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    A Question for Tall GSA Riders

    I test rode a 2015 GSA today and I could tell the difference between the GS and the GSA with regards to the slightly wider tank. My legs felt significantly farther apart and I wondered if I would just get used to the difference or whether or not it would start to become comfortable on longer rides. I'm a little over 6' with a 34" inseam. What are other people's experiences?
    Jeff in W.C.
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    I have a 17 GSA and 34Ē inseam, the tank width doesnít bother me at all. The bend in my knees is another story, Iíve added a taller seat, risers, and my pegs are about 10mm lower than stock. Reach to the ground was fine before the seat but my knees really felt cramped.

    I added a Touratech Dri-ride sport (one piece, full length) and it slopes a touch toward the tank, the fabric material makes it a bit slick so I feel like Iím sliding forward. Not sure if Iíll keep it or try something different.

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    Rider Protection

    I think it provides very good rider protection in concert with the windscreen and jugs, I am tall and find the GS too narrow. I did put a Russel DayLong Saddle on that draws my knees up and in toward the tank. I feel really grounded and stable on the bike.

    Good luck finding a ride.

    Chris

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    I guess you get used to it? I have an affinity for wide bikes. I grew up riding horses around the farm (like for farm duties, not show or tricks or as a hobby) and so a super tall saddle and wide leg position just feels comfortable to me. That has carried over to my bikes:




    All of my bikes have a wide up front to them and I like it that way. I also always get a tall seat and raise the suspension on them...makes them harder to steal :P


    Before I bought my third GSA, I test road a standard GS and it felt closer to a sport bike than a touring bike and the tank felt too narrow so I once again bought a GSA.
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    Thanks for everyone's input.
    Jeff in W.C.
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