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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Aug 12th, 2019, 9:31 am Thread Starter
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Would a 34" inseam be too tall to tuck the knees in on a K75RT?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Aug 12th, 2019, 2:15 pm
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The answer is a qualified "Maybe".

I'm 6-6 and rode my '85 K100RS without difficulty, but my knees were more flexible then.

I'm not particularly fond of the seat-to-peg geometry of my present K1300GT, but picked it up in Portland OR and rode to San Diego CA over 2.5 weeks, two-up, when I bought it off ebay. Peg extenders look nice but not cheap.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Aug 12th, 2019, 9:00 pm Thread Starter
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Thanks for the response. I am thinking about a fly and ride home for a ‘95 K75RT, but I saw a YouTube (Adam Chandler) and he was too long legged to tuck his knees behind the fairing. His legs were splayed outside of the lower section. I think that I would have the same problem, even though I am not really tall, at 6’-1, with a 34” inseam.

Just wondering if someone about my size had a problem getting comfortable on a K75RT.

I was very comfortable on my old K100, but it had no fairing of course.

'73 R75/5 Granada Red
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'99 XR600R Street Legal
'85 K100 (gone, but not forgotten)

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Today, 7:47 am
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I'm 6-2 with a 34" inseam and have put lots of miles on a K75RT. If you have very thick knee armor then it's a little scrunched. Initially it may take some miles to get used to not banging your knees when you need to put your feet down but once you get used to it it's a non-issue.

If you plan to put lots of miles on the bike then get a Russell Day Long seat (one made by Russell FOR YOU, not just any used one) which can put you back a little father and up a little higher.

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