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    For a largish bike it's pretty cramped!
    on: Apr 03, 2018, 01.37 pm
    Apr 03, 2018, 01.37 pm
    Finding the CT pretty cramped, particularly the peg to seat dimension - in fact it could be the least comfortable ride in the garage which is surprising

    Plenty of discussion on here around low seats / lowering kits, but has anybody looked at higher seats / lower pegs?  I've chucked max pre-load at the rear and it's made no difference.  Need to make this thing way taller - anybody had the same problem?

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    Re: For a largish bike it's pretty cramped!
    Reply #1 on: Apr 03, 2018, 02.46 pm
    Apr 03, 2018, 02.46 pm
    I found the same, so invested in a peg lowering kit from sportouring.co.uk.
    I got the 50mm extension bars, which can be set at various angles. They are set down and back for me, and once I got used to the greater distance between the pegs and brake/gear shift, I found them much better.
    The best photo I have of them is my profile picture. Just in case you can't zoom in, here is one you can expand.



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    Reply #2 on: Apr 03, 2018, 02.48 pm
    Apr 03, 2018, 02.48 pm
    Ahhhhh excellent - thank you Slidy, very helpful indeed.  Cheers

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    Re: For a largish bike it's pretty cramped!
    Reply #3 on: Apr 03, 2018, 03.03 pm
    Apr 03, 2018, 03.03 pm

    Jaws Blackbird parts (Online) do a good quality Footrest lowering kit that drops them about 25 to 30mm for £34.00 Really meant for the Blackbird but fits Crosstourer and Crossrunner perfectly - I've a kit that's been on all three.

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    Reply #4 on: Apr 03, 2018, 03.46 pm
    Apr 03, 2018, 03.46 pm
    Thanks John - I know of John (Jaws) and the Jaws Motorcycle business from 20 odd years ago :-)

    So these are just a straight swap out using the standard CT pegs........ hmmmmm - a lot cheaper as an option

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    Reply #5 on: Apr 03, 2018, 04.18 pm
    Apr 03, 2018, 04.18 pm

    They are adaptors and you still use the original CT Footrests. See photo below from when they were on my Crossrunner.


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    Reply #6 on: Apr 03, 2018, 04.59 pm
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    Re: For a largish bike it's pretty cramped!
    Reply #7 on: Apr 03, 2018, 05.22 pm
    Apr 03, 2018, 05.22 pm

    Not me with 29" inside leg, but having fitted a Honda lower seat, found the seat to knee to foot spacing was too cramped, but I did have a new Knee a couple of years ago so maybe that was part of my problem.

    Really happy now being able to get both feet flat on the ground and still be comfortable while riding.

     



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