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I've got a 2013 Versys, which is a hellofalottafun to ride. Coming from a 2008 KLR, I find the Versys seat height way too low for me. I'm 6' with a 33" inseam, but feel very cramped in the cockpit of this bike. Any recommendations on raising the seat, lowering the foot-pegs, etc?
I realize that most people want to lower their bikes, but I feel so cramped that If I can't adjust this somehow, I've got a bike for sale.
 

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I added Motowerk foot peg lowering blocks, as well as denser seat foam from seat concepts.
 

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MOTOWERK foot-peg lowering blocks will OPEN up the rider triangle by 1.3".
 

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How would you know if you could benefit from the lowering blocks? Coming from a sport bike and 6'2" I find my V650 exceedingly comfortable but wouldn't be opposed to making it even more comfortable.
 

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How would you know if you could benefit from the lowering blocks?....
I'm 5' 9", 31" inseam, and I BENEFIT from footpeg lowering blocks, so I figure EVERYONE would.....
 

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...Can you elaborate the ways you benefit from them?...
By lowering your foot-pegs (1.3"), your knee ALSO lowers, thus changing the angle at your hip. 1.3" doesn't sound like MUCH, but it makes a HUGE difference to YOUR rider-triangle!
 

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...Do I need the brake lever nut for the 650?....
I've lowered the foot-pegs on ALL THREE of my V650s, and I've NEVER used (or needed) the brake lever nut. I'm about 5'9" w/ 31" inseam.
 

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MOTOWERK foot-peg lowering blocks will OPEN up the rider triangle by 1.3".
I have tried Buell foot pegs (drop-in replacement for stock Kawi pegs) that lower the pegs, but then this happened: the Buell pegs spread feet outwards, which in turn forces the rider to "fish" for the shifter by twisting the foot inwards. Can you relate and/or compare to the Motowerk lowering blocks?
 

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I have tried Buell foot pegs (drop-in replacement for stock Kawi pegs) that lower the pegs, but then this happened: the Buell pegs spread feet outwards, which in turn forces the rider to "fish" for the shifter by twisting the foot inwards. Can you relate and/or compare to the Motowerk lowering blocks?
pegs are straight down. No hunting for the shifter or brake.
 

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I have this lowering foot peg kit from T-Rex Racing


In package you get and brake lever nut (middle part on picture), but i didn't replace OEM wit this which I get in kit, because i think that with OEM part i am able to set lower position of brake lever than with T-rex part.
And I got stickers with the kit
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I watched some youtube... so the Buell pegs seem to accomplish the same thing the Motowerk blocks do: lower the pegs by a little over an inch. I had them on 3 different bikes (ZRX, V650 and Ninja 650) and found myself fishing for the shifter on each bike. Reason: in stock set up, I can keep my feet closer to the frame because the peg mechanism is level with the pegs. When the pegs are lowered, the mechanism pushes the feet apart by about an inch on each side. Doable, but I couldn't get used to it. Also, without the Motowerk nut for the brake lever, it was to high for my taste.

I'm well over 6 feet and find the stock height of the bars very comfortable, albeit not suitable for riding standing up. The other issue concerning us tall ones is the wind screen. After trying all settings and an additional top screen I gave up and just removed the entire thing - there's a dedicated thread for that issue somewhere here too. Fortunately, the V650 (2019) doesn't look too bad without the screen.... and the reduced noise level in my helmet is unbeatable.
 

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I watched some youtube... so the Buell pegs seem to accomplish the same thing the Motowerk blocks do: lower the pegs by a little over an inch. I had them on 3 different bikes (ZRX, V650 and Ninja 650) and found myself fishing for the shifter on each bike. Reason: in stock set up, I can keep my feet closer to the frame because the peg mechanism is level with the pegs. When the pegs are lowered, the mechanism pushes the feet apart by about an inch on each side. Doable, but I couldn't get used to it. Also, without the Motowerk nut for the brake lever, it was to high for my taste.

I'm well over 6 feet and find the stock height of the bars very comfortable, albeit not suitable for riding standing up. The other issue concerning us tall ones is the wind screen. After trying all settings and an additional top screen I gave up and just removed the entire thing - there's a dedicated thread for that issue somewhere here too. Fortunately, the V650 (2019) doesn't look too bad without the screen.... and the reduced noise level in my helmet is unbeatable.
YES - the windscreen issue is bad bad bad for tall people. Here is my thread:


And here is another I've read:

 

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