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Old 02-07-2010, 09:20 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by Inprogress
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?
As far as I know the G/S frame is different then the road going frames.

But the frame is not what makes the ergonomic package.
That's the seat, foot pegs and handle bars.
Many people have to modify a bike to get the right triangle.
Some like their feet forward, some back, same with high and low.

for the seat some like narrow, tall, wide. The list goes on.

From your description it sounds like you need lower foot pegs, a wider taller seat and taller handle bars,
I'm guessing your what like just over a couple of meters tall then?

Look at these two photos
Draw a line from where you sit on the seat
To the handle bars, and to the foot pegs
make the R80g/s Match the R1200Gs and you're done.

Or just get one of these
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