Wish they were waterproof.
Last edited by firstname.lastname@example.org; 07-23-2013 at 01:29 PM.
Buck in Greensboro, NC
2013 R 1200 RT Midnight Blue
These were recommended by some folks in a thred last year
I have not purchased yet.
I get to ride all the new BMWs when working at Nicks BMW as thier lead demo rider. The F800 is an easy flat foot bike for me with regular BMW style riding boots on. When I ride the R1200GS it certainly is taller, but I can still get my left foot flat to the ground at stops. Both feet is on the ball of my boots. Most often when i ride though, I can make complete stops with both feet on the pegs, and take off before I need to put any foot down. Again, that comes with training, practice and confidence.
A G450X, or a R1200GS Adventure, THOSE are tall bikes, for which I take more care in planning my stops, searching just where/when/how my foot will go down so I can still get one foot flat to ground. But both feet down is getting close to the toes of my boots. But the emphasis really is in the searching/planning of where/when/how you plan your stop to mitigate any "reach" issues. When I move tall bikes around, same for heavy bikes, I'm off the bike and I rest the bike against my right hip to help stabilize the bike AND me.
Woodenshoe to Cheesehead
I was in a traffic jam for several miles with about ten thousand other bikers on A1A in Daytona wearing a pair of those Vibram soled logging boots. Foot caught on peg, bike down with foot caught under it. Gal jumped off the back of a Harley and helped right my Japanese cruiser and get me unstuck. I just kept repeating none of these people know me, none of these people know me. I'll never see them again.
I think I'd get a couple of used shock/springs and have the spring shortened until I had a reasonable riding height.
Here it comes:
yada, yada, yada.
If you ever did anything to bottom out the lowered suspension I hope you will be wearing a good boxers mouthpiece or have a dentist in the family. I've come close and it hurts, believe me.
It's dangerous now. It's going to fall over. Pick your poison.
And even worse, while you're laying there in your Madonna boots with a broken leg you'll remember - That jerk told me this would happen.
Last edited by GKman; 07-23-2013 at 09:48 PM.
About 1966, a sleepy Harley Davidson/Schwinn shop in Saint Joseph, Missouri (50 miles north of Kansas City).
Rider, turned out to be a Brit, rides up on a Royal Enfield twin. He was short and the motorcycle was the tallest that anybody had ever seen. He rides parallel to the curb, stops with one foot on the sidewalk, dismounts and goes about his business like its the way everybody always does it. Love those stories (this one I know to be true). I just don't want to be this guy or the Rollie Free in the shower cap and speedo's doing it.
Flat footing is a dance we Hillbillys do and the only kind of flat footing I have ever been able to do. My short inseam and old age pretty much rules out the newer BMWs. My "cruiser" BMW may be my last.
'You can say what you want about the South, but I almost never hear of anyone wanting to retire to the North.
White 09 Burgman 650, 650 V-Star Midnight Custom-Why doesn't make a bike for short folks?
Good height on the heel and plenty of room for the calf. Fits all your requirements.
1978 R100rs MOA#22600 125cc Kymco
The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.