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Has anyone come up with an elegant solution to the horrible lever position? Filing the pin off doesn't appeal too much, and the levers would hit the fairing if they drop much further. Are there clip-ons that fix the issue?

Edit : talking about MY13 F4RR
 

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I swapped the bars from side to side - made a noticeable improvement ..... you will need to file the pins down though, or re-drill the holes in the m/cyl brackets .....
 

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I have turned the pins upisde down to get a bit more height then angled the levers down. The brake has sufficient movement but the clutch lever/m/c set up is a masterpiece in the occupation of space. I have removed the clutch switch to emable it to be angled down a bit more and it is now about acceptable rather than plain uncomfortable. It also doesn't help that the lever design "steps up" slightly and an aftermarket lever would probably help.
 

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Good point Donsy.
Should have said my F4 is 2007.
The 10+ are supposed to be ergonomically better.
What made the most difference for me was getting in better shape physically and staying toned.
I am 56 and as said in another post have done 1500+ miles in 4 days and felt fine.

Ed :)
 

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Good point Donsy.
Should have said my F4 is 2007.
The 10+ are supposed to be ergonomically better.
What made the most difference for me was getting in better shape physically and staying toned.
I am 56 and as said in another post have done 1500+ miles in 4 days and felt fine.

Ed :)
You're a legend Ed, I pray to God that if I make 56 (highly unlikely) that I can do that sort of mileage. I've done 800km in one day with kids on the back on the F4, never again.
And then we have Mitch - and he's OLD mate :naughty:- http://www.mvagusta.net/forum/showthread.php?t=34729 :yo:

This is great.
http://www.mvagusta.net/forum/showthread.php?t=34920
Core strength, that's what it's all about if you wanted to ride a sport bike all day.
 

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Ok I don't know about legends! HA ha!
The last 100+ miles was in the rain w/40lb backpack, and on highway.
That was the worst part, did you know a 1000R can spin the back tyre at 70mph? :)
Sportbike comfort and control are so subjective to body size and weight.
We can only relate what works for us, I cannot stress enough about getting the suspension set up, it really takes the work out of a ride!

Ed:)
 

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Well.....I'm 62 and just spent a few days riding Dave's Tamburini around the South Island of New Zealand. Many hundreds of Kms at a time......I found it to be pretty comfy. Never get to ride my SPR that far non-stop since it is just a track bike at the moment.

Of course, my Brutale is a little easier on my neck, but I really never suffered on the F4. Guess I'm just lucky??? Must be body fit to the bike, because I am certainly not in the best physical strength condition.
 

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Then, there's me, Ed...LOL
 

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I know you are a big guy Chuck!
We hopefully will be able to meet for a ride sometime!

I am 6ft, 175 ish lbs. 33 in waist.
When I first go the F4 I was 200lbs w/36 in waist, my jackets were tight!

Ed :)
 

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In all honesty the F4 750 is the extremest of the riding position.
Now the F4 pre 2010 1000s have a slightly more relaxed arrangement.
The 2010+ F4 is in comparison quite comfy.
However I suffered over Years with riding my F4 750.
Even with the Ferracci risers installed.
I suffered a sore neck, paining shoulders and was after a few hundred miles basically completely exhausted.
It was a little more baerable if I left the zipper of my jacket a few inches open to give the neck a little more room.
Now I bought Matt Lynn's race suit and my riding comfort on the F4 has dramatically changed.
No sore neck, no shoulder pain anymore and pure freedome to move.
I wanted to through this in here for You guys to consider Your riding gear in a way that it might is restricting your movement and is causing You to suffer.
Especially two piece suits, jackets have high collars other than one piece race suits with neopren collar inserts.
The situation worsens once You ride in jeans and a leather jacket.
The long reach to the handle bars is pulling the jacket up, bunching up against the helmet, restricting you even more to lift up Your head.
If You are in this situation You will fight constantly against Your jacket, tiring Your muscles and causing You to be completely exhausted after only a 100 mile ride.
Might You try to sit on Your bike just in a T-Shirt for a while, than You put Your gear on and try it again.
If You excercise this on the rear wheel stand Your position will be way more extreme than the ride will ever be.
This only to make You aware that the handle bars are often not to blaim if You are uncomfy.
 
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