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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old May 26th, 2006, 9:22 pm Thread Starter
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Seat position, bar position

Funny, I'm 6-foot-3 and finding that having the bars in the lowest position and the seat in the low position works best for me. This is really surprising, in that a big reason I bought the bike is that I liked the tall seat and short, upright reach! I have a peg-lowering kit on order that it's possible I may not even use. The old GT caused me to cramp up, even with bar backs and peg-lowerers. What's great about this GT is that the seat can be changed in a few seconds, and the bars are also easy to adjust.

The moral of the story: take advantage of the adjustability of the GT and try a lot of different combinations. You might be surprised by what works for you.
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old May 26th, 2006, 9:30 pm
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You're right. When I moved the bars to the middle position and started using the seat in the low position, the seat didn't feel that bad.

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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old May 27th, 2006, 6:17 am
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Strange. I have my seat in high position, bars in high position. Having zero problems so far. I have tried the seat in the low position but have not moved the bars yet. I am 6' 2" but have very long arms and legs. Nice that the bike is so adjustable, anyone should be able to find the comfort zone.
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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old May 27th, 2006, 1:15 pm
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One temporary mod I'm trying to stop me slowly sliding into the tank is I have removed the seat rubbers at the rear of the seat to take the downslope out. If it works I'll cut down a pair so it'll 'sit' securely! The rubber bungs are exactly the same as off my old RTs.
And for comparison tests I'm 6"2' and I'm on std low seat position and bars one notch down from high-at the moment.

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I am 1.85m tall. for me works best seat on high and bars one step up from full down. seat down is too "rt".

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5'7 (172cm)
Low Seat (in low position)
Handlebars set on low.
I prefere a sporty position.

Best wishes all.

I wonder if BMW take notice of these threads for their R&D?

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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old Sep 5th, 2006, 11:42 am
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I thought I was the only one that noticed the sliding into the tank problem. There's much said about the uncomfortable seat on the GT, but not about the slight downward slope feeling. I've only done a short test ride, but noticed it immediately. If I buy I'll be sure to try your solution. Thanks.
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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old Sep 5th, 2006, 10:58 pm
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My seat is in the high position for super-slabbing, and the low position for the twisties. After much experimenting with the handlebars, I'm leaving them in the lowest position for every type of riding.
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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old Sep 6th, 2006, 2:09 am
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Im 6 foot and I use the seat low and the bars halfway down. I have since tried to put
the seat and the bars up.....didn't feel as good.
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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old Aug 28th, 2007, 6:56 pm
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The KGT is one sweet ride for sure!!! I like mine more every ride!!!!
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