Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Salmon Arm, BC, Canada
Tall Riders - Full Legroom at last
I'm 6'6", about 250 lbs, 36" inseam.
Didn't like that my right foot was blocked by the rear brake pedal, even with the Kury 1071 extended lever. I covered, the bike with cloth, surrounded the right shifter with fireproof material, ground 1/2 of the brake pad off (at the notches, cut the stock humongous black rubber pad in half, slipped it on, and now I can put my feet straight ahead into the lower for several more inches of legroom. Will get a small softtail brake pad when I can. Got the idea from some guy on this forum when he said he ground the stock pad in half, so I did the same to the Kury part.
Earlier this week, put the Walter's workshop extended shifter on and Kury 1" out and 1" forward extenders. Kept the shifter on the inside and capped the shift rod on the outside instead of putting a bushing on the inside. Now the shifter and brake are both on the inside edge of each footboard, and I can put both feet comfortably right into the lowers.
The bike finally feels absolutely right with those additions and the Ultimate 2-piece seat with backrest (and tall clearview shield on the way).