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Re: Flat footed

Post by learningtofly » Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:32 am

I think the issue is often about confidence with new riders. I was the same, being only 5'6" and I still regard seat height as a crucial issue in bike selection.

Balls of the feet are generally fine, but it does mean that you have to be very aware of slopes and cambers, always thinking ahead about how and where you bring the bike to a stop. The more you ride, though, the more it'll become second nature to you.

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Re: Flat footed

Post by dynax » Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:56 am

When i move Xena between the front and back of the house i wear trainers and i am just about on the balls of my feet, wearing my boots i can just about balance on tip toes with both feet down :thumb:

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Re: Flat footed

Post by HDSoph » Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:03 pm

I wish I was 5ft 6 😂😂😂 that would help me

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Re: Flat footed

Post by HDSoph » Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:08 pm

@fastbob

I’ve got the 1200s it’s got mids on it.
We can’t adjust anymore j don’t think it’s a joke 😂😂😂

I’m going to have to suck it up

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Re: Flat footed

Post by fastbob » Tue Sep 24, 2019 1:15 am

HDSoph wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:08 pm
@fastbob

I’ve got the 1200s it’s got mids on it.
We can’t adjust anymore j don’t think it’s a joke 😂😂😂

I’m going to have to suck it up
1200 S is a very desirable Sportster to have .

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Re: Flat footed

Post by HDSoph » Tue Sep 24, 2019 1:35 pm

tbf mine is lush

Low miles 1200S Purple it is amazing which is why i want to keep.
in good nick as well.

Carb model 2 . I really want to try and ride this beast LOL

Not looking forward to Mod 2 in the rain :S
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Re: Flat footed

Post by fastbob » Tue Sep 24, 2019 1:41 pm

HDSoph wrote:
Tue Sep 24, 2019 1:35 pm
tbf mine is lush

Low miles 1200S Purple it is amazing which is why i want to keep.
in good nick as well.

Carb model 2 . I really want to try and ride this beast LOL

Not looking forward to Mod 2 in the rain :S
Nice bike , I reckon with care and perseverance you'll be ok .

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Re: Flat footed

Post by fastbob » Tue Sep 24, 2019 1:45 pm

HDSoph wrote:
Tue Sep 24, 2019 1:35 pm
tbf mine is lush

Low miles 1200S Purple it is amazing which is why i want to keep.
in good nick as well.

Carb model 2 . I really want to try and ride this beast LOL

Not looking forward to Mod 2 in the rain :S
Nice bike , I reckon with care and perseverance you'll be ok . The shocks are non original and definitely look quite short so no scope for much lowering there . This is what it would have looked like new .
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Re: Flat footed

Post by HDSoph » Tue Sep 24, 2019 2:32 pm

Yes the shocks are not standard,

Its as low as it can be tbh,

Yes shes in good condition. Will share some more pics of new seat once i can find them lol

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Re: Flat footed

Post by HDSoph » Tue Sep 24, 2019 2:37 pm

See attached lush new seat.
Back rest being done too, vinyl with purple stitching.

nothing in it lol looks thick but hardly any padding LOL
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Re: Flat footed

Post by dynax » Tue Sep 24, 2019 2:41 pm

Very nice! :thumb:

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Re: Flat footed

Post by HDSoph » Tue Sep 24, 2019 2:52 pm

THANKS :)

EXCITED TO ride her now,

Just need to be more confident.

Will let you all know how Mod 2 goes.

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Re: Flat footed

Post by dynax » Tue Sep 24, 2019 2:57 pm

HDSoph wrote:
Tue Sep 24, 2019 2:52 pm
THANKS :)

EXCITED TO ride her now,

Just need to be more confident.

Will let you all know how Mod 2 goes.
Good luck :thumb:

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Re: Flat footed

Post by Gerontious » Tue Sep 24, 2019 3:44 pm

I'm on tip toes on my bike.. and I'm 6'7 in my boots.

Its great. a wholly novel experience for me.
I go round in circles.

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Re: Flat footed

Post by HDSoph » Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:29 pm

I passed my mod 2 first time x

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