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PostSubject: Tall rider   Fri 10 Oct 2014 - 11:40

Any body any advice on leg room, seating position on B King. I'm getting one end of November. But now concerned about knee's when changing gears, brake, etc. All help will be much appreciated with any mods that can help. As she's a beauty and she's in a class of her own.
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PostSubject: Re: Tall rider   Fri 10 Oct 2014 - 12:55

welcome to .org. Andy thumbs up 2 , I am only a short ass so cant help you there ,but a few of the lads on here are tall sure they will put you right , yes great bikes and like you say in a class of there own race

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PostSubject: Re: Tall rider   Fri 10 Oct 2014 - 13:36

Thanks Dave I'm drooling at the prospect of getting my hand and legs rapped round the beauty. Funny thing is I hate marmite.
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PostSubject: Re: Tall rider   Fri 10 Oct 2014 - 14:06

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Thanks Dave I'm drooling at the prospect of getting my hand and legs rapped round the beauty.  Funny thing is I hate marmite.
lol! that's what I call my bike

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PostSubject: Re: Tall rider   Fri 10 Oct 2014 - 17:25

Hi there and welcome,I am also new to the B king I also have a GSX1400 and I did notice the leg room was a bit different and could fill the tank with your knees, but after a few rides you get used to it and now I just jump on and don't even thick about it and i am 6,3. You can buy foot pegs that lower your feet which i was going to do but did't bother with.
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PostSubject: Re: Tall rider   Fri 10 Oct 2014 - 18:11

Thanks I thought as much but there so many wingers about tank problems and leg room. You start to believe the hype. But you have put my mind at ease.
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PostSubject: Re: Tall rider   Sat 11 Oct 2014 - 17:25


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He modifies a set of Buell Pegs and they're awesome. I am 6'2" and could not get my knees under the tank until I put the new pegs on. Simple install, they look like the rear pegs so they match. An absolute must for tall riders.
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PostSubject: Re: Tall rider   Sat 11 Oct 2014 - 18:24

Cheers Joe much appreciated looked at fitting on YouTube gives a extra couple of inches of leg room. Looks matching as well. Nice upgrade as well. Thanks
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PostSubject: Re: Tall rider   Sat 11 Oct 2014 - 22:05

@bigandy70 wrote:
Cheers Joe much appreciated looked at fitting on YouTube gives a extra couple of inches of leg room. Looks matching as well. Nice upgrade as well.  Thanks

I use this 30mm extensions:

567201 MFW Vario 30mm Extension Plate EX30 €39.27 1    

578213 MFW Touring Footrest Silver 050.00.04.00 €46.21 1    

568081 Suz Type 11 Vario Front Peg Bracket 051.06.11.30 €36.96

There is also a 50mm extension, but using it you might have problems with
the brake and gear pedals, which should be set about 60mm below the foot pegs level.
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PostSubject: Re: Tall rider   Sat 11 Oct 2014 - 22:46

Thanks I will keep that in mind. It's nice to know there are still people who don't mind passing on their knowledge and wisdom.
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PostSubject: Re: Tall rider   Sun 12 Oct 2014 - 6:36

I'm 6.2 (1.89 m) and just slide back all the way on the seat to fit my knees in. I find it very comfortable to ride like that. No changes to that bike whatsoever.
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PostSubject: Re: Tall rider   Sun 12 Oct 2014 - 10:21

Thanks that's great to know. . At least now I have options if I have problems. But every one has put my mind at ease. I can't wait now to get the girl.
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PostSubject: Re: Tall rider   Sun 12 Oct 2014 - 11:46

You'll be so pleasantly surprised by the way these bikes ride. Even if you have been used to nimble bikes (in my case the 929 Fireblade) the B-King is such a pleasant surprise it's amazing how Suzuki got it to handle this nice.

When I rented one for the long weekend, my wife was on the back, we went into the South of the Netherlands (Limburg) with some really tight twisties and I was soo surprised how easily I could wind it round the turns, downhill with quite a lot of weight (I'm quite tall, my wife is not very heavy) and it still handle very very very well.
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PostSubject: Re: Tall rider   Sun 12 Oct 2014 - 12:07

Sounds like fun.. just making the wait even worse. I'm recovering from cancer three months in the clear so far. That's why I got back into biking. Life too short not to enjoy it.
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PostSubject: Re: Tall rider   Sun 12 Oct 2014 - 12:11

Glad to hear you are free of cancer and back into life, a B-King definitely makes you feel alive when you ride it Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Tall rider   Sun 12 Oct 2014 - 12:40

So far so good on the cancer front.. but early days though. But they tell you to make every day count.. so the b king seems fitting.
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PostSubject: Re: Tall rider   Sun 12 Oct 2014 - 14:25

@bigandy70 wrote:
So far so good on the cancer front.. but early days though. But they tell you to make every day count.. so the b king seems fitting.
fair play to m8 and I agree !! good luck to you andy

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PostSubject: Re: Tall rider   Sun 12 Oct 2014 - 14:36

Thanks .. I think most bike riders have the same idea's. . That's why we enjoy biking.
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PostSubject: Re: Tall rider   Mon 13 Oct 2014 - 8:34

Thanks for responses all have been a great help.
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PostSubject: Re: Tall rider   Mon 13 Oct 2014 - 18:48

@Moosehead wrote:

Joe Satterwhite
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He modifies a set of Buell Pegs and they're awesome. I am 6'2" and could not get my knees under the tank until I put the new pegs on. Simple install, they look like the rear pegs so they match. An absolute must for tall riders.

I bought my king brand new and didnt get a chance to ride it before i bought it. Rolled it out and come to find out my legs dont fit the king.
Buell pegs saved me. Big difference
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