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Old 06-03-2012, 08:57 PM   #1
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I Ride: an '07 Kenworth W900L
cbr600 full tuck painful?
For cbr600 riders, how do you tuck in your elbows on full tuck? I checked out the bike today, and the tank just digs into my biceps; seems like my arms just need to stay on top of the tank.

Also sat on the gsxr750, and full tuck was much more natural; upper arms naturally streamlined low along the tank.

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Old 06-03-2012, 08:59 PM   #2
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I Ride: 2008 R6 Race Bike - #52 - And whatever's in the shop!
What year?

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Old 06-03-2012, 09:30 PM   #3
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I Ride: 06 CBR600RR (mine) / 88 CBR600F (hers)
I go elbows to thighs and hug the tank. But I ride an 06 which is the last year of the "big" CBR. The 07+ are much narrower and harder for me to get low and tight on.

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Old 06-03-2012, 11:19 PM   #4
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What year?
2012 cbr600. Same with the 2012 cbr1000. The tank edge just cuts into my bicep - maybe it's cause I have short arms?

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Old 06-03-2012, 11:20 PM   #5
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I go elbows to thighs and hug the tank. But I ride an 06 which is the last year of the "big" CBR. The 07+ are much narrower and harder for me to get low and tight on.
Wow. I go elbows to knees (most streamlined form).

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Old 06-03-2012, 11:27 PM   #6
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From: where they don't have lawns.

I Ride: on the storm.
Maybe you just need to work out less?
Hehe.

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Old 06-03-2012, 11:33 PM   #7
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I Ride: 2008 R6 Race Bike - #52 - And whatever's in the shop!
My elbows go over my legs in full tuck. But I try not to think about it and just do what feels like the least amount of wind resistance.

07 cbr, which is basically your 12.

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Old 06-04-2012, 10:09 PM   #8
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Maybe you just need to work out less?
Hehe.
haha, I wish Guess the bike just doesn't fit my body.

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Old 06-04-2012, 10:13 PM   #9
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I Ride: behind the girls.
Meh... You didn't want a honda anyway.

Or the other possibility...

it's not made to go in a straight line.

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Old 06-04-2012, 10:14 PM   #10
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I Ride: a slow bike, slow
I'm 6ft 165. I commute on my bike about 50 miles a day, full tuck for better mpg usually (45 mpg average over 2k miles). If I'm forward on the seat my elbows go a little below my knees I think. If I'm far back on the seat my elbows go to knees.

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