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post #11 of 28 (permalink) Old 09-14-2018, 05:00 PM
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Fortunately, they don't make them to fit the 12.

Why ain't we ridin'?
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I have talked to a couple of folks who had thicker soles added to their riding boots.


gave them up to an inch of extra leg length for riding.


can make the shifter a bit difficult to use though
Yes, my boots already barely fit. I suspect if I rode with 3" thick Daytons like were all the rage in the early 80s, shifting would be near impossible.
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i dont get it. lots of short folks ride everyday. lean left as you stop. pick up both feet and go.
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i dont get it. lots of short folks ride everyday. lean left as you stop. pick up both feet and go.
Like I said, the biggest issue is maneuvering the bike when parked, especially backing up. I wish it had reverse like my old sidehack.
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On my 1100 my wife was reverse for years
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lol. quit riding and enjoy another hobby. weird sex gadgets!
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One thing that can help a lot is removing some foam from the sides of the seat. At 5’9 you’re tall enough, but the width of the seat doesn’t let your leg drop down as easily. Backing up a loaded Wing tiptoes on loose footing is a disaster waiting to happen.

On Naked bikes shorter rear shocks and dropping the forks an inch in the triple trees is common.

As memory serves me (or not) I believe the 1100 shocks were an inch shorter.
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LOL Is that from IkEA?
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One thing that can help a lot is removing some foam from the sides of the seat. At 5’9 you’re tall enough, but the width of the seat doesn’t let your leg drop down as easily. Backing up a loaded Wing tiptoes on loose footing is a disaster waiting to happen.

On Naked bikes shorter rear shocks and dropping the forks an inch in the triple trees is common.

As memory serves me (or not) I believe the 1100 shocks were an inch shorter.

This is true, it's almost like sitting a horse, it's so wide. What is a Naked bike?
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