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post #1 of 37 Old 10-30-2014, 03:55 PM Thread Starter
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Tall Riders?

Hi all

I'm picking up my CBR300R this weekend (first motorcycle). I'm curious what kind of mods I can do to make it more comfortable for a tall rider

I'm 6'4" 160 lbs

I'm most concerned about low speed tight turns causing a conflict between my knees and handlebars more than I am about comfort

Which mods can help with that? Handlebar risers? Lower pegs? Higher seat? Any suggestions or links are appreciated!
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Really interested in these options as well as I am 6'5" and 195 lbs.
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I'm 6'4" and 195 ...would like some suggestions also...
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Well I would say that the absolute best place to start is by heading to your local store and having a sit on one, better yet a test run on one. Only then can we begin to figure out where or how to alter ergonomics.

Relaistically you can do all of those things suggested in OP, but may may be superfluous. Figure out where the problem areas are first (if there are even any)

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Unless you have your heartset on a cbr300r or cb300f maybe you should look at bikes a little bigger as I'm sure these bikes are designed for smaller riders. I'm 5.5 and the bike fits me like a glove wouldn't want to be much taller tho..
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Unless you have your heartset on a cbr300r or cb300f maybe you should look at bikes a little bigger as I'm sure these bikes are designed for smaller riders. I'm 5.5 and the bike fits me like a glove wouldn't want to be much taller tho..
Being that I'm a new ride and that I'm 6'4" and 195 is was told that a 300cc bike was a beginner bike and I shouldn't get anything bigger. Does that rule note apply to someone of my height? I looked at a lot of bikes in this class and they all have almost the same seat high.
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Being that I'm a new ride and that I'm 6'4" and 195 is was told that a 300cc bike was a beginner bike and I shouldn't get anything bigger. Does that rule note apply to someone of my height? I looked at a lot of bikes in this class and they all have almost the same seat high.
Fun tool for bike ergonomics!

You can learn on bigger bikes, the smaller bikes just tend to have larger margins of error for common beginner mistakes. Big bikes have more room due to the larger engine. But that means higher cost, more weight, more power. The fundamentals are the same though, so it's totally possible to start on a larger bike. Carefully

The CBR250 forum had quite a few taller riders, from 6'2" up to 6'7". So it's not set-in-stone for smaller people only. I'll post my first ride experience after this Saturday!
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One thing you can do ais add some extra padding to the seat to raise you up a bit higher. You could also play with the suspension, but realistically you aren't going to be making a dramatic change.
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Being that I'm a new ride and that I'm 6'4" and 195 is was told that a 300cc bike was a beginner bike and I shouldn't get anything bigger. Does that rule note apply to someone of my height? I looked at a lot of bikes in this class and they all have almost the same seat high.
There are larger low powered sports bikes if you find the 300 feels a little cramped for your likeing.. Cbr500
Bit more power and a bit more weight but still not a full powered sports bike
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