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Old 10-04-2004, 04:19 PM   #51
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Wyncha' grab yer ankles and help 'im out, JB?
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Old 10-04-2004, 04:53 PM   #52
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Default Re: Bikes for short people?

The 1150 GS can be lowered by replacing the rear link with a shorter one.
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Old 10-04-2004, 06:03 PM   #53
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All the bikes these days are for "short people". How about some decent sportbikes for "big people"!
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Old 10-04-2004, 06:20 PM   #54
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Hey, Honda built the Rune for you! And now you want sportbikes......
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Old 10-04-2004, 06:30 PM   #55
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Amen, hopefully KTM is bringing the 990 supermoto in 05. When I test rode the 990 adventure I was grinning like a fool. Cant wait for the SM. Seems the only route to go now that most sport bikes are nearing pocket bike dimensions...
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Old 10-04-2004, 06:35 PM   #56
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27.2 seat height? Yeah thats for us tall guys.
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Old 10-04-2004, 07:01 PM   #57
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Default Re: Getting feet down is highly overrated...

Or whack your achilles tendon right into the footpeg with potentially very serious consequences.



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Old 10-04-2004, 07:07 PM   #58
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Default Re: Bikes for short people? - Duc maintenance

Oops, my bad. It's 6k on the ST3's.



At a Ducati forum I read (www.ducati.ms, excellent forum) there is a guy in Kansas City who swears up and down his dealer told him his ST3 didn't need its initial valve check/adjustment until 10k. He's the only one on the forum though. Concensus is 6k and that is what my dealer told me.
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Old 10-05-2004, 05:19 AM   #59
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Default Re: Getting feet down is highly overrated...

Yeah, then it's REALLY a ***** when you have to put that foot down to balance when you come to a stop.
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Old 10-05-2004, 05:48 AM   #60
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Default Re: Bikes for short people?

I sat on a Buell XB9/12SCG. It has a "special" low seat AND suspension. Probably the lowest "sporty" bike I've sat on, and it weighs 460 lbs. WITH fuel. It feels TINY.
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