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post #1 of 24 Old 03-10-2019, 02:20 PM Thread Starter
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Tall Rider vs v strom generations

Greetings troopers! Can anyone help me with his knowledge? I'm around 6.3tall (193cm) and I'm not sure which of v stroms would fit me best. (not decided about cc nor year /generation) Nothing in area to check first. So for saving time and money, any advice will be helpful!
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post #2 of 24 Old 03-10-2019, 02:23 PM
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The 1000 would "likely" fit you somewhat better than the 650, but BOTH models you would want to install foot peg lowering kits. Handlebar risers are also something else to consider, of course I have no idea if you have marsupial type arms. LOL
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This site can be helpful and give you an idea how the bike will prior to purchase.


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And if you're buying a used bike, make sure the PO didn't install lowering links!

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Greetings troopers! Can anyone help me with his knowledge? I'm around 6.3tall (193cm) and I'm not sure which of v stroms would fit me best. (not decided about cc nor year /generation) Nothing in area to check first. So for saving time and money, any advice will be helpful!
I am 6'3.5" (always wanted to be 6'4", but it aint gonna happen) and am by no means small, and my 2010 650 fits and suits me just fine. I have 2" handlebar risers (for riding while standing), but have not lowered my pegs. I've ridden the 1000, and unless I was going to (shudder) regularly carry a passenger, I don't need or want the bigger bike. The 650 is more nimble, cheaper, cheaper to run and insure, and burns less fuel. Wins all around!
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Funny thing about me getting old(er)...
As Ive aged Ive noticed that the most important ergonomic measurement for me is the seat-to-footrest distance.
6'1", my '14 Vstrom1000 needs no mods for me to be comfortable for long distance travel, and with the stock eom seat I can flat-foot the bike without a problem.
But, we're all different, one rule does not apply to all.
Which is why I always brought a tape measure with me when trying out bikes for comfort and fit.
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"if you have marsupial type arms. "

What the heck are marsupial arms? Yeti or Orangatang I understand. Do Marsupial arms have pouches under them for their young?
If Husar is from down under, marsupial may be appropriate.
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post #8 of 24 Old 03-11-2019, 04:49 AM Thread Starter
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I've never thought about having gorilla as my ancestor 😂 but I'm more like long legs, not so long arms. I've had kawasaki versys 1000 from 2014 and I found it bit sporty (I mean position) for longer touring was bit painful when I had to lean forward and relay on my wrists and lower back strength. That's what I'm afraid mostly
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I'm 6'4" 34" inseam and ride the 1000. I have no plans to alter footpegs, handlebars or windshield. It all works fine for me.
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6' 4" 36" inseam and ride a 2016 1000. The bike fits me very well. Stock everything, seat and windshield, except lowered pegs from Adventure Tech. Really, things weren't bad without the peg relocation, but good became great with it. I'm also on the slim and flexible side, though... runner by hobby.
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