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    Posted: 16 Feb 2018 at 20:58
Hmmm...Flagstaff....Phoenix....one day I mite be able to visit....all these places I hear in music n movies.... close my eyes....lovely....
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jpc Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Feb 2018 at 15:54
Iane653 if you're only worried about toasting your knees on a LM1, this was fitted to Tonti Californias, still available here: http://www.la-boutique-italienne.com/spip.php?page=liste-produit-neuf-1moto-1categ&cdmoto=93&cdfamille=SE
Sorry, trouble with links, just copy/paste.

PS: I just realised LeMans have 6mm manifold screws, not 8mm, so it might be tricky. 

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote lemon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Feb 2018 at 13:01
I'm 6'3" 34" inside leg and have a Mk1 Le Mans with Agostini rearsets.
Fits perfectly.
With original footrests - horrible, need kneepads
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote lane653 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Jan 2018 at 17:07
Thanks Mike H for the CARC article. Kateguy, I appreciate your thoughts on the older models which might work for me and your friend's experience with the Mk 1.  V7John, thanks for the photos--encouraging.  And I have had the same though about just trying models I'm interested in--I will have to travel to do that as Flagstaff is a smaller community--but Phoenix is 140 miles away and is a huge metro area.  Love the photos of your V7's--what beautiful bikes (that seem to fit you well).  Great technical blog.
   Again, thanks all.  I'm impressed with the responses--what a great community.
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Have a like for that John....
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote v7john Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Jan 2018 at 20:33
If I were you, I would give any bike you fancy a tryout. You might be surprised. I'm 6ft 4in with a 35in inside leg and, although I don't have a LeMans I do manage to wrap myself around my V7Sport.



I haven't got a photo of me with my feet on the V7Sport's pegs but have for my old, much missed S3.



I don't have any problem with the knee to cylinder head interface but there's no way I could carry a pillion. It might all come down to just how flexible you are!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote kateguy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Jan 2018 at 19:52
The 3s are taller....higher seat if memory serves and 4s n 5s generally suit taller people... longer headstocks...that said my pal Trev (6ft 2 ) has a Mk 1...may have rearsets...l've ridden the bike but I forget....he has no issues with it anyway....
Comparing the earlier Tontis with spines n carcs is like chalk and cheese....we have Mk1 n 2 Les Mans...a 1000s and I recently sold my Daytona....an awesome motor let down by chassis and running gear.....the old uns for us...everyday of the week....and twice on sundays....

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mike H Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Jan 2018 at 17:50
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Thanks all--especially for mentioning the later models (CARC) which fit taller riders better.  As I just started looking at newer models yesterday, I am ignorant of these models.  Could someone define CARC?  I starting looking at the V11's last night and was sorry to see they are again sized for short legs, long torso like earlier models.  I will begin looking at the carc models you guys mentioned.  Thanks much.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote cyclobutch Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Jan 2018 at 15:08
BTW - Although someone managed to fit in a Loop reference further above on this thread, do we need an Admin to move this to the big block section?
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Originally posted by Brian UK Brian UK wrote:


The Stelvio is a CARC model.

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The Stelvio is a CARC model.
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Originally posted by Dave P. Dave P. wrote:

Slightly off topic but related.
I wondered about the practicality of getting a Stelvio for touring a few years back but like BMW GS models,it was just too tall in the saddle.I'm a mere five feet nine and a half inches tall and the old girl is about five feet two.I could get on it be she couldn't.For us, the current crop of tourers are just too tall.She can, only with some difficulty, get on and off the Loop models.


You need a CARC model, eg brevia sport but notherwise stelvio
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Nice low seat, you sit in it.

bars can be adjusted to suit.( rolled forward or backward)

The stelvio is great if your 6'00 " plus

love mine 1200 sport but for £ reasons it's up for sale   

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Do you not carry a stepladder?
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Slightly off topic but related.
I wondered about the practicality of getting a Stelvio for touring a few years back but like BMW GS models,it was just too tall in the saddle.I'm a mere five feet nine and a half inches tall and the old girl is about five feet two.I could get on it be she couldn't.For us, the current crop of tourers are just too tall.She can, only with some difficulty, get on and off the Loop models.

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