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    Tallish riders - increased reach? Coming from a Sprint ST
    on: Dec 28, 2018, 11.07 pm
    Dec 28, 2018, 11.07 pm
    Hi folks,

    TT forum newb here, apologize if this has been asked and answered, my quick search didn't answer my question.

    I am built like an ape, 6'2" with a 32" inseam, all torso and arms.  I currently ride a Sprint ST that is getting long in the tooth (a 99). I love the fit and can ride all day typically 4-500 mile days while touring.

    I would love to upgrade to a Trophy but when sitting on one I found the handlebars seemed to be in my lap.  I am so accustomed to and love the stretched out position of the Sprint.

    Has anyone increased the reach to the bars?  Aftermarket options?  The bars have that crazy swoop back towards the rider that I would love to shorten.

    Looking to put a little more sport into the sport tourer.

    Anyone that came from a Sprint would love to hear your thoughts.

    Thank you,
    Bob

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    Re: Tallish riders - increased reach? Coming from a Sprint ST
    Reply #1 on: Dec 28, 2018, 11.22 pm
    Dec 28, 2018, 11.22 pm
    I felt the same way coming off my R1200GS.
    GenMar makes a set of handlebar risers, and Knight Design makes lowered footpegs.
    The Std. saddle provided with the Trophy in the U.S. is actually the low saddle offered in Europe. I believe if you order the Triumph accessory comfort saddle at a reasonable $190, it is the taller Euro design, which has two adjustments starting at, I believe 32.5Ē and going up from there.

    In my case, adding the first two items, and setting the stock seat to the higher of two settings solved my concerns.

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    Re: Tallish riders - increased reach? Coming from a Sprint ST
    Reply #2 on: Dec 28, 2018, 11.35 pm
    Dec 28, 2018, 11.35 pm
    Golden955. I'm 6'1.5" and have put a set of bar risers on my Trophy. I also have raised my saddle by putting a couple of rubber blocks [about 2" thick] on the two step section of the rear saddle rest area on the frame beneath the rear of my seat. I attached them with a small bolt and lock nut drilled through the rubber and through the hole in the stepped section.  I then have the seat/saddle raised to the upper setting. I have added an Airhawk to the seat. This has opened up my knee angle and made it comfortable to bang out SS1600 kilometre days. If I was in the States I'd have a Russell Day Long seat, but the cost to send it over, get changed, send back, is a "LITTLE" expensive for this "old [70] pensioner". All the best with your Trophy and future trips.  :821: :158:
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    Re: Tallish riders - increased reach? Coming from a Sprint ST
    Reply #3 on: Dec 29, 2018, 12.52 am
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    I'm 6'3" with 32 inseam.   RDL seat in high position as noted above will give you plenty of room for your arms and you really can ride all day long.
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    Re: Tallish riders - increased reach? Coming from a Sprint ST
    Reply #4 on: Dec 29, 2018, 02.20 pm
    Dec 29, 2018, 02.20 pm
    Ok, thank you guys.

    So nothing to shorten the pulled back bars?  I just need a little lean forward, something unfortunately like the FJ13s.

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    Re: Tallish riders - increased reach? Coming from a Sprint ST
    Reply #5 on: Dec 29, 2018, 02.58 pm
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    There are no alternative bars available that I am aware of.

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    Re: Tallish riders - increased reach? Coming from a Sprint ST
    Reply #6 on: Dec 29, 2018, 05.19 pm
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    Iím your build as well, but 6í4. I too had to get used to these touring bars. Iíve found if you ride upright the bars are about perfect and relaxing. I previously rode a Kawasaki C14, which is more Sprint style.
    Anyway it just different. Most iron butt guys swear buy this upright style.

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    Re: Tallish riders - increased reach? Coming from a Sprint ST
    Reply #7 on: Dec 29, 2018, 05.59 pm
    Dec 29, 2018, 05.59 pm
    Hi Golden,

    I ride a 2006 Sprint ST and also have the 2014 Trophy. I'm only 5' 11" with 30" inseam and found the Trophy riding position very different at first but quickly became used to it. For me, the bars are perfectly positioned for a long relaxing ride and I find that I can ride the Trophy just as hard as the Sprint on my favourite twisty roads. In fact, with the greater leverage afforded by the Trophy bars, I find that I don't work as hard transitioning through the close, tight corners. I have often done 1200 KM days on the Sprint and the exact same ride on the Trophy leaves me slightly more relaxed at days end.

    These bikes are already quite tall so I'm pretty sure that the seat on high position would be comfortable and you could still flat foot when stopped.

    Sitting on the Trophy just doesn't do it justice so hopefully you can get a test ride on your favourite roads. Just make sure the test bike has good rubber otherwise it would not be a fair comparison to your Sprint.

     



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