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Offline hairymonster

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Biffa too small
« on: 05 July, 2019, 09:43:42 PM »
I tried a '09 biffa today. Loved everything about it EXCEPT the size.

My legs were very cramped on it, and it would be a deal-breaker for more than 20 miles at a time.

I'm 6ft 2 and have 32 inside leg, so fairly short legs for my height. I'm a well built guy (fat ba****d) so 120Kg.

Engine's a peach though - really flies, loved it.

I tested a Yamaha TDM900 a week back. Ideal riding position - upright and relaxed. Now, the TDM frame with the Biffa engine would be perfect!

Any suggestions about how to get Biffa to accommodate me?

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Re: Biffa too small
« Reply #1 on: 05 July, 2019, 11:10:15 PM »
I wonder if you realise the seat has different positions. I  like it at the lowest, as I am short, but at its highest I think you'll find it fits you as I know a number of taller riders than you who can ride all day without 'pain'!.
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Re: Biffa too small
« Reply #2 on: 06 July, 2019, 10:07:56 AM »
As the reverend says, you can raise the seat. They are softly sprung so you will probably, erm, also want to, y'know, beef up the suspension  :016:
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Re: Biffa too small
« Reply #3 on: 06 July, 2019, 02:06:55 PM »
Thanks chaps - food for thought. I have also found lower footpeg kits available. I'm sure we can sort it.

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Re: Biffa too small
« Reply #4 on: 07 July, 2019, 09:27:43 PM »
I am 6ft inside leg 31 in and usually have seat set to middle position but for touring and any long distance runs I set the seat to its lowest setting and use an airhawk seat pad. The pad  gives an extra couple of inches of leg room and a bit less knee bend. (also lets me use the airhawk as an extra pillow for camping)

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Re: Biffa too small
« Reply #5 on: 16 July, 2019, 11:50:46 AM »
Spot on HGP 32 inside leg 114kg of pure love, move the seat to middle position was the first thing I did and made all the difference.. :031:
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Re: Biffa too small
« Reply #6 on: 16 July, 2019, 11:53:45 AM »
*Originally Posted by Ali-bear [+]
As the reverend says, you can raise the seat. They are softly sprung so you will probably, erm, also want to, y'know, beef up the suspension  :016:


That was the SECOND thing I did. :mfrlol:
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Re: Biffa too small
« Reply #7 on: 16 July, 2019, 12:09:21 PM »
Are the MK1 and MK2 very different in seat height.

You guys are all taller than me. I have a MK2, I’m 5’8” tall, 29” inside leg, the seat is always set on the middle position.

When solo riding my feet are not flat on the ground, but when fully laden my feet easily sit flat on the ground. All settings are set to the factory recommended settings.

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Re: Biffa too small
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Re: Biffa too small
« Reply #9 on: 16 July, 2019, 08:01:46 PM »
*Originally Posted by Biker Mike [+]

I've never seen this before. Thanks for sharing!  :152:
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