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.
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.
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..
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.
I don't want to see any "old" jokes from you homos either!!!
Motorcycle: '06 750 track bike, '05 Yamaha FZ1, '02 XR400.
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).
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.