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post #1 of 20 Old 05-19-2007, 10:12 PM Thread Starter
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Question Bike Height Question

My SO and I have exactly the same Wees-same year, same 1.5" lowering link, same Sargent seat, same settings on the shocks, same tires (even the same colour ). But for some reason my bike is still taller than his.
I can stand flat footed on his bike but my heels are off the ground on mine.

Is there something else that would be responsible for the different heights of our bikes? What are we missing?

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Can you just switch bikes?

If not, where it the difference? Can you put them side by side and see where the difference in height is? Could it be a pre-load setting? If you switch seats does that help?

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My SO and I have exactly the same Wees-same year, same 1.5" lowering link, same Sargent seat, same settings on the shocks, same tires (even the same colour ). But for some reason my bike is still taller than his.
I can stand flat footed on his bike but my heels are off the ground on mine.

Is there something else that would be responsible for the different heights of our bikes? What are we missing?

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Can you just switch bikes?
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:mrgreen: I've thought of that! But ya know.....my bike is my bike and his is his. Plus we have some other different farkles on our bikes, like panniers and windscreens.

We have the same pre-load settings and the same seats.

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If he has panniers (heavy ones) that will cause a bit more sag. Any other heavier options. Horrid question, but if you have the same preload, but different weights I'd assume that will alter the height?

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If he has panniers (heavy ones) that will cause a bit more sag. Any other heavier options. Horrid question, but if you have the same preload, but different weights I'd assume that will alter the height?

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His panniers are HappyTrails. The boxes and the rack together probably only weigh about 30 lbs. I don't think that would be enough weight on the shocks to make an inch difference in height.....or would it?

And I think you are alluding to our different body weights? While it's true I weigh 60 lbs less than he, when I sit on his bike I'm flat footed, when I sit on my bike my heels are off the ground. His body weight doesn't enter into this equation at all.

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His panniers are HappyTrails. The boxes and the rack together probably only weigh about 30 lbs. I don't think that would be enough weight on the shocks to make an inch difference in height.....or would it?

And I think you are alluding to our different body weights? While it's true I weigh 60 lbs less than he, when I sit on his bike I'm flat footed, when I sit on my bike my heels are off the ground. His body weight doesn't enter into this equation at all.
Yep sorry, if I was unclear. I just reread your first post, and understand now that its when you switch back and forth. I don't know if 30lbs would make a difference, but I'd guess not.

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Yep sorry, if I was unclear. I just reread your first post, and understand now that its when you switch back and forth. I don't know if 30lbs would make a difference, but I'd guess not.
Well thanks for puzzling over this anyway.

I'm going to bed. Maybe the answer will come to me in my sleep. :rolleyes:

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Footloose, you surely have a puzzle. I assume the forks are at the same height on both bikes too. The only thing that might be causing the difference is the rubber blocks under the seat. Assuming both seats are the same, maybe your seat has taller blocks under it. I seem to remember some one here once mentioning different height blocks. Do you have OEM seats or after market seats ?? Might be a production line change that would go unnoticed if you didn't have two bikes and two seats for comparison. Maybe all you have to do is swap seats. Good luck.

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Footloose, you surely have a puzzle. I assume the forks are at the same height on both bikes too. The only thing that might be causing the difference is the rubber blocks under the seat. Assuming both seats are the same, maybe your seat has taller blocks under it. I seem to remember some one here once mentioning different height blocks. Do you have OEM seats or after market seats ?? Might be a production line change that would go unnoticed if you didn't have two bikes and two seats for comparison. Maybe all you have to do is swap seats. Good luck.
The forks are at exactly the same height-measured with a tape measure. The seats are Sargent heated seats. He has had his since last fall, I just installed mine last week. We thought of the fact that his seat may be "squished" down from use but really it's barely been ridden on since he got it at the end of the season and we haven't ridden too much yet this year. We will check the blocks though out of curiousity and swap seats for a ride too.

I thought of another farkle he has that I don't have yet that could add some weight to the bike-a oil filter guard plate. So now we're up to about 40 extra lbs in farkle weight between paniers, rack and bash plate.

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Get out the tape measure. Compare heights and clearances at many points to find where the differences are.

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