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Post by cbmoe on Tue 11 Jun 2019, 9:36 am

Hi guys, i'm planning to buy my first bike and i found a 2006 BCBF500 with just 6.000 km and i was really tempted. geek

Saturday i'm gonna see it and decide what to do. I'm asking myself: is it suitable for me since i'm 6.2 (192 cm) tall? What can u guys suggest to me?
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Post by burudis on Tue 11 Jun 2019, 8:01 pm

sit down and the doubt is over
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Post by teamster1975 on Tue 11 Jun 2019, 9:16 pm

Welcome mate! I'm the same height as you and have no problems on my CB. If it is local enough then as Burudi says you can't beat having a sit on one!
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Post by Beresford on Tue 11 Jun 2019, 10:03 pm

The CBF and the CB are very similar, obviously with the exception of the rear suspension. The CB is lighter and a bit more nimble, the CBF has more comfortable ride. So not much in it.
You'll be fine with either.
I'm 6'3" and found the CB rather tight until I rebuilt the saddle, now all is well.
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Post by skyerae on Wed 12 Jun 2019, 8:17 am

I am 6"2' and I looked like a grasshopper on a moped (according to the oracle of all knowledge - my wife) That said it was comfortable enough to take a nine hour trip, with a few pit stops) down to Glasgow. The VFR is bigger and more comfortable but a different bike for a different purpose. I did find the seat awful low when my feet were on the ground but that gave your bum a rest when at standstill.
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Post by smokingsig on Tue 18 Jun 2019, 5:04 pm

@Beresford wrote:The CBF and the CB are very similar, obviously with the exception of the rear suspension. The CB is lighter and a bit more nimble, the CBF has more comfortable ride. So not much in it.
You'll be fine with either.
I'm 6'3" and found the CB rather tight until I rebuilt the saddle, now all is well.

Hi,

What did you change on you saddle ?
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Post by Beresford on Tue 18 Jun 2019, 9:50 pm

@smokingsig wrote:Hi,
What did you change on you saddle ?




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This is not my bike, but it gives the idea of how I modded my saddle to let me sit higher and further back.
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Post by liverpool_f_ on Wed 19 Jun 2019, 7:19 pm

I am also 6 ft 2 and find the Honda is fine but not exactly ideal for long rides. An hour is good until I have to get off and have a stretch.

It is so much fun though that I can happy to over look that. It's an absolute riot!

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