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post #11 of 25 Old 11-03-2012, 10:21 AM
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Noticed there were a bunch of Oregonians in this thread. I have nothing to add.
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post #12 of 25 Old 11-03-2012, 11:46 AM
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I'm 6'3" and have the tall gel seat, and the 1" peg extenders. This has been a huge improvement for comfort, but I would like to have an additional 1/2" or so between the seat and pegs if I could.

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post #13 of 25 Old 11-03-2012, 03:33 PM
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Custom tall saddle and SWM foot pegs in lower mounting position.
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post #14 of 25 Old 11-03-2012, 05:38 PM
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35" inseam and I may be in the minority but legroom seems fine. It's more relaxed than a lot of sportbikes I've had so it may be just a matter of what you're accustomed to.

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post #15 of 25 Old 11-03-2012, 08:56 PM
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6'6", 38" inseam, RR peg lowering kit, tall seat made the biggest difference-to me- and a set of Tusk risers to get the bars up 1" to go with the seat. MRA Xscreen windshield helped some, but waiting on another National Cycle V-Stream like I had on my Vee, all done pretty cheap, all worked really well for a tall rider, Cheers--BB

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post #16 of 25 Old 11-05-2012, 02:30 PM
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39" inseam. Rickland Rick peg lowering kit. Custom tall seat (level all across). Happy trails highway pegs. 1" raising links. Got the tusk risers too with an MSR bar, couldn't stand the pullback on the stock bar.

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post #17 of 25 Old 11-06-2012, 12:03 AM
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39" inseam. Rickland Rick peg lowering kit. Custom tall seat (level all across). Happy trails highway pegs. 1" raising links. Got the tusk risers too with an MSR bar, couldn't stand the pullback on the stock bar.
Well, only 6' 3" tall (and not from Oregon), but I too have installed a custom seat like this guy, tall and level all across. (I can flat foot with both feet still). Stock peg location. Much better than with the stock seat, my hips are happier. My knees still cry out in pain now and then, but I don't know if even more reach would make any difference. I may get the RR peg lowering kit as well sometime. Sitting up so high (with the custom seat) I ended up too high for the stock screen. VStream and Madstad helped there. And a higher bar helped overall comfort as well. It's all been money well spent. I knew even before buying the bike or discovering this site that I'd need to do something.

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post #18 of 25 Old 11-06-2012, 12:28 AM
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I am 6'-8" on a wee but after riding 40+ years I'm just used to it.
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post #19 of 25 Old 11-06-2012, 06:45 AM
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I too had the same problem but it's an easy fix with around $300 aus

1st I bought a pair of lowering plates from RR
( and can I just say I've bought other items from them,the parts fit perfect and with fast delivery to western Oz I would recommend them to everybody. Plus the communication from them is fantastic)

2nd I bought a set of lower pegs from sw-motech.
( superb quality)

3rd I had the seat padding altered in my seat
The guy that did it removed the original cover and foam and fitted the extra padding under the original padding, this was a stroke of genius as it kept the original shape on top, luckily the men or women at Suzuki left enough seat cover to spare for the original cover to be refitted and not replaced by an after market one.

I would have also fitted bar backs but my model is an ABS and the brake lines need to be replaced in order to fit them.

If you want pics I can send you some or try n post them on here.
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post #20 of 25 Old 11-06-2012, 09:02 AM
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Hi folks
had a chance to ride today
first longer ride since I bought the wee. fun bike.
I have to ask tho how do you taller riders deal with the short peg distance
as in leg room.
I felt a little cramped for leg room after 30 minutes or so.

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I have the 2011 Wee and I got the DL1000 seat which sits you up and extra inch and you can get Richland Rick's peg lowering kit which gives another inch (which I am thinking of getting being I am 6"5').

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