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Offline Deb

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Short riders
« on: February 10, 2019, 10:57:26 PM »
Im new here i really want to buy the tiger 800 but im only 5 4 with 27 inseam will i be able to make it work for ,any info wold be great thanks

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Re: Short riders
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2019, 11:00:42 PM »
if it helps, i'm 5ft 7ins, I have the low seat and 15mm lowering links, I can flat foot both feet easily, however, if you didn't already know, there is a low version, which is much lower to start with as standard....I think you can lower to max 25mm...I used these links, give you a choice of 4 different heights


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Triumph-Tiger-800-all-models-four-length-lowering-links-kit/253478033997?epid=3010973141&hash=item3b0477da4d:g:UyMAAMXQobdQ7~Ri:rk:3:pf:0


« Last Edit: February 10, 2019, 11:06:12 PM by walt »

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Re: Short riders
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2019, 11:06:00 PM »
did you lose comfort in the seat with the lower one ? and which model do you have ?

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Re: Short riders
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2019, 11:09:55 PM »
I have 2018 XR, and yes tbh the low seat is a bit harder, but not too bad, rode from UK to Switzerland without too much trouble, you could always get the oem seat redone, its softer, but I reckon you could still lose 30mm out of it without compromising comfort if you are not so heavy I may go this route at some point...

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Re: Short riders
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2019, 11:21:58 PM »
thank you for your input . Do you know if there is a difference in height in the XCA

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Re: Short riders
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2019, 11:30:37 PM »
seat to peg relationship is the same afaik, but obviously with a 21ins front wheel the XC variants will be taller, check out seat heights on Triumph website

the XCA seat height is 840 to 860mm

The XR is 810 to 830mm


XR LOW is 760 to 780mm

that's seat in low/hi positions

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« Last Edit: February 10, 2019, 11:39:41 PM by walt »

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Re: Short riders
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2019, 11:32:46 PM »
As standard (Triumph specs) the XC seat is listed as 3cm higher than the XR versions.
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Re: Short riders
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2019, 11:37:15 PM »
thats a big difference with the low version , and yes that is so true we get old when we stop playing thats why its time for me to get a tiger an play

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Re: Short riders
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2019, 11:40:15 PM »
im going to the dealer tomorrow and hoping i can touch , im ok with just my toes touching

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Re: Short riders
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2019, 11:40:40 PM »
I met a girl riding an XR low in Germany, she was 5ft 5ins, she was ok with the seat in the higher position.. :028: the XR is still ok for mild off road.....

i'm more confident with feet closer tto the ground...
« Last Edit: February 10, 2019, 11:42:18 PM by walt »

 


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