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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-30-2016, 12:19 AM Thread Starter
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any 6' + riders?

While I've shied away from a tight tuck position due to ragged knees and back, a recent ride on an F4 has me thinking I might have a few years left in the joints for that kind of position. I really like the F3 800 and they can be had new for pretty cheap at the moment, but I have yet to sit on one. Seems from the measurements that they are a significantly smaller bike than the F4. I'm 6'1", wondering if there are others over 6' who are riding the F3.
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The F3 is very comfortable compared to my F4, not sure which F4 you rode though ? I'm just over 6'1" and weight too much.
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I'm only a shortarse (5'8"), but I found the current F4 riding position much more cramped than the F3. Certainly less room between seat and footpegs, and also more weight on the wrists. Do yourself a favour and go ride an F3.

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I'm bang on 6 foot and test rode a F3 800 and there was plenty of room.
The bike wasn't in pristine condition so I passed for a B3 800.
You might be cramped if you had extra long legs at 6'1" but for most people they'd be fine.

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The F3 is very comfortable compared to my F4, not sure which F4 you rode though ? I'm just over 6'1" and weight too much.
FWD the video to 10min if you get bored, I'm the bloke with the orange coaches vest on, this was myself and forum member Gregostini swapping bikes on a RideDays event.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sy0t...veq5vqodvhal04
The F4 I rode was a 2005. I thought I was going to come off as a pretzel, but it wasn't bad other than my neck (not used to angling my head back that much).

Guess I'll have to find one to climb on, but I fear the same thing will happen as when I did that with the TV
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I'm 6'1" and have no problems riding my F3. I'm no knee dragger either. Hope this helps

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I am 6'1 with relative long legs. Fit well on most MV's except the Rivale. My knees are bumping those things in the front...

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I'm 6'2. It's not cramped riding position but I would suggest rear sets to get perfectly comfortable
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I'm 6'1" and the F3 fits me a LOT better than the RSV4 did...and I put 40K miles on the Ape.

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