New guy needs advice on purchase
I've reading posts for a couple of weeks to gather info for a 919, thanks in advance for all the info and entertainment. I'm 47 and live in Greensboro, NC and was glad to see all the other NC members- I'm hoping to be on blue ridge parkway this summer.
I'm 6'5" and I have searched for all the info I can on on the site for tall riders, so I visited the dealer who has a 07 919 (candy apple red) for $5300 out the door. I have a 36" inseam and magnum size feet and it seemed to me that my knees barely fit under the gas tank, but when I tried to run through the gears, my knee hit the ridge in the gas tank. I haven't ridden a sport bike before ( mostly friend's cruisers) so I may not be used to the more cramped feel of seating over center, but I think it would drive me crazy having to kick out my knee every shift.
I have seen a couple of peg lowering brackets or it may be an easy machine shop item, but would lowering the pegs cause some issue with scraping the pegs? I think a couple of members are also " averaged" heighth and any advice would be appreciated. I started looking at V stroms but I like the naked look and love the engine on the 919. Plus it seems to be a great deal for the bike.
thanks again for such a great community