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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-05-2004, 11:40 PM Thread Starter
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Believe it or not, I just bought a new '03 ST yesterday and have never dome more than sit on it in the showroom! I can't believe that dealers expect you to buy a bike without ever riding it. Oh well, there's one born every minute...I guess I'm one of them.

Anyway, THe one I bought is different than the one I sat on for a while. My bike seemed to be a little more cramped in the legs than the other one (both '03 sprints). Besides the leg position, I noticed that the shifter and break pedal seemed difficult to work in that position.

I asked the dealer if there was any setup that needed to be done to customize the ride for me and he said no! I would assume that there would at least be adjustments for the shifter and break pedals...right?

Besides that, do they make anything that will lower the foot pegs? I can't say yet whether this will be a problem or not until I ride the damn thing! I'm used to riding a Ducati Monster. The bars are actually pretty similar in position but the leg position seems much tighter.

A few more days and I'll actually be on it!

Thanks for your help
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-06-2004, 12:39 AM
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Hi V I won't even try to spell the rest :razz:

Any how I don't see how the pegs themselves could be different between the two. They are pretty much nailed down. I don't think the rear brake pedal can be adjusted up and down but the gear shifter can. Actually it's a good idea to do so as it makes the 5-6 shift easier. You can do that by making the rod longer.
Sure you didn't have your tight pants on the second time?

As for the brake pedal that's an I don't think so though I've never looked into it as I don't use it all that much. Only to hold myself at a stop on a hill or maybe to see if it still works from time to time.

Let yourself get used to it for some time before you think about anything like that. Just make sure your ft. brake lever is the proper angle "straight with your forearm,wrist and hand so that your fingers aren't at an angle.

Congrats and have fun. To tell the truth I never even sat on one before buying mine and every day it just keeps getting better.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-06-2004, 02:33 PM
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I don't think the rear brake pedal can be adjusted up and down but the gear shifter can.
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Actually Don, gear AND rear brake lever can be adjusted.
The rear brake lever is attached to a threaded pin which you can turn and as such adjust hight/angle

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Thanks for setting that straight Spider.

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