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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-11-2006, 01:28 PM Thread Starter
ways to make the F4-1000 riding position less extreme?

Curious if anyone has some ideas on making the F4-1000 more comfortable for someone like me who has a slight gut. Can you raise the handle bars? Or can you maybe lower the seat a bit? Im 6ft, 235lbs and would ideally like to ride a tiny bit more upright. This is the only reason that i've not bought another F4-1000 yet after crashing my blue one. Any thoughts?

(ps. would making modifications change the way the bike handles?)

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-11-2006, 01:38 PM
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Have a look at dgalleo's post on handlebar adjustment in the F4 section. Newbie question..... This might help.


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Well, besides getting in shape have you test ridden or at least considered a Brutale? I doubt the F4 would ever be any better than that ergonomically.

The seat lowering is limited by the subframe, so I doubt that will help. Even if possible, all it would do IMO is put more tank in your way. Have you the leg length to go the opposite way, and raise the seat to get the tank lower relative to your "slight gut"?

Other thing besides seat and handlebars, are the footrests. Adjsuting these (lower?) may help you as well.
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post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-11-2006, 09:14 PM
 
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I don't consider the MV riding position to be too extreme, but then again I found the old 998 Ducatis comfortable. All I can offer is that you lower the rear suspension slightly. On my bike, 5mm is all I needed.
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I don't really understand the need to make it "less extreme". The bike is what it is... if you wanted a straight up seating bike why not buy something designed for that. For years all I've heard is how Ducati's are torture racks and same with MVs. I find my 996 more comfortable than my MV but at the same time, I think they're both fine for easily doing 6 hours in the saddle. Honestly.. the 999S Ducati is a lot more inline with the position you're desiring, when getting off of my SPR my friend's 999 felt like a cruiser.
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I agree, there really is no so much you can do, and if you make big changes, you change the dynamics of the original design...and that defeats the object..surley?

The R1 is way more uncomfortable to ride that the MV, but its got a lot to do with your body shape as well....Italian cars as an example...you gotta have long arms and no legs!
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I agree, there really is no so much you can do, and if you make big changes, you change the dynamics of the original design...and that defeats the object..surley?

The R1 is way more uncomfortable to ride that the MV, but its got a lot to do with your body shape as well....Italian cars as an example...you gotta have long arms and no legs!
Can you imagine Italians trying to drive a car and talk on the phone? The way they use their hands when talking I can't even imagine!
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