View Full Version : A problem for tall Tuono riders?
06-14-2003, 09:44 PM
I am VERY interested in stepping "up" to an Aprilia Tuono from my Ducati.
However, today when I sat on one at the dealer I found that my knee hits the tank right at the sharp bump ABOVE the indentation where one's knees are supposed to go.:mad: Its not very comfortable. Are there any riders of long inseam on this list that have delt with this problem? (Like adjustable rearsets or something) I'm 6'5".
Any insight would be appreciated. <img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/ohwell.gif ALT=":\">
06-14-2003, 10:02 PM
I'm 6ft., and my knees barely fits under there. Wouldn't want to have legs any longer than mine and ride a Tuono.
06-14-2003, 10:06 PM
Someone here knows of adjustable rearsets that lower up to 1.5 inches, but there's a problem getting the brake lowered to match it from what I understand.
I'm hoping that getting the Sargent Cycle seat will keep me back off the tank a bit more than the stock seat, giving my knees more room too. I'll know in a couple weeks.
06-14-2003, 10:28 PM
king, it's not really that much of a problem for the rear brake. it's just a little bit odd. you have to bend your ankle up a little to catch the rear brake lever. it's harder for me because my ankles suck, but i suspect many folks would find it completley acceptable.
glen, i'm not as big as you, but i had nearly the same experience as you when i sat on the tuono. my knees were very tight. my bike was built at southbaymoto and matt capri has built adjustable pegs. i have them on my tuono and it's awesome. the position is very very comfortable. they're on this page. (http://www.southbaymoto.com/html/pages/aprilia_parts.htm) they could stand to be polished up, but they make the bike comfortable. i'm going to worry about aesthetics later.
06-15-2003, 12:45 AM
You might want to consider Sato's. They can be adjusted quite some distance. Also, I'm updating to the latest Satos with the rear brake conversion, so these will soon be available (with a small abrasion on the right side's plastic cap!):
<img src="http://www.wpsinc.net/auctionphotos/SliderSato1s.jpg" style="border:0;"/>
<img src="http://www.wpsinc.net/auctionphotos/SliderSato3s.jpg" style="border:0;"/>
06-15-2003, 02:18 AM
I'm 6'2" with a 33" inseam and have no problem with the tank cut outs. Are you guys riding with the balls of your feet on the pegs?
Those cut outs are there to brace against in cornering. When I'm setting up for a corner, I slide my outside foot forward on the peg until the top of my knee wedges in under the tank. Works beautifully. I reckon the Mille / Tuono has one of the best tanks for that, although it could be a bit lower and more rounded (like the 999s) at the back.
I guess really big guys might not fit though.
06-15-2003, 08:50 AM
My inseam's 34"/35".
I understand the dynamics for the track. But, this Tuono will be a street bike first and a track-day bike a distant second for me. I will put thousands of street miles on this bike per year and maybe only few hundred miles on a track-day or three.
I think the best possible solution might be a lower peg position and back a little. Maybe down an inch and back 3/4"? This will pull my leg down and rearward away from that dreaded crease. I agree the design is good for fast cornering. But, I must deal with my "non-jocky" physical dimensions!<img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/ohwell.gif ALT=":\">
Maybe I can reshape the tank using my wife's hair dryer? Hmmmmmm. :p
PS: Thanks so much for your input, fellas! The Sato's are beautiful. The South Bay look extremely functional (but fugly!:D ).
06-15-2003, 10:00 AM
I'm 6'6" with a 34" inseam. I've installed the Aprilia ergal adjustable race pegs that adjust somewhere b/t .75"-1" from stock in all directions. My legs don't fit perfectly in the tank cut-outs, but I'm still plenty comfy. Especially since I can move my feet around on the generous perch that the ergal pegs have to offer.
I was considering going with the Mototek pegs, which allegedly adjust 1.5" from stock in all directions. But they were back-ordered (the gold ones, at least) and Mototek has never gotten back to me.
I agree with Glen that my Tuono is a street bike first and a track bike a very distant second. But the ergal pegs are nice, and they match the bars perfectly.
BTW--Has anyone ever ordered products from RSVR.net? Any experience dealing with them? Pricey? Quick delivery? Just wondering.
06-15-2003, 10:33 AM
Hey, I'm one of those too: almost a 39" inseam! All the '01 and up RSV variants, including Tuonos, share that same tank and it would require me to run rearsets to comfortably fit. On my '00.5 Mille I use Harris adjustable rearsets and love 'em. Very solid, no flex or eccentric slippage under my 220#. I've set these for a slightly higher peg position but further back. It drops my knees and femurs enough to allow my hips and lower back to better accomodate a full tuck and it works very well without creating any comfort issues. Something similar will also work for a guy trying to fit his legs into the '01 tank design. Hey, ask your dealer to include a pair of quality rearsets in the deal, or at least just pay dealer cost on 'em.
06-15-2003, 11:02 AM
Does anyone have a link for the Mototek pegs?
Does anyone know the range of adjustment on the Harris units?
06-15-2003, 01:27 PM
On the oem peg bracket it's 3" from the centerline of the top mounting bolt straight back to the leading edge of the footpeg. On the Harris rearset it's 4" from that same bolt to the CL of the spindle. The eccentric arm has a 1" offset from the spindle CL to the peg CL. As measured on mine right now, with the pegs in their the max rearward position @ 9 o'clock (viewed from RH side) it's 4.5" from the top bolt CL to the peg leading edge. This will give you a direct apples to apples comparison to the stock setup...
06-15-2003, 04:49 PM
So the setback looks like a max diff of 1&1/2 in. Is it lower than stock in that position?
06-15-2003, 05:04 PM
It's at roughly the same height as stock. Being that the eccentric rotates in a circle you can try different combinations of horizontal and vertical by loosening the pinch bolt. In the current position my long legs are NEVER cramped even after 400+ mile rides.
06-15-2003, 09:06 PM
BigGlen, if you hop over to the apriliaforum picture and video section there are photos of my bike including a detail shot that allow a decent view of the starboard rearset. Look for "RJ's RSV" on page two...
06-15-2003, 09:24 PM
Any idea how much you'll be selling those for? I believe that they'd fit a Mile as well. You can email me offlist at firstname.lastname@example.org.
06-15-2003, 09:25 PM
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