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Offline Noggie

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Rearsets to go lower
« on: January 22, 2019, 06:19:02 PM »
Guys, need some advise.

I've tried searching, in here and google, but I really can't find the info I need.

As part of "waiting for spring" I wanted to get some adjustable rearsets.
Being fairly short, just 175cm and with a an inseam of 74, you would think I'd fit relatively well in the S1000R stock.

After a couple of seasons with the bike I do find that my hips sometimes cramp up a little.
I could get a cruiser or something, but I like the bike and thought I'd give rearsets a go before I get a different bike.

In my mind, I would like to go lower for comfort, however information available on the inter webs suggests that most rearsets will only go higher on the S1000R.
Searching in here kind of give me the same impression.

Anyone know of rearsets for our bikes that will go lower than stock?

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Re: Rearsets to go lower
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2019, 07:35:48 PM »
Just get lowering pegs, I've seen a set for sale here on the forum...

https://www.s1000r.co.uk/index.php/topic,5885.0.html


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Re: Rearsets to go lower
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2019, 07:23:38 PM »
I was searching for the same thing and also couldn't find clear answer. The rearsets that I bought from eBay were higher than stock
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Adjustable-Rearsets-Footrest-Foot-Pegs-BMW-S1000R-2014-2016-S1000RR-2009-2014/202535032025?fits=UKM_Make%3ABMW&epid=2226491052&hash=item2f280754d9:g:AJoAAOSwteFb4oWI

I think someone claimed HP rearsets can go a bit lower but they are pricey (if they, indeed, go lower).
Adjustable footpegs give the legroom you desire BUT you'll have problems with brake and gear pedals (the angle of the gear pedal can be adjusted but you might have QS issues, brake pedal isn't even adjustable)...
IMHO, best chance of more legroom is to get a higher seat, comfort seat gives about 2cm more height
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Re: Rearsets to go lower
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2019, 07:48:26 PM »
The Comfort seat , for me , also added a useful bit of legroom, but of course if your shorter in the leg, it makes it a little more difficult to reach the ground when stopped but I do agree, legroom is a little cramped than say, the MT10 which is a more comfortable bike , I suppose the next step in the BMW range is a XR but I cant quite feel the love for those...

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Re: Rearsets to go lower
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2019, 07:57:40 PM »
MT-10 and the Superduke 1290 were the most comfortable supernaked bikes that I test rode...

S1000XR is comfy and super capable and Superduke GT is an interesting alternative!
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Re: Rearsets to go lower
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2019, 08:46:44 PM »
Superduke (and all KTMs I've ever ridden) have the most useless seat known to mankind... they are about 1/4 inch of foam and super soft.  It's like being on a racebike, IMO.

I honestly can't imagine anyone saying a Super Duke 1290R is comfortable...  did it have the powersports seat?

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Re: Rearsets to go lower
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2019, 01:24:04 PM »
Had a new titanium knee fitted not long ago, which makes everything very tight on long journeys 400mile days. I bought a set of vario pegs that drop up to 75mm or raise from standard 8 different positions. Put it on and all day comfortable well worth it.

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Re: Rearsets to go lower
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2019, 08:41:07 PM »
*Originally Posted by Clem0206 [+]
Had a new titanium knee fitted not long ago, which makes everything very tight on long journeys 400mile days. I bought a set of vario pegs that drop up to 75mm or raise from standard 8 different positions. Put it on and all day comfortable well worth it.

Have you a link to those you could put up , please?

Good to hear the new (lighter?!) knee doesnt stop you from putting the miles in..

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Re: Rearsets to go lower
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2019, 10:17:07 PM »
https://www.sportouring.co.uk/shop/comfort-ergonomics/footpeg-kits/mfw-footpeg-kits/mfw-vario-25-to-50-mm-extension-arms/
BMW S 1000 R 14 051020600 FRONT VARIO BRACKET
MFW Vario Tapered Sport Pegs (pair
This is pretty much what I have, they are not the cheapest but good quality. They do a 30mm solid extension arm that will combine and give you a max drop of about 75 mm. Keeping up physio surgeon says it may take a couple of years but knee will hopefully bend 90 degrees by then. Until then these certainly help. :046:

 


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