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post #1 of 16 Old 10-19-2014, 04:03 PM Thread Starter
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Hey guys, I come from the land of Triumph. I'm a big dude, 6'3" and 245 lbs. I rode the V yesterday and I loved it. I have a few questions for the owners.

1. I have big ass feet and long legs. 16w and a 34 inseem. The salesman was telling me the shifter extends out two inches. Truth? Also, are there peg lowering kits for the bike? Thanks guys.
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post #2 of 16 Old 10-19-2014, 04:21 PM
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The salesman is wrong.

"Older people who are reasonable, good-tempered, and gracious will bear aging well. Those who are mean-spirited and irritable will be unhappy at every period of their lives.

"Let each of use properly whatever strengths he has and strive to use them well. If he does this, he will never find himself lacking."

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Have you tried or seen the extensions? I have to try these accessories. That's the problem with being big.
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I'm sure you can adjust the angle of the shifter to suit your big feet. While they don't extend you can move them up or down for smaller or larger feet.
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I use the lowering kit. Email Rick at Adventuretech directly with your questions. He's great with answers of what his products will and won't do.

"Older people who are reasonable, good-tempered, and gracious will bear aging well. Those who are mean-spirited and irritable will be unhappy at every period of their lives.

"Let each of use properly whatever strengths he has and strive to use them well. If he does this, he will never find himself lacking."

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I mounted a dirtbike shift lever direct to mine, gives you more space and have never needed a lowering kit, I drag my size 13's enough as it is...

I am also 6'3 and 245... ish...

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I mounted a dirtbike shift lever direct to mine, gives you more space and have never needed a lowering kit, I drag my size 13's enough as it is...

I am also 6'3 and 245... ish...
You can attach a dirtbike shift lever to it? How much longer is it compared to stock? Can I see a picture of it? Thanks man.
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That's the problem with being big.
I'm 5'7, 145#, size 7 shoe, 29" inseam... You guys always get the girls!
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You can attach a dirtbike shift lever to it? How much longer is it compared to stock?
The factory shift lever for a DR650 is a confirmed fit on the DL1000. Installing the DR lever directly on the engine's shift pivot does away with the DL's shift lever linkage, too.

As pictured, I'm holding my NOS DR lever in place for comparison purposes. It adds exactly 3" of length when compared to the stock lever (I measured).



As for lowered foot pegs, I use the admittedly pricey SW-Motech units linked here. The left peg is evident in my picture, above. Plug-n-play installation that is much simpler than any peg lowering kit.

SW-MOTECH On-Road/Off-Road Footpegs for Honda XL1000V Varadero '02-'06, KTM 690 Duke IV '12-'13, Suzuki V-Strom DL1000 '02-'07 & Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 4V '08-'09 - TwistedThrottle.com

I hope this helps, you big SOB. :mrgreen:
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The factory shift lever for a DR650 is a confirmed fit on the DL1000. Installing the DR lever directly on the engine's shift pivot does away with the DL's shift lever linkage, too.

As pictured, I'm holding my NOS DR lever in place for comparison purposes. It adds exactly 3" of length when compared to the stock lever (I measured).



As for lowered foot pegs, I use the admittedly pricey SW-Motech units linked here. The left peg is evident in my picture, above. Plug-n-play installation that is much simpler than any peg lowering kit.

SW-MOTECH On-Road/Off-Road Footpegs for Honda XL1000V Varadero '02-'06, KTM 690 Duke IV '12-'13, Suzuki V-Strom DL1000 '02-'07 & Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 4V '08-'09 - TwistedThrottle.com

I hope this helps, you big SOB. :mrgreen:
That looks real clean and nice. An extra three inches would really help me out and lowering the pegs would also be of great service. Let me see what the dealer can do for me. Maybe they can get the parts, install them, and I can ride off like that after I seal the deal. Thanks for your help. I really want another motorcycle for traveling.
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