Any tall riders?

mountainmaxman

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Thanks, I did read that, but i wont' be riding her too aggressive on the pavement in the turns, I have my FJR for curving corners ;) I muss my dual purpose bikes and thought this is a good machine to get me back on the dirt, which there is a lot of dirt roads up here in northern Labrador
 

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Thanks, I did read that, but i wont' be riding her too aggressive on the pavement in the turns, I have my FJR for curving corners....
That's what I said/thought....now my son has the FJR....and has trouble keeping up with me in the corners/curves. She's a sneaky one she is.
 
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Joker

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I am 6'4 36" inseam. I am new here, my first post, I just bought my first used 2012 S10 I will need to get taller handlebars, lower footpads and will do the seat level mod as soon as i pic it up on Aug 30 from the dealer (im out of province) Looking forward to modding her to fit me
Nice looking bike Mountainmaxman, enjoy!
 
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I’m still a noob too, and also one built like a catcher. 6’3”, with 32” inseams. I have long arms though, like touch your kneecaps without bending.

I now have the Sargent seat, which for me, is completely worth the money as most stock seats are unkind to my boney butt. I don’t have any risers, as things feel just fine now. Eventually I’ll try to get the windscreen situation sorted but riding the S10 is a treat compared to my ‘99 Suzuki Hayabusa. I did two weekend trips from Salt Lake City to Las Vegas. I was quite uncomfortable, but since the ‘busa loved to be stable at high speeds I often found myself moving about the bike, from stretching legs to the rear pegs, or leaning back and stretching them forward. The only saving grace was the Corbin seat

I love that I can sit mostly upright or lean into the curves, and it’s great to be able to stand up on the pegs, get some wind and circulation moving again all while feeling completely stable.

Now I just have to complete my safety gear with some decent riding pants. I have some Bull-it riding jeans, but I would like some lined pants that have optional hip protection and can be zippered to my jacket.

All around this ride is so much fun. Why I spent so much time with super sport bikes is beyond reasonable.


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Red2017

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Any tall riders out there? I'm 6'1" and took the bike on a 325 mile journey yesterday and I got a little uncomfortable at times. Im looking at some risers, but not sure on foot placement as well I've got 33" inseam.

Anyone else tall out there and how do you feel ergonomically? Leg room, etc? I guess I'm used to bigger touring bikes and positioning, so I look forward to hearing from other tall riders out there. Maybe I'll get used to it. Thanks!
I am 6ft 5 at around 240 or so and have very long legs with a 39" inseam. Stock seat and shield work great for me. The air flow is very smooth to me vice my old
2008 Roadliner. The bike offers better leg protection as well.
 

lacofdfireman

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I’ve owned 3 Super Teneres. A 13, 14 and. 16 Anniversary Edition. At 6’5 250 I could never figure out the wind buffeting. Had it on all 3. Tried everything from the tallest parabellum to madstad adjustable bracket to VStream, winglets, extended mirrors etc with no improvements. After about 5 hours my eyes would start to blur from the buffeting and I’d get massive headaches. Wish there was a solution but noting worked for me. Riding a GSA now again. Much better on the buffeting. Not near as good on the pocketbook. I really wish I could go back to the Tenere though. They are bulletproof. Great bike but unless I can figure out the buffeting I have to be done with them.




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EricV

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I’ve owned 3 Super Teneres. A 13, 14 and. 16 Anniversary Edition. At 6’5 250 I could never figure out the wind buffeting. Had it on all 3. Tried everything from the tallest parabellum to madstad adjustable bracket to VStream, winglets, extended mirrors etc with no improvements. After about 5 hours my eyes would start to blur from the buffeting and I’d get massive headaches. Wish there was a solution but noting worked for me. Riding a GSA now again. Much better on the buffeting. Not near as good on the pocketbook. I really wish I could go back to the Tenere though. They are bulletproof. Great bike but unless I can figure out the buffeting I have to be done with them.
Real sorry you didn't find a solution. Moving the wind screen closer to the rider is the solution. I've had a '12 and now a '15. On the '12 it's about getting the screen just high enough for your torso height to eliminate the buffeting. But on the Gen II bikes, nothing really works except the spoiler lip for some and moving the screen closer to the rider for others. By closer to the rider I mean removing any adjustable windscreen adjuster and bolting the screen up like the Gen I bikes. You need to remove the small black plastic center nose piece, or replace it with the Gen I piece, but it solved all the buffeting issues I had on my '15. I'm running a Gen I CalSci Med screen. but you would likely need the Tall/Large screen for your torso height. Moot now. Hope the GS treats you well. We have a '16 GSA in the garage too. Thank god for aftermarket warranties.
 

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I am almost exactly proportioned. The lip screen by Puig works well also the tall Puig screen worked really well. I’ve had 2 GSA wet heads and now my 3rd S10. About the only option unless you get orange fever which has never afflicted me.
 

rab474

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I’ve owned 3 Super Teneres. A 13, 14 and. 16 Anniversary Edition. At 6’5 250 I could never figure out the wind buffeting. Had it on all 3. Tried everything from the tallest parabellum to madstad adjustable bracket to VStream, winglets, extended mirrors etc with no improvements. After about 5 hours my eyes would start to blur from the buffeting and I’d get massive headaches. Wish there was a solution but noting worked for me. Riding a GSA now again. Much better on the buffeting. Not near as good on the pocketbook. I really wish I could go back to the Tenere though. They are bulletproof. Great bike but unless I can figure out the buffeting I have to be done with them.




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Same dimension, longer torso than legs. Added 2” risers, had a seat made that added an inch in height, Madstad bracket and tall windscreen and winglets which I reversed, seems to block more wind that way. After many adjustments, have eliminated the majority of buffeting. Screen height is equal to my nose, with a 55 degree angle on the windscreen, follows the line of the fork tubes. I wear a modular helmet, so wind directly to the face is blocked, unless it’s above 95 out, then I open the front of the modular.
 
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