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Offline hamman69

Re: Bmw Gs1200 adventure and short legs
« Reply #20 on: June 10, 2016, 04:17:17 pm »
 :spitcoffee:  I have never in my life hoped that I have long legs and a short torso like now :patch:
 

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Re: Bmw Gs1200 adventure and short legs
« Reply #21 on: June 10, 2016, 04:19:52 pm »
Thank you Jughead. Gravel road highest setting, tar road lowest setting.
 

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« Reply #22 on: June 10, 2016, 04:46:39 pm »
I'm 1.77m, and cope fine with the GSA. Even on highest off-road setting. Maybe it's just because I got fat. Haha. 92kg brings the bike down a notch.

Seriously, though. Your weight is something most guys forget about when comparing who copes with tall bikes. If you weigh 60kg, drop the preload. If you weigh 100kg and drop the preload, you're more likely to bend expensive bits.

Also, if you're under 1.75m and weigh 100, you probably belong on a Harley anyway.

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Re: Bmw Gs1200 adventure and short legs
« Reply #23 on: June 14, 2016, 02:05:21 pm »
Quote from: jOHNsnr. ink=topic=194006.msg3589786#msg3589786 date=1465312411
For the Short legs; When having to stop Make sure you engage 1St Gear (keep clutch in if you prefer) move your left bum over to the left so it comes off the saddle and you have lots of extra reach.Pull off and move bum back problem solved (Practise makes it easier!!) Believe me it works.Let me/us know if it sorted your problem.
haha this works for me. i'm 1.71 (short shit) ;D. normally ride a f650 dakar which is actually slightly taller then the gsa, but just has a narrower seat. lately i have been needing to ride my dads 1200GSA as i need to repair the clutch cable on the dakkie. have no real issues riding it. it will just take some getting used to the technique. but once you do its pretty easy.
 

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Re: Bmw Gs1200 adventure and short legs
« Reply #24 on: June 14, 2016, 09:58:50 pm »
Short legs on the GSA aint problem.

When it becomes a problem, when you do a slow ride and some places you need your feet to walk with the bike.

Then there is only one way, DOWN  :imaposer:
 

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Re: Bmw Gs1200 adventure and short legs
« Reply #25 on: June 14, 2016, 10:47:38 pm »
En as jy daai voet uitsit en daar is nie grond nie en jy begin val en daar is nie keer nie. Nie lekker nie 😁😫
 

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Re: Bmw Gs1200 adventure and short legs
« Reply #26 on: June 14, 2016, 11:06:24 pm »
My GSA had less than 2000km on the clock here  :'(



 

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Re: Bmw Gs1200 adventure and short legs
« Reply #27 on: June 15, 2016, 06:32:57 am »
The Twat Suit looks brand new too. And also too big for you.  ;D

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« Reply #28 on: June 15, 2016, 06:38:59 am »
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Re: Bmw Gs1200 adventure and short legs
« Reply #29 on: June 15, 2016, 09:15:43 am »
The Twat Suit looks brand new too. And also too big for you.  ;D

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Re: Bmw Gs1200 adventure and short legs
« Reply #30 on: June 17, 2016, 07:04:34 pm »
Is the seat in the lowered position front and rear?

Hi Jughead how do lower the seat? I have turned the pre load to its minimum.
 

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Re: Bmw Gs1200 adventure and short legs
« Reply #31 on: June 17, 2016, 07:44:28 pm »
Is the seat in the lowered position front and rear?

Hi Jughead how do lower the seat? I have turned the pre load to its minimum.

Take the rider seat off, turn it upside down, you will see the steel rod that can be set. Will have one in front of the seat and also rear of the seat.
 

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Re: Bmw Gs1200 adventure and short legs
« Reply #32 on: June 17, 2016, 07:51:38 pm »
Is the seat in the lowered position front and rear?

Hi Jughead how do lower the seat? I have turned the pre load to its minimum.

Take the rider seat off, turn it upside down, you will see the steel rod that can be set. Will have one in front of the seat and also rear of the seat.

The above is only true for the pre-LC models.  For the LC models, ask Manic.  He will know. 

Oh wait!  You are Manic!   :imaposer:
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« Reply #33 on: June 18, 2016, 04:51:49 pm »
Thank you Manic. My feet just touch the ground. :ricky:
 

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Re: Bmw Gs1200 adventure and short legs
« Reply #34 on: June 18, 2016, 07:01:20 pm »
If you can lift up your bike on your own you should be fine, not really a matter of a few missing cm.
I did meet tall okes on GSAs and they could not ride off the tar properly because they've been too shit scared the beast might fall over.

It's more of a confidence thing than pure height.
At 1.74 you are not even short. What are you worried about?  ;D
 

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« Reply #35 on: June 18, 2016, 07:04:55 pm »
Thank you Manic. My feet just touch the ground. :ricky:

Then you are fine, as long as they reach the footpegs too.
 

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Re: Bmw Gs1200 adventure and short legs
« Reply #36 on: June 19, 2016, 09:30:46 am »
Thank you Manic. My feet just touch the ground. :ricky:

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