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    Ergonomics
    on: May 27, 2022, 08.02 pm
    May 27, 2022, 08.02 pm
    I've seen a lot of comments saying that the front footpegs are in an awkward position, and I'm inclined to agree.

    I'm 6'3" and find they are too high, so plan to fit some adjustable variants.

    My question is (and I know people's opinions will differ, so I'm only looking for a consensus) - would they also be better moved backwards (sportier), or forwards (more relaxed)?

    Apart from height, my main complaint is putting feet down at a stop or paddling the bike.

    Note that I have a DCT so the gearshift pedal won't enter the equation!
    Last Edit: May 27, 2022, 08.05 pm by Hound

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    Re: Ergonomics
    Reply #1 on: May 27, 2022, 08.56 pm
    May 27, 2022, 08.56 pm
    Being 6ft 2, but with short legs (31" inseam), I found the footpegs great. I agree they're a bit further forward than most bikes and care is needed when coming to a stop, but once moving, they seemed to be just the thing.

    I've had a new Africa Twin 1100 in my care for the evening (I work part time at a bike dealer) and the two things I preferred over the CT were the weight (about 40Kg lighter) and the engine noise. Being a 270 degree parallel twin, it sounds like a big meaty vee twin. However, more vibes than the CT, and the seat wasn't very comfortable. This is a brank spanking new 22 reg Adventure sports spec. The dashboard is like switching on a laptop and I must confess I didn't have a clue what all the options were - if I owned it I would get jiggy with the owner's manual - but the CT I like because it doesn't have 257 different permutations for suspension, traction control, wheelie control, cornering ABS etc.
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    Re: Ergonomics
    Reply #2 on: May 27, 2022, 10.12 pm
    May 27, 2022, 10.12 pm
    It's funny but I have never thought of the footpegs being in an awkward position. I'm 6' and for me they are just right! Proves that we are all different!

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    Re: Ergonomics
    Reply #3 on: May 28, 2022, 12.07 pm
    May 28, 2022, 12.07 pm
    For me the standard pedals are fine for position when riding but a pain when stopped. They’re right in the inside of my boots, so instead of my legs being close to the bike and supportive they’re pushed out and it’s not comfortable! Be interested if anyone has fitted rear set brackets or similar?

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    Re: Ergonomics
    Reply #4 on: May 28, 2022, 03.17 pm
    May 28, 2022, 03.17 pm
    I'm 6'-1' with a 34" inseam and find the pegs well positioned fore and aft, this is one bike where the pegs DON"T hit me in the leg when I put my feet down at a stop.  The Yamaha FJR and Kawasaki Versys 1000 pegs both hit me right in the calf every time.  If I "had to" move them, my choice would be to move them rearward and down slightly.

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    Re: Ergonomics
    Reply #5 on: May 28, 2022, 08.57 pm
    May 28, 2022, 08.57 pm
    Thanks folks. With a 33-34 inseam, I find I have to put my tippy-toes on the pegs in order for my knees to be in the right place. And the pegs are still too high.

    I haven't had an adventure-type bike before, having been pampered by Pan Europeans for twenty years.

    So BeTony's "rearward and lower" sounds right for me.

    If changing the footpeg position doesn't work out, you can all remind me that you told me so.


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    Re: Ergonomics
    Reply #6 on: May 31, 2022, 10.44 am
    May 31, 2022, 10.44 am
    I'm 6 foot with a 32 inch inseam and find the foot peg position fine. I think it's something you adapt to.

    In relation to ergonomics, the one thing that made a difference for me was handlebar adjustment. Although the manual describes lining up the dot on the bar with the top of the lower clamp bracket. I found that a small difference either way made a significant change and particularly in relation to the angle of my wrists.
    Last Edit: May 31, 2022, 10.45 am by Pickaxe

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    Re: Ergonomics
    Reply #7 on: May 31, 2022, 11.11 am
    May 31, 2022, 11.11 am
    My bike (as it came from the PO) is lowered 20mm front and rear (brackets at rear, forks up through yokes at front), but also has 30mm risers on the bars. I find the bar position fine but never noticed a position dot - I must go and look!

     



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