mschmitz57 wrote:What? 3 to 4 inches?
I don't believe that for a minute.
Do a Google image search of "Norton Commando" and look at the stock Commando's on center-stands.
They all have both tires touching the ground (except for Dave Edwards goofy Interback).
Oh there might be the odd one or two bikes with a sliver of clearance but they probably have short shocks.
Flat feet on the ground topic:
I'm a 34" inseam. The Commando feels quite normal with a comfortable reach to the ground (my V-Strom on the other hand...)
mschmitz57 wrote:I have a problem with $500 shocks on a 40 year old motorcycle with a rubber mounted swingarm. That's a lot of dough.
I won't use the "spats on a pig" analogy but it's along those lines. There are so many shortcomings on a 40 year old bike. It's a slippery slope.
I don't race, I live in Illinois where the roads are mostly straight and flat, and I'm sort of cheap.
The NJB shocks are probably a little better than the Girlings that came stock on the bikes back in the 70's.
For $500 I could buy another basketcase.
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