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Old 12-18-2012, 10:57 PM   #1
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Hip cramps and rear sets?

Hey guys, I've only been riding sport bikes for about a year now and I've notice that after a hour or so riding I'll get cramps right in my leg where my hip/pelvis meet at. Was thinking since I'm 6'2 to adjust the rear set down one bolt hole. I didn't know if any of the taller guys like my self kept the rear sets in the stock location or played around with the settings on it. If I nut hug the tank it does do it as often or eases the cramp a little bit. Most of the time I just stand up for a few seconds or pull over. Didn't know if it effect anyone else.

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Old 12-18-2012, 10:59 PM   #2
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That's your hip flexor. If you run or work out, stretching it out after will help mine occasionally cramps up but I just stand up or something like you said.

lowering the rear sets might make it more comfortable but it will reduce your available lean angle which definitely could get you in trouble. up to you

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Old 12-18-2012, 11:47 PM   #3
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Re: Hip cramps and rear sets?

I would suggest you try adjusting your rear sets to give more leg room. But as mentioned above, do this based on your riding style. If you like carving corners then this will hurt lean angle. If on the other hand you strictly ride traffic/commutes then adjust for max comfort.
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:48 PM   #4
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Re: Hip cramps and rear sets?

Agreed, stretching your hip flexor more often should help
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:50 PM   #5
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I would suggest you try adjusting your rear sets to give more leg room.
Back = good, down... probably not so much
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:51 PM   #6
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Back = good, down... probably not so much

Good point.
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Old 12-19-2012, 11:57 AM   #7
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Re: Hip cramps and rear sets?

On my old 04 1k I made a bracket that dropped the pegs ~1.5", made a big difference,
500 mile days are no prollem..
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Old 12-19-2012, 12:04 PM   #8
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Re: Hip cramps and rear sets?

could you maybe post a picture? I'd like to see how you did it, if you don't mind
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Old 12-19-2012, 06:00 PM   #9
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Re: Hip cramps and rear sets?

I get that as well. I stretch real good before rides and it seems to help.
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Old 12-19-2012, 06:26 PM   #10
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could you maybe post a picture? I'd like to see how you did it, if you don't mind
first attempt to attach a pic, dont kno how it will turn out??
this is on a 04 1k, got bout 150000kms on it and peg lowering thang works well.
used a piece of aluminum bar stock about 3/8 X 1.5" X about 3.5" long, to fab a peg lowering gizzmo. not sure if it will work on yer K5??
had to relocate the brake fluid pot a wee bit.
tried doing this on my 1k 07 but had to do some re-thinking on that one, its got aftermarket yosh chimneys on him..


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Old 12-19-2012, 08:34 PM   #11
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Ah that's clever. I think I'd be able to do the same thing on mine. 04 1000s and 05 600/750s are very similar. I might have to buy a different hose from the rear mc to the rez. Thanks!
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Old 12-19-2012, 10:15 PM   #12
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Re: Hip cramps and rear sets?

I had that issue in just my right hip. It would cramp like a bitch sometimes, I'm 6'3" I would end up throwing my leg on top of my slider now & then to give it a break. They ended up finding I had a spur on my hip & took that bitch off, easy surgery. You just have to be on crutches for a month then get back to doing what you want to.


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Old 12-20-2012, 10:36 AM   #13
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Re: Hip cramps and rear sets?

Here's a pic of my old bike. I purchased some rearset lowering brackets when I first bought the bike in '06. I do not remember the company but SPL is the one who passed along the info. They helped a lot. Never had problems with them causing the pegs to hit the ground (the bike was primarily used for track days).












What...Old Fart and hip problems? That seems odd.
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:12 AM   #14
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Re: Hip cramps and rear sets?

how much were they?
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:03 PM   #15
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Re: Hip cramps and rear sets?

I get cramps too I just figured it was due to fatness.
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Old 12-20-2012, 02:25 PM   #16
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how much were they?
I'm guessing they were about 30 bucks for the pair. The bike was way more comfortable after installation. I think the brackets lowered the rearsets by 5/8".

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Old 12-20-2012, 02:52 PM   #17
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Re: Hip cramps and rear sets?

I did the same on my K5 1000

I was using it mostly street, so I bought a set of those riser plates for the rearsets of ebay, and put them on upside down. It moved the pegs down alittle and back mostly. It made it so much more comfortable along with shaving alittle bit of foam out of the seat.

I did 500-600mile trips without issue.

Edit: I had to move the brake reservoir down about an inch, I just made alittle aluminum bracket to move it down.
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Old 12-20-2012, 05:40 PM   #18
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Sweet I'll check those out
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