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Old 10-05-2004, 07:16 AM   #61
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god that was funny. (a$$hole)
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Old 10-05-2004, 08:55 AM   #62
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Default Re: Bikes for short people?

Similar situation for me. I'm 5'6" but with a short inseam which makes most of the "sport" bikes uncomfortable for me. I've ridden them, but just don't find them useful or comfortable for a daily ride.



Bikes I've owned: Honda Hawk GT, Harley-Davidson Sportster, BMW R1100R, Honda GB500, and now a Triumph Thunderbird.



All of these are comfortably low. The BMW was the tallest but had an adjustable seat that helped, but put the seat/pegs too close together for my taste. The Harley isn't as bad of an option as you might think. It was totally reliable and cheap to run, got good mileage and had a comfortable seating position. The newer models with the rubber-mounted engine might even be good for more than 200 miles at a time.



I agree with many others that Triumphs are worth a look. My 2001 T-Bird (standard model, not sport) has a low seat and a really comfortable "standard" seating position. It has a torquey 900cc triple and great quality. The new Bonneville is pretty tempting, but I couldn't find a used one at the time I was shopping for my T-Bird.



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Old 10-05-2004, 11:42 AM   #63
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Default Re: Bikes for short people? - Duc maintenance

It's 10K kilometers and 6K miles.



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Old 10-05-2004, 11:49 AM   #64
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The Breva is a great bike, but is a little lacking in the power department. As for the SV650, you might find the stock suspension components work just fine. Of course, there is better stuff on the aftermarket. It also seems Suzuki made too many of them. You can get the S model in the Atlanta area for under 5,500.



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Old 10-05-2004, 12:26 PM   #65
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Yes, red-rimmed and gaping.
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Old 10-05-2004, 12:49 PM   #66
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Default Re: Getting feet down is highly overrated...

Even Bubba put his foot down from time to time:



http://home.ama-cycle.org/forms/muse...page.asp?id=90



Check the picture near the top, right and one below.
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Old 10-05-2004, 05:36 PM   #67
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Yikes, that must be it. I hope his dealership figures that out because they are telling him it's 10,000 miles. There are really scary service departments in some of these dealerships.
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Old 10-05-2004, 06:18 PM   #68
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Or better yet, kick themself in the back of the noggin if they're going fast enough.
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Old 10-05-2004, 09:37 PM   #69
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I'm sorry, kinda new to the forum...

But, what are dog bones?
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Old 10-06-2004, 01:20 AM   #70
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I wrote an article about this-search for "From bikes to Trikes"-Jim Boles. It needs to be updated but has some information. The New Triumph Bonnevillle has a low seat height and is light. The Bmw F650SC is very light and low. As mentioned the r1100r Bmw have adjustable seats, and can go low. If you are careful just about any bike with a seat in the 32 and lower range can be lowered(to 28-29inches) with a combination of low profile tires, lower shocks,and cut down seat. Another concern is the weight of the bike and is it top heavy. If you are not fixed on a certain brand the Honda, ,BMW, yamaha etc. cruisers are low. The HD Sportster is low and the new rubber mounted engine is an improvement. The motoguzzi 1100's are low.
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