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Offline Big E

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Big and Tall
« on: October 31, 2019, 05:20:31 am »
Im 6.5 and love it, but I have some minor challenges to overcome.

Therefore I want to share some info that might help other tall dogs as well as getting some info.

First is shoes, finding shoes my size is Mission Impossible, never mind biker boots.....any specific place where I can look for boots?

Secondly, here is some info that might help. I struggled to find a helmet but eventually managed to get hold of a Arai XXL and it fits well.

Thirdly, wind noise and buffeting is a big issue, so I bought a screen extension on Banggood and it works well, except for the fact that it needed to be just 2cm taller as the wind now just just hits the top of my helmet. Where can I buy a bigger screen for a GS 1200?

Lastly, Ive also ordered some handle  bar raisers and will keep you posted.

Any other advice from the big dogs?

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Re: Big and Tall
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2019, 05:32:55 am »
I've  found that it is sometimes better going with shorter screen and get a direct hit of clean air rather that have the buffeting effect. Bar risers does help but I think the ultimate will be to add lowered pegs.
 

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Re: Big and Tall
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2019, 06:14:40 am »
tape a few pieces of wool to the screen. Take the bike for a ride and see what the wind flow does at different speeds. "old glider tip".
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Re: Big and Tall
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2019, 06:41:40 am »
I've  found that it is sometimes better going with shorter screen and get a direct hit of clean air.

I agree.  :thumleft:
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Re: Big and Tall
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2019, 06:51:04 am »
I've  found that it is sometimes better going with shorter screen and get a direct hit of clean air.

I agree.  :thumleft:

Clean air is good !

Otherwise, a far more costly option is to fit an Adventure screen to that GS as I did when I bought mine.
Fit that screen extension to the adventure screen.
I am 1,75m and ride comfortably behind the taller Adventure screen.
I also found that using a headlight protector disturbed the air flow under the bottom edge of the screen, causing greater turbulence.
If you are using one, try taking it off.
On my Vespa, I raised the screen to allow more air to enter between headlamp and screen.
This substantially reduced buffeting over the top due to reduce air pressure gradients.
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Re: Big and Tall
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2019, 07:18:13 am »
tape a few pieces of wool to the screen. Take the bike for a ride and see what the wind flow does at different speeds. "old glider tip".

Now that is a good idea
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Re: Big and Tall
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2019, 07:20:01 am »
This is the handlebar risers I bought
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Re: Big and Tall
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2019, 08:04:12 am »
lowered foot-pegs (30mm lower) can help IN ADDITION to your h/bar/raisers, since they reduce excessive knee-bend for tall people with long legs, etc.
In fact they can help, by enabling fitting more modest-height raisers on, since the combination of raisers and lowered pegs often achieves the desired effect.

they also make it EASIER to stand up, if you going to cross a sloot, etc.
and if/when standing (this is a BMW after all  ;) ), then the lower foot pegs for TALL people help with their position.


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Re: Big and Tall
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2019, 08:30:32 am »
zebra, 30mm lower pegs, 30cm might be a bit much.  Hehe.


I can attest to the following.

1. Rox Risers, they take the bars up and away from you, more room, the risers you have will bring the bars closer to you.
2. GSA screen with the wind deflector
3. Lower pegs
4. If you are still uncomfortable get Pro-taper bars, had them on my previous GS and loved them for riding offroad.


When I had my 990 I fitted a shorter screen so my helmet was full in the wind and it makes riding without buffeting better but more noise and crosswinds are a pain in the neck literally.

On my current GSA I only have the wind deflector on the GSA screen and it works well.

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Re: Big and Tall
« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2019, 08:36:00 am »


Quote from: Takashi on Today at 08:30:32 am>zebra, 30mm lower pegs, 30cm might be a bit much.  Hehe.

duly corrected  :thumleft: ;D





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Re: Big and Tall
« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2019, 08:43:33 am »
I've  found that it is sometimes better going with shorter screen and get a direct hit of clean air.

I agree.  :thumleft:

Clean air is good !

Otherwise, a far more costly option is to fit an Adventure screen to that GS as I did when I bought mine.
Fit that screen extension to the adventure screen.
I am 1,75m and ride comfortably behind the taller Adventure screen.
I also found that using a headlight protector disturbed the air flow under the bottom edge of the screen, causing greater turbulence.
If you are using one, try taking it off.
On my Vespa, I raised the screen to allow more air to enter between headlamp and screen.
This substantially reduced buffeting over the top due to reduce air pressure gradients.

I'm 6'1" or about 191 cm tall, Low screen is the best, both on my GS 1200 GSA AC and on my 1250 GSA, no screen extensions
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Re: Big and Tall
« Reply #11 on: October 31, 2019, 09:14:17 am »
contact wareagle for the side wind defelector winglet thingamagics
they have tall windscreen as well but the adventure screen looks better, adv screen needs additional bracing though, try ACME for that
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Re: Big and Tall
« Reply #12 on: October 31, 2019, 02:05:59 pm »
There is a crack in everything
that is how the light gets in
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Re: Big and Tall
« Reply #13 on: October 31, 2019, 02:27:19 pm »
Not much help but must add my Triumph Explorer has an electronically adjustable screen and works  brilliantly 200km/h open visor and wear specs  :ricky:
Can't understand why BMW hasn't fitted to their bikes.Maybe time to upgrade to Explorer  :pot: Oh by the way i'm 1.82m
 

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Re: Big and Tall
« Reply #14 on: October 31, 2019, 02:36:45 pm »
There is a crack in everything
that is how the light gets in
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Re: Big and Tall
« Reply #15 on: October 31, 2019, 03:40:41 pm »
What about taller seat (in case not yet mentioned)

5cm extra did wonders for me.


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Re: Big and Tall
« Reply #16 on: October 31, 2019, 04:23:01 pm »
Not much help but must add my Triumph Explorer has an electronically adjustable screen and works  brilliantly 200km/h open visor and wear specs  :ricky:
Can't understand why BMW hasn't fitted to their bikes.Maybe time to upgrade to Explorer  :pot: Oh by the way i'm 1.82m

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Re: Big and Tall
« Reply #17 on: October 31, 2019, 04:59:49 pm »


What do you mean ? My RT has an electric window.
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Re: Big and Tall
« Reply #18 on: November 06, 2019, 10:38:50 am »
......so where is the best place to buy an adventure screen with brazing from?
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