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Old 02-07-2010, 12:33 AM   #1
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Question Airhead frames

I owned a R80G/S until a couple of months ago. My main reason for selling he was that I found the ergonomics uncomfortable. On previous bikes, even my DR650SE now, my bum becomes an issue after long stretches. However, with the G/S, it was my bum, my back, my shoulders. This was because the G/S frame is the RT frame, which as road bikes go, leaves you with a lurched seating position. My legs where to bent and my lean to forward. So, are the previous R's shorter, possibly? Or would some serious high-bars solve that problem?

Reason I'm asking is my next bike will be a boxer again, only, I am moving to the R1100GS for I suspect (haven't sat on one yet) the ergonomics is a 100 times closer to the R1200GS I have ridden. But, as it stands, if I can get another of the old airheads which I still love, and I can get a R1100GS seating position with some really high bars, or that the previous R's maybe have shorter frames, then I have a lot more choices on bikes than the very scares 1100.

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