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im 6'4" and wear a size 16 shoe. i want to purchase a r6 but i am not feeling comfortable on the bike. posting to see if there are any options like rear sets available or if anyone was in my shoes.

the biggest problem is not the reach to the bars but its my long legs, my knees go higher than the tank when i shift up or move my foot. it just feels like a pretzel. do rear sets go lower to expand leg room

the new r1 is something i may have to get because of the expanded leg room but i just didnt want to deal with all the power right now

any guys in my position?
 

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im 6' 2" and dont have a big prob. one thing you can do is get a different rearset for the bike so you can adjust them to be more comfortable. but that size 16 is just huge man. i only got a 12. other then that you just have to get used to riding it that way :cheers
 

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I'm 6'2"-6'3" and wear a size 14 shoe. I have no problems whatsoever on my R6. I just slide my butt against the passenger seat to make some extra room...
 

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the r1 is about the same though, height wise, and leg postioning, id dunno that sounds kinda uncomfortable too be in your shoes, the bikes werent make for ogers! naw im kidding :mrgreen: :cheers
 

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I think the rear sets is your good idea.

Another option would be to change the shifting to the GP style so when you up-shift you are pushing down not up... might help.
 

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I'm 6'1 oddly enough I found sliding forward almost all the way creates a better fit (and easier corner turn-in)

sliding forward gets my legs into the tank grooves.

that with rearsets should open up some room.
 

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pascal said:
I'm 6'1 oddly enough I found sliding forward almost all the way creates a better fit (and easier corner turn-in)

sliding forward gets my legs into the tank grooves.

that with rearsets should open up some room.
thats how your suppost to sit, thats how i sit, and everyone i know pretty much, any in puts?
 

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Dude I am 6'6 and I do not have any problems. Why do your legs move when you shift? All you have to do is move your foot. New sets look nice but is it really something you need?

Also one more thing--have you ever ridden the bike or have you just sat on it at the show room. You fit on the bike a lot different when you are actually riding. I thought the same thing when I sat on it at the dealer.
 

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i'm with pascal...........I'm 6'4" but only a size 12, 13. I find sliding farther forward more compfortable for knee room, but feel fine either way actually. the harder i ride, the more i notice it and find myself smashing my nuts alot.

Definitly go with a set of adjustable rearsets....you're looking at $400 or so, but price is nothing for compfort!
 

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Most of the rearsets I've seen are going to put your feet higher, and further back. Which means your knees will be higher up and you will be leaning forward more than stock.

I'm not real sure that's what you are looking for.

Of course I'm only 5'8" so I have no idea what you're going through.
 

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gcofieldd said:
Dude I am 6'6 and I do not have any problems. Why do your legs move when you shift? All you have to do is move your foot. New sets look nice but is it really something you need?

Also one more thing--have you ever ridden the bike or have you just sat on it at the show room. You fit on the bike a lot different when you are actually riding. I thought the same thing when I sat on it at the dealer.
wow how do you ride the r6 or sportbikes in general

you probably could ride on the passenger seat lol
 

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Along with the adjustable rearsets, you might want to consider Heli modified bars, they are about an 1.5 inches higher and more rearward...seem to help some...
 

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personally i am 6'2 and wear a size 14. i just bought a 2004 R6, and it is ok with me. the only thing is that when i ride for more than 30 min, my knees get a lil sore, but that might b normal. other than that, no probs here.
 
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