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OK, so I love absolutely everything about this bike! I've pretty much decided I want to buy this buke with the exception of the much discussed issue of the seat to peg distance. I'm 6'1" and I can't operate the shifter properly because my knees are way too bent. I've read all the great things about lowering pegs and seat mods; but I can't seem to convince myself that I be comfortable on this bike to go ahead with the purchase. Yes, I have considered the DL650, fits perfect, but like the flickability of the versys over the Suzuki.

So, for those that lowered the pegs and added height to the seat; are you really comfortable?

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I'm 6'2" 32-33 inseam with a bad left knee.I added the motowerks peg lowering blocks and got a baldwin tall seat. The lowering pegs lowered 1.3 inches and the seat is an inch taller and also able to sit back an extra inch over stock seat. Solved my problem also added some handle bar risers to allow for a more comfortable ride.



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There are alot of great seat mods available on the forum. If your handy with that kind of thing. i'm good are tearing stuff up so its cheaper for me to just buy a seat. The motowerks lowering blocks did the most for relieving pressure off my knee's. http://motowerk.com/Versys.aspx

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Also if your 6'1" sit on the bike and make sure if you look in the mirrors.Its more than likely that all your looking at is your shoulders. If so check out the motowerks mirror extenders. The lowering blocks and mirror extenders were the first 2 things i did to my bike.

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Also if your 6'1" sit on the bike and make sure if you look in the mirrors.Its more than likely that all your looking at is your shoulders. If so check out the motowerks mirror extenders. The lowering blocks and mirror extenders were the first 2 things i did to my bike.

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X 2!!! I'm 5' 10" with 31.5" inseam, and I raised the front of my seat 9/16" with washers and longer bolts, added the footpeg lowering and mirror extenders, and can't IMAGINE riding without them!


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What does this mod give you over the stock pegs?
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What does this mod give you over the stock pegs?


They have a much better feel than the stock pegs. Thier beefier than the stock pegs for a better foot hold. More rubber than the stock so cuts down on the vibration i felt when i first got the bike. Also when at a stop and the bike rolls foward the stock pegs use to jam into the back of my calf where as the concours pegs just fold up. They are not cheap but i'd buy them again in a heartbeat.

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OK, so I love absolutely everything about this bike! I've pretty much decided I want to buy this buke with the exception of the much discussed issue of the seat to peg distance. I'm 6'1" and I can't operate the shifter properly because my knees are way too bent. I've read all the great things about lowering pegs and seat mods; but I can't seem to convince myself that I be comfortable on this bike to go ahead with the purchase. Yes, I have considered the DL650, fits perfect, but like the flickability of the versys over the Suzuki.

So, for those that lowered the pegs and added height to the seat; are you really comfortable?

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what the easier fix? make the v strom flickable or raise the versys seat and buy speedy lower peg kit and then get some vario pegs and get them lower againthen add bar raisers maybe $2- 300, v strom fickable cost?? sell it buy another bike

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