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Bruce63

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Bruce63 says:

Tall which bike?

Hi , I currently ride a CBF900 Hornet F2 and have found recently that the bike is probably too physically small for my frame, I am 6 foot 1 inch tall with a 36 inch inside leg. \after a recent ride out I experienced pain in my hips when accelerating and a really painful right knee after the ride, with these facts which bikes would be more comfortable  for me? I use the bike most of the year for commuting and fun have considered a XJR 1300 but I am worried about winter salt as I am not the keenest when cleaning a bike . Many thanks Byron Evans.

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jaffa90

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jaffa90 says:

I`ll answer

long legs = high seat = trail type bike with big engine as in v-strom dl 1000,or bigger.

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Beelady

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Beelady says:

I was going to say that, too.

but they do like to be kept clean. How about a cheap winter bike? BMW maybe?e I used a 650 cs for several years. Mostly plastic, belt drive so no chain to maintain and just coverd everything in ACF50. Don't wash it off until spring comes round. Go for the taller 800 perhaps.

I missed having a second bike this year. All that cleaning took up a lot of time, but has to be done if you want to keep the bike looking good.

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