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RE: New bikes

Try about 5'5 3/4".  I buy pants in a 29" inseam because no one makes
them any shorter!  What attracted me to my RS in the first place was the
adjustable seat height, 780mm in the low position.  I'm certainly not
flatfooted on it, but it is a good height for me.  I sat on a new GS at
the dealer, it was tippy toes at best.

- -----Original Message-----
From: owner-oilheads@xxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-oilheads@xxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Robert Silas
Sent: Wednesday, March 09, 2005 10:58 AM
To: oilheads@xxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: New bikes

How tall are you??  I am short, 5'-7" and that's a problem for me too.
Bob Silas '94 R1100RS
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Minor, Bob 
  To: oilheads@xxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Wednesday, March 09, 2005 11:14 AM
  Subject: RE: New bikes

  Is anybody getting excited over the new 1200's? As good as the GS's
  I don't consider them for myself due to seat height issues.  But
  yesterday I received a brochure from the dealer in Eugene, Oregon and
  have to admit I may be smitten by the ST. They have a picture of one
  red and silver and with a claim of 110 HP (yeah right) and 435 lbs (is
  that dry?) it does appear to be a huge leap over my 96 RS.  In fact,
  those numbers are even close to correct I can't see why they would
  offer the 1100S.  But they do.

  I've always thought my next bike would in fact be an RT, but the
  in this brochure shows the ugliest thing I've seen in years.  The bike
  shown is grey and silver and the body work appears to be a hodgepodge
  panels without any sort of continuity or flow.  Maybe they look better
  on the showroom floor but the photographs suck.  Not a look that I
  I could get used to.  Any RT in my future would have to be 2004 or
  earlier.  But that ST....