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post #1 of 18 Old 05-14-2006, 05:29 PM
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6'2" on a 919?

I've been looking for a naked 2nd gen Suzuki Bandit 1200 (B12) but have come across a few ads for 919's that seem worth a closer look.

I've never ridden the 919 but several online reviews imply that the bike is rather small. I'm 6'2" and 210lbs. Any taller riders here have experience on the 919?

Is it comfortable for someone my size or should I keep my focus on the B12?

Any info is appreciated.

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post #2 of 18 Old 05-14-2006, 05:43 PM
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Hmmm. Not sure who the reviewer might have been ..... Herman Munster perhaps? I'm darn near 6'3" and the Niner is in nooooo way small. On the other hand, my Gix 600 trackbike .... now that's a wee bit cramped. Seems like more *ssholes and elbows banging around on that thing than a frat party at 2 am.

post #3 of 18 Old 05-14-2006, 06:05 PM
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I'm 6'2" 185 and have no problem what so ever on the 919. Comfy for me. I've ridden 9 hours straight with gas station breaks and only complaint is my butt. It was sore as hell.

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post #4 of 18 Old 05-14-2006, 07:42 PM
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Same here...6'3" 220 lbs and the bike feels good, very nimble..

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Does it count if I am 6'1'' and 230 and used to ride a 929RR. I mean it had more cramped accomodations than the Hornet.

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post #6 of 18 Old 05-14-2006, 09:02 PM
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Guess I have nothing to worry about.

Thanks for the replies

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post #7 of 18 Old 05-15-2006, 06:47 AM
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With the Tipsy make sure you don't ride that way! 6'2" and 205 with plenty of comfort on the niner.




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a bit tight

i actually posted a new thread asking about lower/further reaching bars. I think I might be a minority here, but at 6'2" and 180lbs, I do feel a bit too upright on the bike. However, this makes the bike great handling, and great for city riding and easy cornering. It places your weight in just the right spot on the bike.

I am searching for some lower/longer bars to set me just a bit more onto my hands, but this may not be an issue for you. Sounds like people here who are my size are feeling alot more love for the upright positioning than I am.

If anyone happens to read this who does have any suggestions regarding my search for new bars, I would appreciate your input...

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post #9 of 18 Old 05-16-2006, 09:11 AM
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I'm 6'2" and went with the Renthal Ultra Lows. Still knocking out 4-5 hour rides no problem, except for the dudes trying to keep up!!!!

post #10 of 18 Old 05-16-2006, 09:12 AM
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6'2" and 230 lbs and love the 9'er. Fits good except I wish the bars were a bit wider. The bike is definately a kick in the corners - no chicken strips on my bike!

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6'2" and 230 lbs and love the 9'er. Fits good except I wish the bars were a bit wider. The bike is definately a kick in the corners - no chicken strips on my bike!
Renthals are wider and lower and no strips here!

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Renthals are wider and lower and no strips here!
When you say Renthals, are you talking about the ultra-lows or the streetfighter bars? If the standard streetfighter bars are considerably lower and further forward than the stock bars, I will be happy...

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When you say Renthals, are you talking about the ultra-lows or the streetfighter bars? If the standard streetfighter bars are considerably lower and further forward than the stock bars, I will be happy...
Here is a list of various handlebars and their dimensions in millimeters. You can choose which one would suit your riding style. The Renthal Ultra lows and Coerce are popular choices.

--------------------Width-----Height-----Pullback
Stock 919------------660-------102---------190
Coerce---------------690------- 30---------100
Stock FZ1------------660--------76---------165
Renthal Ultra lows-----725--------75---------95
Renthal Streetfighter---755-------100---------80
AFAM superbike------730--------80---------80
LSL Sport Tourer.........680...........45.............110
LSL superbike lows......740...........50.............140
LSL superbike---------760--------70---------150

I need to get this information on my website soon.

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Man, if I had a dime for every single time you posted those specs Mike...

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cool, thanks! I just found the Coerce bars on the 'Bay:

Coerce Bars

Nice! And i can get em in GOLD... to match my calipers! sweet...

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Man, if I had a dime for every single time you posted those specs Mike...
That's all folks...From now on it's Mike's bikes 919 page scroll down to the bottom right. Book mark it!

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post #17 of 18 Old 05-17-2006, 10:42 AM
 
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Do you know if I will run into any tank-clearance issues with the coerce bars?

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post #18 of 18 Old 05-17-2006, 09:56 PM
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6" 200lbs and I love my 919....

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