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Seat Height Modeller for Hobbits

Post  BanditDave on Sat 13 Sep 2014, 3:02 pm

I have just found this cool web site which allows you to "test" your height on various motorcycles.

They have listed the mighty machine the CBR650F (I wonder who has one of these - Ooh.... I know, it's me!!)

Putting in my enormous height of 167cm (5'6") and inseam of 78cm (30.7") proves that there is no way I can "flat foot" on this bike.

http://cycle-ergo.com/

I hope others can use this resource.

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Post  paul on Sat 13 Sep 2014, 3:06 pm

You actually got someone game enough to take "Your" inside leg measurement ................. Shocked pale Razz

good website Dave Very Happy

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Re: Seat Height Modeller for Hobbits

Post  BanditDave on Sat 13 Sep 2014, 5:15 pm

Yep, but it is my secret Smile


The site also shows a similar problem with both Bandits but I knew that.


I had the seat on my 09 Bandit reduced by around 30mm and it made all the difference.


I am doing the same on this bike for two reasons.


Height reduction is the primary one but I am also able to register the bike for single seat rego in Queensland if I reduce the length of the seat to 500mm, currently 650mm.

I have been to a motor trimmer (I guess they are upholsterers with fatter pay packets) who has previously modified two others which I have seen.

The seat modification results in a "hump thingy" at the back just like on real racing bikes.

He tells me a height reduction of 20mm is achievable plus he will reduce the width giving me "longer legs"

I will post some photos in case others would like to do similar.

BTW the quoted price is $120 for the job but this will save me around $190 every year.

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Re: Seat Height Modeller for Hobbits

Post  paul on Sat 13 Sep 2014, 5:43 pm

@BanditDave wrote:Yep, but it is my secret Smile


I have been to a motor trimmer (I guess they are upholsterers with fatter pay packets) 



PFFFFT ..................I wish  Laughing


Motor trimmers are primarily automotive , aircraft , marine etc , and upholsterers are furniture.................( although we do "cross dress" occasionally Razz )

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Post  Ghostbandit on Sat 13 Sep 2014, 5:45 pm

Very Happy I will be following this with interest Very Happy
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Post  paul on Sat 13 Sep 2014, 5:48 pm

@Ghostbandit wrote:Very Happy I will be following this with interest Very Happy
The cross dressing ??  Cool Razz Razz  lol!

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Post  Ghostbandit on Sat 13 Sep 2014, 5:50 pm

@paul wrote:
@Ghostbandit wrote:Very Happy I will be following this with interest Very Happy
The cross dressing ??  Cool Razz Razz  lol!
lol! Shhhhhh what happens on a ride stays on a ride  Razz
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Re: Seat Height Modeller for Hobbits

Post  paul on Sat 13 Sep 2014, 5:51 pm

@Ghostbandit wrote:
@paul wrote:
@Ghostbandit wrote:Very Happy I will be following this with interest Very Happy
The cross dressing ??  Cool Razz Razz  lol!
lol! Shhhhhh what happens on a ride stays on a ride  Razz
lol! lol!  lol!  I   nearly spat my wine over the computer then .............

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Post  Ghostbandit on Sat 13 Sep 2014, 6:02 pm

@paul wrote:
@Ghostbandit wrote:
@paul wrote:
@Ghostbandit wrote:Very Happy I will be following this with interest Very Happy
The cross dressing ??  Cool Razz Razz  lol!
lol! Shhhhhh what happens on a ride stays on a ride  Razz
lol! lol!  lol!  I   nearly spat my wine over the computer then .............
lol! lol!
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