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PaxtonPete
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PostSubject: GRiSO for tall rider   GRiSO for tall rider Icon_minitime1Mon Sep 28, 2015 8:06 am

Afternoon all, I have had a look around this place and like it's style, as much as I do the GRiSO.

Here's my question. I'm 6'5 and currently ride a Stelvio NTX, 2014. That pretty much fits me like a glove ergonomically. I do love the look of the GRiSO and MG's in general. Are there any equally tall riders on here (or taller) who can comment on the fit of the GRiSO.

Any views would be very welcome.
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PostSubject: Re: GRiSO for tall rider   GRiSO for tall rider Icon_minitime1Mon Sep 28, 2015 1:00 pm

Welcome to the ghetto, PaxtonPete. I am 6'2'', which is not 6'5'' , granted, but I think if you are willing to make some adjustments to

your footpegs and invest in some bar risers that you'll be able to find a comfortable riding position.

Maybe go for the vario-footpegs, since they offer 8 different options for your foot rest position,

that way you can dial it in just right. My 2-cents
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PostSubject: Re: GRiSO for tall rider   GRiSO for tall rider Icon_minitime1Mon Sep 28, 2015 4:40 pm

6'2" with both a GRiSO and a Stelvio.  More ape than gazelle (32" inseam and long torso).  The Stelvio truly is a comfortable touring machine, but the GRiSO is not exactly uncomfortable, just different.  If you don't mind folding up like a carpenters rule, the GRiSO provides miles of smiles.  I don't mind it at all in stock trim and can do 500+ mile days without any discomfort, although a little stretch of the legs every 150 miles for fuel stops are welcome diversions.

Some folks just can't stand being folded up like that.  You won't really know until you ride one for a bit.  It will never come close to the languid perch on a Stelvio, but you may find it simply "different" as I do.

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PostSubject: Re: GRiSO for tall rider   GRiSO for tall rider Icon_minitime1Mon Sep 28, 2015 6:27 pm

G'day PaxtonPete
Welcome to the Ghetto from us all down under in Tasmania.
I cannot answer your concerns but I can let you know my history.
Compared to you I am a short arse at 5 10
I had some issues in that I could not handle the 'laying' down position.
I fixed this with the fitting of some 25mm bare risers, these allowed me to raise and bring forward (towards me) the bars, this has now made my ride bearable and I am happy.
Really, I think your only way forward is to try and test ride one, it is an issue you need to adress prior to purchase.
Anyway, I hope it all sorts oit good for you.
I am a very happy GRiSO owner now that I have the initial issues sorted.
Regards and best wishes
Caoi
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PostSubject: Re: GRiSO for tall rider   GRiSO for tall rider Icon_minitime1Tue Sep 29, 2015 10:53 am

I can't provide any suggestions as I'm a bit shorter and find the GRiSO comfortable. Anyway...welcome to the Ghetto.
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PostSubject: Re: GRiSO for tall rider   GRiSO for tall rider Icon_minitime1Tue Sep 29, 2015 12:18 pm

Welcome Pete. I'm 6'2" with a 33" inseam and I find the GRiSO quite comfortable. I did put 1" lower foot pegs that help with the longer ride comfort. I have arms like an orangutan, so I've never felt the need for risers. The thing about the GRiSO is that it's so beautiful and so much fun, it has the ability to make your brain tell your body that it's more comfortable than it really is. If it's calling to you, give it a go. Unless you are very old and arthritic, you can probably make it fit.
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PostSubject: Re: GRiSO for tall rider   GRiSO for tall rider Icon_minitime1Tue Sep 29, 2015 2:05 pm

LBC Tenni wrote:
The thing about the GRiSO is that it's so beautiful and so much fun, it has the ability to make your brain tell your body that it's more comfortable than it really is.

I couldn't agree more.  I am also 6'2", and I feel very comfortable on my (unaltered) GRiSO.  I should probably put some bar risers on and a set of lower foot pegs but somehow I just can't be bothered. It is fine as it is.
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PostSubject: Re: GRiSO for tall rider   GRiSO for tall rider Icon_minitime1Tue Sep 29, 2015 9:23 pm

Not another Pete! Welcome from a short guy, 5'-6" who finds the GRiSO tailor-made for me. You're probably too tall to enjoy riding one, but I recommend you buy one anyway so you can have the pleasure of waking up every morning and admiring its beauty.

Pete "Street".
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PostSubject: Re: GRiSO for tall rider   GRiSO for tall rider Icon_minitime1Wed Sep 30, 2015 7:32 am

Thanks all. Next time the Stelvio goes into the dealer for a service, I will see if I can book a test ride. I am smitten by the looks of the things. If I had more cash, I'd do as Pete Street suggests.
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PostSubject: Re: GRiSO for tall rider   GRiSO for tall rider Icon_minitime1Thu Oct 01, 2015 12:32 pm

Hi All,
Thanks for posting this question and your discussion. I just bought a 2010 GRiSO (750 original miles). I'm 6' 3", 35 inseam, so use to having foot peg height issues. Like many, I can make due with stock position and just rest/stretch stops. I will consider peg lowering, but I've also read that (with good tires) it is easy to scrape kick stand and maybe existing pegs, so stock may need to do. If pne plans to use the GRiSO for long distance touring, handlebar & peg adjustment makes good sense.

Good luck to you all in tweaking your rides & safe riding!!
Charlie

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PostSubject: Re: GRiSO for tall rider   GRiSO for tall rider Icon_minitime1Fri Oct 02, 2015 7:10 am

6'2" here as well.  No changes to the bars, but did lower the pegs 1".  A welcome improvement.
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PostSubject: Re: GRiSO for tall rider   GRiSO for tall rider Icon_minitime1Fri Oct 02, 2015 4:45 pm

Welcome PaxtonPete,

I'm 5'11" and like Steak I also have the GRiSO and Stelvio. For me the looks and style of the GRiSO win out every time (I love that bike) but I think that at your height it will be too uncomfortable for you!
I have the 1" lowered pegs and it is fine for me but for long distance touring I think you'd be way more comfortable on the Stelvio. Maybe if you use a custom raised seat and higher bars you could make it work!!

And for pillion comfort the Stelvio is way better, that was my excuse for getting the Stelvio  cheers   "to keep her indoors happy"

I hope you can make it fit you, cool bike.
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PostSubject: Re: GRiSO for tall rider   GRiSO for tall rider Icon_minitime1Fri Oct 09, 2015 11:55 am

I'm 6'3" - you will get a warm left knee because that cylinder is nearer you but GRiSO allows you to sit back enough to avoid more than mild pleasure.
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PostSubject: Tall on a GRiSO   GRiSO for tall rider Icon_minitime1Fri Oct 09, 2015 3:37 pm

Hello,
At 6' 2," (34" inseam), I find that my stock GRiSO is pretty comfortable just the way the factory assembled it.  It is definitely more roomy than the Honda CBR400RR that I was squeezing on back when I lived in Japan.

Also, I took my wife out for a pillion ride, and she didn't complain too much about the accommodations.  Meanwhile, I didn't feel cramped with her on back.

These are, obviously, just one person's observations.  The best bet would be to borrow a GRiSO for an afternoon.  Maybe you can find an understanding dealer?

Ciao

Paul
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PostSubject: Re: GRiSO for tall rider   GRiSO for tall rider Icon_minitime1Mon Oct 12, 2015 5:56 pm

6' here but found the peg to hip height an issue. Put on Knight Design 2" lower pegs and happy again. Have not had a grounding issue with them either.
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PostSubject: Re: GRiSO for tall rider   GRiSO for tall rider Icon_minitime1Fri Oct 16, 2015 8:00 am

6'3" with 34" inseam. The stock pegs were way to confining for me so I dropped them 1.5" and now they are fine. As far as scraping them ... if you're riding that aggressively you should be doing track days or actually racing. Otherwise you're as bad for the rest of us as the loud pipes idiots.
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PostSubject: Re: GRiSO for tall rider   GRiSO for tall rider Icon_minitime1Fri Oct 16, 2015 10:03 am

The peg scraping comment was for people that question if a 2" drop was too much. After numerous Harley products that scraped at 27 mph in 25 mph corners, the ability to ride around corners is wonderful.
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PostSubject: Re: GRiSO for tall rider   GRiSO for tall rider Icon_minitime1Fri Oct 16, 2015 10:52 am

I don't think anyone is suggesting floorboards. Just saying that if you're scraping pegs on a GRiSO, you need to get on the track.
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