Buying a new MT-09


Hey guys new to the group here. I’m looking at possibly buying a new MT-09 this year. My question for you is are any if you larger frame guys and is the bike still comfortable to ride? I’m 6’5″ and about 250 pounds looking for a few opinions thank you

Wes 5 years 0 Answers 1991 views 0

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  1. I'm 6'2” and 360. No probs here. Rear shock is on full preload and a half turn out and front forks are on the last line and about a half turn out.

  2. I am 6'1' 230 lbs. All fz09s regardless of year will need new springs front and rear to work properly as the stock springs are for at Max, a 180 lb rider.
    Otherwise, you should be fine. Just adjust the angles of the controls and handlebars to fit you

  3. I'm 5'11" and I feel like it's a tiny bike. You're going to feel and look silly on it. Plus it'll handle like shit. You need a larger bike for sure.

  4. I'm 6'5, 260 and there's tons of room on this bike. Sure maybe I look silly but I really don't care considering I'm very comfortable on it.

  5. I think it's more of a hight question I'm after, I can always get different shocks/springs if needed for my weight

  6. Forward lean angle of zero degrees, 71 degree bend at knees, 90 degree hip angle ( for your height)

  7. Find one to test ride, see how it feels. I feel like my legs are in a slightly awkward position at my height, it would just be worse for someone taller. Of course, everyone has a different opinion on riding position.

  8. Kurtis Harrison how much do you want for your bike ? My bro is looking for one.

  9. 6ft 8 280 lbs buy a comfort seat the same day as your bike from Yamaha and a quick shifter it makes the bike 10000% better for us big guys taller & softer seats.

  10. Wes Pues, new handlebars can be fitted to be taller, if necessary. Lower pegs can be installed, if needed. Seat concepts makes a taller seat option to raise your butt. You can further raise the front of the seat a 1/2-3/4" by installing chair feet on the bottom of the seat where it sits on the frame.

  11. 6'6" here no issues

  12. Thank you everyone for the information, one of my buddy's said I can take there's for a cruze before I buy one for sure

  13. I am only 6ft 2 but with some lower handlebars, seat concepts rally seat and some lowered footpegs you should feel fine in the cockpit. As for the springs I would suggest finding a shop to help dial it in for your weight.

  14. Don't do it

  15. expect to do a suspension upgrade all around.

  16. 6'5" 240 Pounds. No problems. I have Corbin seat.

  17. I'm 6'6" and 250lbs. Max. Load on bike according to Yamaha is approx. 375lbs. No problems here; Will buy another seat in due time for more comfort on longer rides.

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