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Rogerborg
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PostPosted: 09:31 - 12 Jul 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sandledtub12 wrote:
On most.adventures I am seeing an average of 80 hip angle and 65 knee angle. Would you say this is comfortable enough for 1.5 hours riding daily?

I honestly don't know, I'm human sized (globally speaking).

The thing is, bikes are very personal things. The smallest change in bar position or even how far forwards or back you're sitting on the seat can radically change the way that a bike feels to ride.

So while Mike is still typing, I'll give you a spoiler: you're a long way from deciding on a bike. Get your training and tests done, then you'll have a basis for knowing what you like and don't like about the training bike.

After that, you're going to have to go and sit on a lot of bikes to find what works for you. As a very basic default, I'd suggest considering 'adventure' style bikes, then finding reasons to get something else.

If it turns out that you're most comfortable folded up origami style on a Fireblade, then that's the right bike for you.
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PostPosted: 11:18 - 12 Jul 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

The biggest trouble you'll have is test riding bikes. You can sit on loads and get a general feel, but often you have to spend at least half an hour riding to really see if it's going to cripple your legs or back. You may be able to do this at a dealers whilst paying a stupidly high excess (think 1500), if any of them let new riders test ride at all.

Of course you could just get one of the very common 600's like a Fazer, which isn't a tiny bike, they are a good commuter with fairly forgiving seating position. If you don't like it, punt it on. If you like it but it's too slow to lug you around, try a Fazer 1000, or Tiger or TDM etc. Selling those on should not result in a huge loss, unless you buy from a dealer in the first place.
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Rogerborg
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PostPosted: 11:26 - 12 Jul 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mmm, I'd suggest that you buy something as cheaply as possible as your first bike, with a view to changing it when you find something better. It's far easier to test ride bikes when you've already got one.
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PostPosted: 12:59 - 12 Jul 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

6'7 20 stone guy on a 125 learning will be quite a sight.

you're too big to ride imo haha Very Happy
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PostPosted: 13:50 - 12 Jul 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

AshWebster wrote:
6'7 20 stone guy on a 125 learning will be quite a sight.

you're too big to ride imo haha Very Happy


My mate is 6'5" ish, but more like 25 stone. Crappy Sky-Go 125, CG clone, before he got his Trike. Couldn't keep up on the faster parts, but he did we;ll enough elsewhere.

It's not an issue.
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PostPosted: 16:01 - 12 Jul 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

AshWebster wrote:


you're too big to ride imo haha Very Happy


Never say never. There was a 6ft 10in lad looking for advice on
biker.ie

He bought an SV650 and he found it comfortable!

http://www.biker.ie/forum/showthread.php?t=202337

My neighbour is around 6ft 6-7in. The old
Africa Twin is a perfect fit for him.
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PostPosted: 04:07 - 13 Jul 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm 6'3" and 16 stone of rippling muscle on the internet
and my lads about 6'6"
He rode a Yamaha majesty125 , Cg125 and MZ125 all over the place pretest and later rode one of my old CX500s and now has a street triple. Never heard him complain.

The point is, if you love riding you'll get on anything and ride it
and a 40 minute commute is little more than a shopping trip anyway.
Do the CBT and get a license first, then if you get the bike bug
worry about the ergocosmetical "does my bum look big on this?"
stuff later
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