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post #1 of 37 Old 08-21-2008, 10:35 AM Thread Starter
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Any 6'6" tall Vstrom 650 riders?

Buell ulysses and vstrom have been suggested as "tall people bikes". There are multiple reasons i am not excited by the buell.
I'm looking for experiences/suggesstions from people who are 6'4" and above.
I'm 6'6" 250.
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post #2 of 37 Old 08-21-2008, 10:51 AM
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I am a little below your height at 6'3"/265 lbs. however, I was in your shoes. I tested both the Uly & Wee and ended up with the Wee. Nothing against the Uly, however, the Wee just fit me better and was better suited to my type of driving (road vs. off-road). Good luck with you search.
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post #3 of 37 Old 08-21-2008, 01:22 PM
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Im 6'5" 260 with a 32 inseam so I'm mostly torso. The Strom is the only bike I really feel comfortable on

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post #4 of 37 Old 08-21-2008, 02:57 PM Thread Starter
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Do you modify the pegs or bars or is it all stock?
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post #5 of 37 Old 08-21-2008, 03:32 PM
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Im 6'5" 260 with a 32 inseam so I'm mostly torso. The Strom is the only bike I really feel comfortable on
+1... I'm only 6'2", 250ish, but felt cramped on my F650GS - the DL1000 feels built for a larger cowboy.

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post #6 of 37 Old 08-21-2008, 06:11 PM
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I prefer my DL1000 seat and barbacks to stock,but I love my weestrom,very comfortable

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post #7 of 37 Old 08-21-2008, 07:46 PM
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I'm 6'6" 345# 34" inseam and gorilla arms

I've had to do several mods to make the bike fit me, but I was able to get it dialed in pretty well. I started from mile 1 with a 1k seat. Then I can a custom seat made that raised the seat another 1.5" and moved the "sitting" area back to where the ridge between the pillion seat used to be. I switched to moose Cr-Hi bars with 2 sets of touratech 35mm risers stacked on top of each other. I also had a friend machine a couple brackets that lower the foot pegs 1" with out effecting the peg to control relationship.

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post #8 of 37 Old 08-22-2008, 12:08 AM
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6'-5" 260#
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DL650, Suzuki gel seat and Moose CR high bars.
Fits me very well, but may add a bar riser so standing is less bent over.
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post #9 of 37 Old 08-22-2008, 12:35 AM
 
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i'm 6'4", 175# and i am much happier with a taller seat.

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post #10 of 37 Old 08-28-2008, 03:41 AM
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6'5" at 285lb, and LOVE the Wee. I got the Gel seat and it made my knee much better. Things still get a little tight on my knee. I was thinking of lowering my pegs, but I scrape my boot as it is. I also want to get higher handle bars. Compared to the rest of the bikes I tried out, the Wee fits like a GLOVE and needs VERY FEW mods to fit my big frame.

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