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post #1 of 15 Old 08-16-2009, 07:32 PM Thread Starter
 
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I知 new to Wrist Twisters and to riding. I recently completed a motorcycle safety course and am eager to get my first bike. I have always liked the looks of the 919 but I have a questions. I知 6' 4", will I be comfortable on the 919? I plan on doing long distance rides with friends.

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post #2 of 15 Old 08-16-2009, 07:34 PM
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I知 new to Wrist Twisters and to riding. I recently completed a motorcycle safety course and am eager to get my first bike. I have always liked the looks of the 919 but I have a questions. I知 6' 4", will I be comfortable on the 919? I plan on doing long distance rides with friends.
Welcome, and yes you will be comfy on it.........in fact buy mine!

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Welcome Keith
If you are 20 you'll be comfortable, if you are 50 you might need to make some adjustments like new seat or bars.

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Hey Keith! I'm 6'3" with long legs and arms (36" inseam, 35" sleeve) and I'm comfortable on my 919. It's a fairly tall bike as far as seat height, there's decent room with the stock pegs, and handlebars are easy to swap out to fit individual preferences.

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Welcome, to get you started properly we need to start spending your money. First, get the bike. I'm 5'10 and with a Corbin seat I can barely get both feet on the ground so you will need one of those. Also, renthal ultra low bars are an easy way to extend your reach so you should probably get one of those. After that you should probably start thinking about performance upgrades.

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Welcome, and yes you will be comfy on it.........in fact buy mine!

That's a pretty fast turnaround, didn't you just get that in June?

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Flycatcher--so you've been happy with your Corbin? I'm thinking of upgrading to some kind of custom seat.

Keith--I'm 6'2"; I took a trip down the Blue Ridge Parkway on my 919 about 3 years ago (from Chicago, then to Shandandoah, VA, then to the Smokey Mountains, and back to Chicago). I had a great time. You can put a windscreen on it, and set it up with Givi cases for hauling plenty of stuff. There are plenty of threads on here about that. Go for it!

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PLANNING LONG DISTANCE

dont need a bike to ride the fast lane
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Planning long distance riding...get a bike made for that ...that has bags and shield and comfort

dont need a bike to ride the fast lane
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...that has bags and shield and comfort
are for wusses!

That's why I ride a 919, cuz i'm cool.

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Flycatcher--so you've been happy with your Corbin? I'm thinking of upgrading to some kind of custom seat.

Keith--I'm 6'2"; I took a trip down the Blue Ridge Parkway on my 919 about 3 years ago (from Chicago, then to Shandandoah, VA, then to the Smokey Mountains, and back to Chicago). I had a great time. You can put a windscreen on it, and set it up with Givi cases for hauling plenty of stuff. There are plenty of threads on here about that. Go for it!
I like it. I got it with the removable backrest for my wife. You can search around for different opinions. I should have sent it back to get it reduced a little. Like I said, I am on the balls of my feet. That, and it's really heavy. It's also very firm which makes for good long distance comfort, but some people don't like that. They cost a ton as well. Bought mine with extra proceeds from another bike sale. Sargent is a good alternative, but you have to give up your seat to them for fitment.

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That's a pretty fast turnaround, didn't you just get that in June?
My fastest turnaround was less then 24 hours............you have no idea..........

I was intent on keeping it or there is no way I would have modified it as extensively as I did. But I couldn't resist the 636 I just picked up and financially there is only room for the one bike.

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welcome. The 919 has more leg room the true sport bikes.

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6'2 and I'm just fine...couldn't be more comfy as far as riding position goes...now about that seat for long distance rides...you may want to make your first one out to Corbin in Hollister.

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