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Tall guy scraping his pegs: rearsets the solution?

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I'm 6'3'' with a 34-36 inseam. Will a set of rearsets on the Bonnie will make it more comfortable or not? Will I gain ground clearance? Right now with the stock pegs and levers I scrape them too easily...
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On 2006-12-13 12:50, FattRat wrote:
Likely, you're waaay too heavy for the factory Bonnie suspension (almost everybody is). There are two things you should consider:
1) Put some better rear shocks under you, and upgrade the springs up front as well.
2) Give serious thought to replacing your shocks with something of comperable height/length as those the Thruxton come with; they're taller.

Have your sag/pre-load/damping adjusted by a pro' and have him explain what you can do to further dial them when you're out on the open road.

Rear sets WILL help to a degree (sans center-stand), it's all about whether you're comfortable riding in a more aggressive position. HEY, Europeans do it all the time!

1) is done: front dual rate springs and rear Street Tracker shocks by Works Performance.

I don't have a center-stand neither.

btw I'm French...
On 2006-12-13 12:58, WANG wrote:
You could hang off the bike more, that would allow you to use less lean angle for a given speed.
I do that quite a lot, it helps of course to use less lean angle. But still...
On 2006-12-13 15:32, DickBender wrote:
I put rear sets on mine mainly fo clearance. The position is more comfortable as I find it easier to lean forward now with my legs tucked under more. I also have some lower bars ordered
I am not as tall as you 5'10"
As Pat suggested Thruxton length shocks with appropriate rate spring.
Before I put rear sets on I used to have the Ikon rears on the tallest preload. Except this makes them too hard on the road as all the softer part of the spring is preloaded.
Yesx, that's the problem: tallest preload = too hard on the road
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