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    Posted: 06 May 2018 at 22:13
Hi all can anyone tell me if the gen 1 has a lower seat height than the gen 2 2004, I have just bought a gen 2 and its just too tall, I have tried every thing but loosing height means losing suspension range,
so have to sell her and poss go for a gen 1,
Any help would be much appreciated.
 
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I don't  know the exact measurements but if anything I find my friends gen2 mille more or less the same, if anything a little lower,  than my gen1 tuono. The mille and tuono are a tall enough bike , my brothers 04 z1000 is like swinging a leg over a cb 400 from being used to the tuono


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I'm 5'11" and I think my Gen 1 Tuono is tall.
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The RSV, especially the Gen1 was always known as a bike for tall riders so I'm guessing you might not find it better switching. How tall are you?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote IanG Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 May 2018 at 11:29
Don't know the figures but I haven't noticed much difference between my Mille and gen 2 Tuono Confused

I have a spare seat for my track Mille which I cut down and reshaped the foam to lower it and get rid of some of the forward slope.

This didn't make much appreciable difference to touching the ground but strangely did seem to really alter the knees bent attitude to the AP rearsets which are set up for for max height and rearwards.
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Gen 1 is 15mm taller than a gen 2, seat height wise.
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Originally posted by legend88 legend88 wrote:

The RSV, especially the Gen1 was always known as a bike for tall riders so I'm guessing you might not find it better switching. How tall are you?
I'm only 5' 6 1/2" and manage ok on my gen1

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Hi All,
wow thanks for all the replies and taken the time to reply.
It seems from all the post that my new toy is just too tall for me being a short arse, a real shame as shes a cracking bike.
 
So she will have to go.
 
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what a brilliant site with loads of brilliant ideas and some silly ideas.........................
 
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Originally posted by Andy Higham Andy Higham wrote:

Originally posted by legend88 legend88 wrote:

The RSV, especially the Gen1 was always known as a bike for tall riders so I'm guessing you might not find it better switching. How tall are you?
I'm only 5' 6 1/2" and manage ok on my gen1



What I meant was that they suited tall riders better than a lot of bikes at the time (And even more so since then) due their overall height and reasonable roominess ergonomically. Of course that didn't mean shorter riders couldn't get on with them.


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Originally posted by phillcbx phillcbx wrote:

Hi All,
wow thanks for all the replies and taken the time to reply.
It seems from all the post that my new toy is just too tall for me being a short arse, a real shame as shes a cracking bike.
 
So she will have to go.
 
Thanks again Phill
maybe try a custom seat first Lose a couple of inches ??


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You have the height adjuster on the shock at it's lowest setting and the forks through the yokes the same amount?

If you like the bike, you can get lowering links for the back, better that than not having the bike you want.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Af1 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 May 2018 at 12:28
he bought a bike without any research despite him being a short arse !

When he is given alternative he sulks like a millenial lol. Here is another alternative....



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Ouch Ouch

Although I do find it strange that this kind of thing could happen,but surely there are ways and means?

Were there not a few females of shorter stature ( doing my bit for political correctness here,I mean    birds with short legs) Shocked on the forum at one time?


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I'm 5' 10" with a 31" inseam.
Feet down a a GenII Tuono is fairly easy.I've never felt the bike is too tall.
In their favour, they weigh bugger all to begin with, and carry their weight brilliantly, with a nice natural CoG. Unlike some of the top heavy stuff you come across these days.
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If you go with the lowering links, (which I never have I hasten to add) there are some to avoid as poorly designed. Do NOT get adjustable ones.

Lust Racing ones had a good rep iirc. They lower the bike by 40mm and are supposedly well made. You would need to adjust the front the same to suit, or you will affect handling -altering one without the other. You will probably need to shorten the side stand I would think, don't know.

I'm 5'7 or 5'8, I can't remember, I think I may be shrinking with back surgery ha ha. I do find the bike tallish but ok. But my problem is that I can only use one leg to support the weight of the bike, because the other's knackered, so it complicates it a bit. I've gotten used to looking ahead when stopping to make sure I'm not putting my leg into a dip or pot hole. That would be a bit embarrassing. Embarrassed

My message to you would be try the shock at the lowest setting height wise (if you haven't already). If that's not enough, try the Lust lowering links. If that fails, put back to standard and sell it. Be a shame to miss out on riding a great bike though.
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