Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Evansville, WI,
Well I have a comment to make, sorry if it doesn't really zoom in on your actual physical "bike" problem. Here is a fix and I really want you to think about this.
First of all I was at one time an MSF instructor and gave the MIT (motorcycle in traffic) tests here in Wisconsin, just so you know I didn't just dream all this up.
What I have to say I think really can help you out, and others who have a height problem with BMW or any taller bike.
What I am recommending is that you ONLY put your left foot down, this will help you alot with an inseam problem. NOW a little background which may help you see the logic in driving this way, no matter what you drive.
First, with your foot on the right peg and the brake applied, at night if you are stopped say at a traffic light, the rear brake will be on, which might make a difference in someone noticing you sitting there.
Another reason that this is a good general technique is for stopping on a hill (up or down), you are now in the habit of holding the bike in place with the rear brake. This is good because you now don't have to try synchronizing between the throttle and front brake.
On a tall bike this habit of just putting down your left foot normally will help you in handling the stops better. I haven't been able to flat-foot both feet for over 20 years with my K75S with standard seats and has never been a problem.