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Ninja 500R riding position

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    bryan1980
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    I’ve been interested in a Ninja 500R lately. Can anybody tell me if it has a fairly upright riding position?

    #8153
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    Matt
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    Yes it does. But don’t take my word for it. Go sit on one yourself. Sit on it for 20 minutes in the dealership, then you’ll know just how comfy a bike it is.

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    AzN LogiK
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    yep, it feels very comfortable. i sat on my friend’s CBR600 and you are way more leaned forward.

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    acidpope
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    Little lower than the Ninja 650. You can also get bar risers for it if you want it even higher for relatively cheap.

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    CBennett
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    Good info!

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    Rupmisc
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    I may well buy one of these tomorrow, and wanted to ask one question (which I confess to having raised elsewhere). Noticed this thread and it seemed appropriate.

    When I sit on a non-moving 500R, my knees come up above the indentation in the gas tank. This is not perfectly comfortable. I can live with it, as my choices seem limited (my legs seem cramped on most 250s (at least the ones I could purchase this year). Would it be a riding problem that should stop me getting this bike. When in motion, my position might be different.

    I guess it’s a difficult question if you can’t actually see it, but if anyone has had a similar experience, I’d appreciate advice.

    Between finding a dealer I don’t distrust, finding models available, etc. the search for a bike has been something of a strain. Frankly, I’d like to stop looking and start learning. Thanks

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    Kickprivate
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    I personally squeeze my tank most times when i ride unless its a highway commute. The most time i squeeze my tank is through a set of twisties. If your up for highway commuting and not going to be carving through the sweeping turns of a backroad i don’t see this being a big deal.

    You will have problems squeezing the tank until you put your pants on then you will see the discomfort of the indentations reduced due to the pants. This is of course based on how thick the material is on your pants.

    ~Not your average hairless monkey
    Kick

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    Rupmisc
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    I was curious about the bar risers-where does one get such things? Also, and it wouldn’t just be on the Ninja 500, is it possible (and reasonable) to try and replace the gear shifting lever with one a little longer, or otherwise make it a little easier to move a big foot under or over it?

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