no power in the 'verse can stop me
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: n.e.ohia, , usa
Here we go again with the I just got a K12 and it doesn't fit me
Dude, the bike comes with some adjustments from the factory.
Try them first.
I understand that what I'm about to tell you is counter-intuitive to everything you think you know, but here goes.
First thing you need to do is ride the bike as is for several hundreds of miles. Give your whiny old knees and achy little arms a chance to adjust....really adjust. A quick hundred mile jaunt tells you nothing. The process takes a lot of time and a lot of miles.
Try lowering the stock seat.
And ( here comes some real heresy ) try raising the footpegs to their highest position.
It's all about the angles of the knees and hips, not how low you can make the pegs
Yeah, yeah you're saying. WTF does shook sez know?
I'm 6'4", 36" inseam. I've got a '98 K12RS with 93+ thousand miles on it.
I struggled for the first 30K miles with the pegs in the low position, then one day had an absolute friggin' epiphany and raised the pegs. Been there ever since. Had I listened to conventional wisdom, I'd still be miserable.
Work with what you have for a few thousand miles, don't be pissing money away on stuff you may not really need.
IMO, of course.
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