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dropped the bike and it's too tall for me to flat foot 16 14.68%
dropped the bike and can barely flat foot it 5 4.59%
dropped the bike and can flat foot it easily 16 14.68%
never dropped the bike and it's too tall for me to flat foot 20 18.35%
never dropped the bike and can barely flat foot it 15 13.76%
never dropped the bike and can flat foot it easily 37 33.94%
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post #1 of 16 Old 08-23-2007, 01:21 PM Thread Starter
 
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Poll--height vs dropping bike

I was looking at the poll on dropping the bike, and that got me to wondering about a related question.
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post #2 of 16 Old 08-23-2007, 01:32 PM
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I assume that, like the other post, this means all bikes, not just the Strom.

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I can't vote on this pole as I have dropped bikes that are too tall for me, and bikes that I can easily flat foot.
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My second bike and thankfully both bikes the height isnt an issue.
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post #5 of 16 Old 08-23-2007, 04:09 PM
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At 6'4" there are precious few bikes I can not flat foot.

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post #6 of 16 Old 08-23-2007, 04:43 PM
 
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At 6'4" there are precious few bikes I can not flat foot.
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at a long-legged 6'4", i can flat-foot my wee with a bend in my knees .

the only time i've ever dropped a bike (not the wee) was when i tried to take off with the disc lock still on the front rotor . . . . :mad: . that was a GS500E.

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I can flat foot my wee, but I dropped it in the garage while standing next to it so I don't know if that really counts

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I have a noob question. When you say "flat-foot" does that mean both feet planted on the ground?

I can't do that but can with one foot.

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At 6'4" there are precious few bikes I can not flat foot.
LOL I am 6'0 but my inseam is 34 so I can relate. I don't know of a bike I cant flat foot.

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post #10 of 16 Old 08-23-2007, 11:53 PM
 
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I'm 6'3 and can pretty easily flat-foot the bike with both feet. HOWEVER, when I had a Corbin Dual Sport on the bike I could only tippy-toe it. (one of the reasons I don't use it). I do have a long torso and relatively short legs for my height though.
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