and not damaged the handling from what I can tell.

It's amazing how much difference 30mm can make!
 Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail You must be logged in to rate posts

petalbriefs
Traffic Copper



Joined: 22 May 2014
Karma :

PostPosted: 15:42 - 16 Sep 2015    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did the same to my R6 with a lust racing link!
Makes loads of difference Thumbs Up
____________________
Proud owner of an R6 Smile + ZXR400
Honda CBR 125 R - Stolen
 Back to top
View user's profile Send private message You must be logged in to rate posts

Bucky_Otter
L Plate Warrior



Joined: 19 Jun 2015
Karma :

PostPosted: 07:37 - 17 Sep 2015    Post subject: Reply with quote

petalbriefs wrote:
Did the same to my R6 with a lust racing link!
Makes loads of difference Thumbs Up


Agreed, I loved the FZ8 from the moment I started the test ride, but it's quite a big bike for a guy like me so I was never confident before we fitted the kit.

It's definitely improved the way I ride (stopping, slow speed etc) and I think it goes to show size and weight aren't really an issue as long as you can get at least 2 tip toes down Wink
 Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail You must be logged in to rate posts

petalbriefs
Traffic Copper



Joined: 22 May 2014
Karma :

PostPosted: 09:48 - 17 Sep 2015    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know what you mean. The R6 seat height is 810mm standard, which is probably one of the smaller sports bikes but at 5"0, it was still tall for me.

Lowering made it easier to get my foot down but the confidence I have gained riding it for the last 7 months, makes it far easier, I now naturally shift over and feel much happier on it Mr. Green Thumbs Up
____________________
Proud owner of an R6 Smile + ZXR400
Honda CBR 125 R - Stolen
 Back to top
View user's profile Send private message You must be logged in to rate posts

Fiona84
Renault 5 Driver



Joined: 01 Feb 2016
Karma :

PostPosted: 05:25 - 02 May 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

petalbriefs wrote:
I know what you mean. The R6 seat height is 810mm standard, which is probably one of the smaller sports bikes but at 5"0, it was still tall for me.

Lowering made it easier to get my foot down but the confidence I have gained riding it for the last 7 months, makes it far easier, I now naturally shift over and feel much happier on it Mr. Green Thumbs Up


I was dubious when I sat on my bike last week, I can only get both tiptoes down without leaning, and the bike is double my weight.
But I'm fine riding it, I found it easy to set off and quickly get both feet on, it feels very stable.
I will take a closer look at the picking up your bike link, cos if I drop it I'm buggered, and I don't want to have to rely on other people taking pity on me Laughing
 Back to top
View user's profile Send private message You must be logged in to rate posts

B12ETT
L Plate Warrior



Joined: 17 May 2016
Karma :

PostPosted: 20:51 - 17 May 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi guys,
ive just recently passed my mod 2 .im thinking on getting an adventure bike ,triumph tiger 800 xc and im around 5,6" any of you have this bike and do you think is sutable. i will be going to try for size but was just wondering cheers
____________________
B12ETT🚵🚵🚵🚵🚓
 Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail You must be logged in to rate posts
Display posts from previous:   

Post new topic   Reply to topic    Bike Chat Forums Index -> New Bikers All times are GMT
Goto page Previous  1, 2
Page 2 of 2

 
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You cannot download files in this forum

Read the Terms of Use! - Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group
 

Debug Mode: ON - Server: discovery (www) - Page Generation Time: 1.46 Sec - Server Load: 0.36 - MySQL Queries: 16 - CDN Objects: 44 - Page Size: 85.85 Kb