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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-23-2019, 06:36 PM Thread Starter
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Too tall for my beloved Brutale 1090

Hello,
I am 6.2 ft tall (1,90m) and i am not very comfortable on my 2014 Brutale 1090 because of the riding position.
I mean the distance between the seat and the foot pegs is quite small.
Is there any solution to modify this ?
Maybe a higher seat, or moving the footpegs (does not sound easy).
Ps: it is actually the slope of the seat making me slide towards the tank, preventing me to sit further away back from the tank to get more leg room, like i can do on other bikes.
Thank you to bring your ideas.

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This might help you work out what to do. The standard peg setup certainly has a lot of knee bend to an acute angle. I suspect, that there are not too many options.
Depending on how you ride, you might find that a set of offset foot pegs does what you need, at the expense of some toe dragging due to the lower position.
The other alternative would be to get the seat custom padded to fix the slide forward and knee angle at the same time.
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The other alternative would be to get the seat custom padded to fix the slide forward and knee angle at the same time.
This is the best solution..... some manufacturers offer different height seats for some models.

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Hello,
I am 6.2 ft tall (1,90m) and i am not very comfortable on my 2014 Brutale 1090 because of the riding position.
I mean the distance between the seat and the foot pegs is quite small.
Is there any solution to modify this ?
Maybe a higher seat, or moving the footpegs (does not sound easy).
Ps: it is actually the slope of the seat making me slide towards the tank, preventing me to sit further away back from the tank to get more leg room, like i can do on other bikes.
Thank you to bring your ideas.

Lau
I am 6'2" also, i have the Brutale 910 and an F4 which I found both to be a little tight for my size, and on the Brute a sloping forward feeling.
This is what i did with a good enough result, I know it may sound a little unconventional and peeps on the forum may have something to say about it, but i used the rear adjuster and lowered the rear end just enough to take some of the forced forward feeling away, I also took the pins out of the handle clamp and moved the bars forward by about an inch (it raised them), i then adjusted the pegs to their lowest setting.

All these small 'tweeks' made enough difference for me, I also adapted my riding style with the Brute and forced myself into the tank a little, you get used to it to the point you feel a little more involved in the cornering. I have not felt much in the way of handling differences, mind you i only use it a few times a year. A little note on the bars, if you have the original mirrors they will not work as the will be looking at the sky, i have bar end mirrors. The picture may show it looks a little lower?
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It will, in fact, be a little slower responding to steering inputs based on lowering the rear.

As a 6'2" guy myself, I find that it is actually your inseam that matters in this predicament. Mine is 34"...length of leg.

Rear sets that allow lowering your foot position, or moving it back a bit is really the remedy.

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Design Corse rearsets will lower the peg position a shade under 1 inch. I've just fitted a set to mine for the same reason
I'm 6ft with 32 inch inseam and find the position fine.
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