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Old 05-06-2012, 11:31 AM   #1
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Default Long drive problems: adapting Footrests

I have a F4 1000S from 2006 and when I am driving longer distances (100km+) I get a lot of pain in my neck, arms and shoulders. This is mainly due to the agressive sitting on the bike and probably my length (1.92m).

Now I was thinking of repositioning the footrests or replacing them with ones which are easy to reposition.

Does anyone have experience with one of the two and can help?

In a month I will be driving to the Isle of Man, starting from the Netherlands, so I need to do something about it, otherwise I will not survive the trip
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Old 05-06-2012, 01:45 PM   #2
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Well I can't recommend anything but I've done le mans , assent rom uk. and end of this month Santander to Andorra the Barcelona then back to Santander
All we do is stop when u fill up for a break also keep moving your body feet and if your arms start to hurt relax them n rest your upper body on the tank to take weight
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Old 05-06-2012, 04:25 PM   #3
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I found it relatively painful on longer journeys so I got the Gilles footrests or rear sets as they are called- there's loads of positioning options for the rests and they perform faultlessly

That together with keeping fit, I now run about 20m per week- all help in riding the Mv long distance & for long periods in the saddle. Before I was running I'd get cramp in my legs and my neck would kill with the upward looking riding position...

General fitness really plays a massive part in enduring the 'gun it' riding position
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Old 05-06-2012, 06:15 PM   #4
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That together with keeping fit, I now run about 20m per week- all help in riding the Mv long distance & for long periods in the saddle. Before I was running I'd get cramp in my legs and my neck would kill with the upward looking riding position...

General fitness really plays a massive part in enduring the 'gun it' riding position
20m? 20 meters? I really can't imagine that helping all that much

General fitness helps, so does being flexible. On breaks, do small exercises (star jumps, squats, etc) and then stretch.

Also a tank bag full of stuff is great to rest your upper body on
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