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 Post subject: 6' 2" Too Tall?
PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2008 5:44 pm 
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Hello all this is my first post.

Im really interested in the Rebel. It will be my first bike if I buy it. My question is this:

At 6'2" and 180 lbs, am I too big for this bike?

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PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2008 7:40 pm 
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I'm 6'2" and 225lbs. I will say yes it is a tad small...but not that bad. I rode for around an hour today and could just start to feel my back start to hurt.


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PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2008 7:55 pm 
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Do your legs contact the handle bars? I was kinda concerned about this.


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 Post subject: Let's hope not
PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2008 7:58 pm 
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i was about to post a a bulletin with the very same question. I am new to riding myself and while looking for my first bike a deal on a '87 450 fell into my lap that i just can't pass up. I am 6' 2" and 220 lbs so lets hope for the both of us that 6' 2" is not too big for these bikes.


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Handle bars can be rotated if they contact your legs.

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PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2008 8:02 pm 
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The handle bars are easily adjusted. They can be rotated up for clearance/comfort. Remember to rotate the levers so they are usable.

Inseam is the important measurement on the Rebel.

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PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2008 10:08 pm 
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I have a 34" inseam. I had to rotate the handle bars to clear my legs on tight turns. Made it a whole lot better.


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I am 6'2" as well, just move the handle bars up a bit. The dealership did it for me and all is well. :D

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PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2008 5:05 am 
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My inseam is 34" also. Hopefully they will raise the bars up at the time I purchase.


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They will the techs just slap em together to put em on the floor there is no bars will be placed in X position. They should work with you "within limits" to adjust the bike to you.

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I'm 6'3" 195 lbs. The fit is a little cramped especially if I don't sit on the back part of the seat. So far I've had no problems with rides up to an hour. An hour is the longest ride I've had since purchasing the little Rebel.

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PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2008 2:24 pm 
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http://www.rebel250.com/rebelforum/viewtopic.php?t=5487
MillenniumRebel wrote:
it's NOT about height - it's about leg length...

http://www.rebel250.com/rebelforum/viewtopic.php?t=4901
MillenniumRebel wrote:
leg room and standover height are functions of INSEAM length and NOT total height

5'10" height is meaningless

31.5" inseam is useful info

165#lbs weight is also useful from a performance standpoint

just for example someone at 6'3" could be a short leg knuckle dragging gorilla with a 26" inseam - or - a spider legged runt with a 39" inseam (how are we to know ?) and a BIG differance between the two


http://www.rebel250.com/rebelforum/viewtopic.php?t=4308

http://www.rebel250.com/rebelforum/viewtopic.php?t=4695



http://www.rebel250.com/rebelforum/viewtopic.php?t=3422
MillenniumRebel wrote:
6'2" doesn't tell us anything ...
inseam length = stand over height


http://www.rebel250.com/rebelforum/viewtopic.php?t=5310
MillenniumRebel wrote:
aka: stand over height ... leg length (crotch to floor)

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PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2008 6:55 am 
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MR- My inseam is posted above. It is 34".


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PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2008 6:58 am 
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yours is ... but Diddlee's isn't ... was posting for general info ...



typically 33" is about where the 'cramped' complaints start to occur ... handlebar rotation helps somewhat

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PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2008 7:30 am 
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Ok.. to add to the collection...I'm 6' 2 1/2"..and about 180 (not quite)... and I have a 34" inseam...I fit fine on my '86 Rebel...plenty of room/clearance on the handlebars ...including during a turn...and an hour in the saddle is no problem...
Hope you have many safe miles, whatever ride you choose.

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I was concerned about this as well, I'm 6'3" 190 lbs. and all legs (36" inseam) and after adjusting the bars it was a world of difference. It's a lot more comfortable. The pegs and controls are not as forward as I would like, but there are things you can do to fix that as well.


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PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2008 10:27 pm 
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The biggest issue for tall folks seems to go unrealized:

it's not so much leg clearance (which the bar adjustment will help considerably), but the fact that with the bars low, you are riding "hunched" to keep your hands in place.

Rotating the bars will immediately reduce the back pain associated with that ;)

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good quote john wayne

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