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Offline brilave

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Short arse in Oxted
on: July 24, 2015, 02:19:28 PM
Just upgraded my Cross runner to Crosstourer, and trying to get comfortable. I've ordered a Honda short seat, softened the rear suspension, and now looking at replacing the handlebar risers with a shorter version.

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Re: Short arse in Oxted
Reply #1 on: July 25, 2015, 01:35:58 AM
 :400: along.
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Re: Short arse in Oxted
Reply #2 on: July 25, 2015, 08:05:04 AM
*Originally Posted by brilave [+]
Just upgraded my Cross runner to Crosstourer, and trying to get comfortable. I've ordered a Honda short seat, softened the rear suspension, and now looking at replacing the handlebar risers with a shorter version.

 :400: from Lancashire

I would think the 'shorter handlebar riser' is a No-No but there are certainly options to swop to a 'flatter' handlebar profile as long as they clear the fuel tank when on full lock.

You may indeed need to alter the rear shock but IMHO 'softening it' is NOT the way to do it (unless of course you did this to get the desired SAG correct?)

I have some lowering plates sitting on my garage shelf that you can try out for free, (I will even post them to you) they restrict the lean angle slightly but effectively lower the back end by 30mm. Combine this with letting the forks up through the yokes by about 15mm and you will feel much more in control when paddling the bike around.

I'm 5'7" tall and went back to normal ride height and a lowered seat and manage this way as I couldn't live with occasionally 'grounding out' on a bumpy bend at speed, my Sphincter was complaining too much  :110:

Good luck on getting it sorted to 'your' satisfaction  :152:

Ian  :305:

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Re: Short arse in Oxted
Reply #3 on: August 12, 2015, 07:16:57 PM
The lower seat, with the handlebars pulled forward slightly has it sorted thanks.  :152:

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Re: Short arse in Oxted
Reply #4 on: August 12, 2015, 08:11:30 PM
Welcome from an Englishman in West Wales :-)

Where you from buddy?
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Re: Short arse in Oxted
Reply #5 on: August 12, 2015, 09:17:26 PM
 :400: mate - I am near East Grinstead so we must meet up for a ride one day. presently in the USA but back in September.
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Re: Short arse in Oxted
Reply #6 on: August 12, 2015, 10:50:57 PM
Welcome, I am in Oxford as well.

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Re: Short arse in Oxted
Reply #7 on: August 13, 2015, 07:48:27 AM
Cheers, although it's OxTED, near the Surrey/Kent border.  We're moving up to Liverpool in September to be nearer to family in Belfast and Leeds.

 


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