Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Portland, Oregon, USA
I'm a bit taller at 6'3", but I like a low bike anyway. The GL1000 I am riding right now has shorter shocks on it, but they are in sad shape. I think they came off of something like a CB450, shorter but not as sturdy. The rear fender sits just above the tire with my weight (275 lbs.) on the bike, with just enough give room to feel like a rigid when I hit a solid bump. I have spent the last month looking at this bike to figure out how to move the foot controls so that my knees aren't scrunched up while riding, and it seems that I'll have to move them to forward and above the cylinder heads, describing a line above the timing belts. The biggest pain looks to be changing the shift linkage to work in that location.
I am enjoying reading your efforts, it is giving me a few ideas. Thanks!
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