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i have a oe and i am finding the riding position when standing very cramped when i am balanced with a bit of bend at the knees and just the balls of the feet on the pegs the bars are virtually below my head so any acceleration or deceleration puts a fair amount of strain on the arms i have bar risers fitted which if anything make it worse because the angle of the clamp is rearwards so looks like the pegs need to moved rearwards a 2 or 3 inches anyone done this or even felt the need maybe the bike was never intended for much standing in the first place in which case different bike might be the answer which would be a shame as i have almost completely rebuilt it as steve would attest to with the number of orders i`ve placed   john



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I ride sIt to get down as I have a dodgy leg from a car trying to remove it. Works kind of OK but I can't feel it biggrin

I have seen my ttr ridden standing by family and mates with out problems 

The little I do try standing I find the one thing a lot of people do by mistake is stand with straight legs.  The idea of standing is to keep your knees bent to add to the suspension travel and allow you to move your weight Around 

 



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You could try rotating the bars forwards a bit. How tall are the risers?
Are you excessively tall?

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I find mine very comfy standing, but I have higher bars and risers. if anything I find it a bit cramped sitting! I think its a personal set up, thing everyone's different. get the right rise and sweep on the handlebars for you.

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Try Renthal Dakar high bars and leave them swept forward a bit .Great for standing if your a bit tall.

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thanks for the replies i see no one advocates moving the pegs i am 6foot 2inches tall i do ride knees well bent i just seem to be to near the bars so the will try the dakar high bars sounds could do the trick will i need longer cables etc. john

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Hi john, I'm also 6ft 2 and have Dakars with bar risers too. Once you get that set up and nice wide pegs standing is peftectly fine. I've reduced how high the bars are though to 15mm as it made it easier to get in the van. Hope that helps

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cheers for that will get an order in plus longer cables

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I didn't need any cables but I think I routed them different.

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further to my problem i realised that when i go laning or ldt i tend to have a fairly weighty rucksack as the ttr at present has no capacity to carry luggage, when i rode it just down the lane from my house without the sack on my back i could balance a fair bit further back from the bars so will construct some luggage carrying frames so as to free up the load i currently carry john

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When I used to ride with a rucksack, I used to loosen the straps so that the weight of it was taken by the seat.

I later discovered the Wolfman Enduro tank and front mudguard bags and, together with fitting a rear mudguard bag on the headlight, I no longer carry anything that doesn't fit into my jacket pockets wink

Brian



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