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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Hi all

Am picking my new RS up on Sat. Just wonder if anyone has any suggestions. I've got small hands (as Homer describes them 'Carny hands') and the clutch is quite heavy.

Apart from fitting an adjustable lever or going the Evolutione route....any other practical solutions???

Ta
 
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Start building up those forearm muscles. A hand spring or gel ball will do the trick. Takes a little time and they'll be sore for a while, but it's the cheapest way to solve the problem.
 
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Or if you have enough money, just hire a small person to sit on your tank and do the work for you:D
 
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Wee willy winkie

Dear Mr Al

Thank you for your suggestion, I have found the right person for the job......me. I'm 5' 5"

Unfortunately I now need someone to do the gears and stuff as I cant reach the pegs sitting on the tank

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Re: Wee willy winkie

Did you drop the suspension down to fit on the bike? My buddy who is 5'7" got on mine and almost tipped it over. He was on both tip-toes.

BULL

By the way, I just bought a monkey on ebay for $650 and it handles the clutch. I give the monkey a banana Runt when it does well and I spank the monkey when it messes up. It learned very quickly, but now has many cavities from the Runts.

Stupid monkey...
 
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Re: Wee willy winkie

5' 5" and you own a Tre! You must have calf muscles like Arnie as you must be on your tippy toes most of the time;) I bet you tuck behind the screen nicely though:D


And as for spanking that monkey of yours Mr Bullbalz .... you should be ashamed of yourself ;)
 
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Hey Nique. Im not sure on the benelli but my father in law has an R1 yet he's only 5ft 9in with small hands and bought some of those fully adjustable levers. They wern't cheap at around £140 UK each but not only can he adjust the leverage but he can also bring the levers in exactly where he wants. Ill try find the name and post it. As for the stiffness (excuse the wording). I find that after a few miles they get a little easier anyways - maybe its the oil warming up...maybe its just me :D Either ways hope you find a solution.

ps the monkey thing ballbalz...dude your off your rocker lol :rollin
 
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Re: Clutch & the vertically challenged

5'5" ? You need to get a little more radical than me, but have a look at one solution - here
 
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Short arse

Hi Eugina

Saw your link about the side stand but didn't understand it....I suppose it'll help when I actually get the bike so I can see what to look for

Yup I am a short arse but the RS fits me better than my RSV Factory I've just had....

Only real pain in the arse was I can't get my knee down coz I'm so high up and my thighs are so short.

On a Beemer K1200S was a totally different story though
 
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Short legs

I have done it more than once.....honest You're just picking on me coz I'm short. <img border=0 src="http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/tongue.gif" />

Just not very often coz of me diddy legs. Only caught it a couple of times on film. Behold......

<img border=0 src="http://C:\Documents and Settings\Me\My Documents\My Pictures\Bike(s)!\BMW Freebie at Rockinham 200605\Eeeyyy! Monkey boy does the business.jpg" />

<img border=0 src="http://C:\Documents and Settings\Me\My Documents\My Pictures\Bike(s)!\Mallory Park 100804\knee dooon.jpg" />

Had front and rear dropped by 10mm, can now get flat foot down with right leg on peg.

Clutch now seems OK, a little heavy but none more so than my Priller.
 
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