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Talon Doesn't Fit :(

Discussion in 'General Talon 1000 Discussion' started by OldTruckie, May 19, 2019.

  1. OldTruckie

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    Found a Talon "R" model. Loved the look but when I went to try it on, it doesn't fit, just as just about all other "sport" model SxS's. I'm 6'4" and my right knee hit right at the round plastic around the ignition key housing. Unless it had significant padding it would never work. Disappointed. Guess I'll have to stick with my Pioneer 1000-5.
     
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    I'm 6'2 and its certainly a tight fit. Seems they could have easily made the cockpit fit bigger guys but nope. Pretty sure it was designed for people 5'10 or less lol! Still like mine alot though, might have to make some mods for room though.
     
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    I have the same problem I'm 6'3"with 36 inch inseam on my legs, it's not Uncomfortable to ride. I've ridden over 50 miles a day a couple times and was comfortable.
     
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    You can shim the seat up about 1/4 inch and that may help some. You can shim it with a couple of 2x4's to see if that would help before making seat spacers but up and back may be possible.
     
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    I'm 6'4" and just today posted a thread regarding my method to mitigate that problem. Don't know if it will work for you, but I think it's going to work for me. Here's a link:

    Knee padding for us long-legged drivers

    Good luck.

    Steve
     
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  9. ohanacreek

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    My neighbor wants and R, but he’s @6’ and 325# so he’s buying a 1000-5. He said “it’s a sport guess it’s for a quarterback and not a defensive end.”

    I’m 6’2 200# and other than needing a pad on the console I thought it fit pretty well when I drove @my99svt machine.
     
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    Not everyone is Asian sized and you would think Honda would test fit us bigger/taller guys in their new ride but I guess not!
     
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    As of 2019:
    "Average" American Male is 5' 9" and 190#.

    "Average" Japanese Male is 5' 7" and 165#.

    Not that much difference in size for the average, while at 6'2" 200# even I can say it could use a bit more room, a mass produced product has to be produced for the "average" user. I can't say for sure since @my99svt had his seat set where he wanted it and were about the same size, so I didn't move it, with the seat sliders you'd think it'd be slightly more adjustable, height wise.

    I did really like it and driving the Pioneer felt like I was driving from the top of a barstool after driving the Talon.
     
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    Again, at 6'4" (235 lbs.) I can get reasonably comfortable, but would definitely appreciate a bit more room. I may be looking at any opportunity to eek out a little more leg room by moving the seat rails as far back as possible (don't know if that's even possible). My knees are a little higher than I'd prefer, but it's definitely manageable. Anyone bigger than me may certainly have insurmountable issues.

    Steve
     
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    The seat was adjusted all the way back. I'm 6' and it fit me perfect. I could care less if anyone else fits! ;-)
     
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    HAHAHA you you didn't buy a $20k plus machine for anyone else! Although if your wife has anything to say she may be running over the Pioneer on "accident" ....make sure to upload the video please.

    The shoulder harness straps were annoying but it was your machine and I wasn't adjusting it for me. Thanks for letting me take it for a spin...I hate you because I have to find a way to justify one.
     
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    Good to know, I'm a 6'r and wondered that. I sat in a Yamaha Wolverine and found it quite cramped. My P5 is barely adequate, ergonomically speaking
     
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    Awesome, so glad to know I'm at least above average somewhere
     
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    I'm 6'1" and hit my knee on the side of the console/ transmission tunnel. After the first 40 mile ride my knee was hurting. I ordered some 10mm thick foam padding from 3M and plan to put it everywhere my knees rest. I'm comfortable resting my knees there, just not when it bounces lol


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    That's exactly what I did. You can see my remedy here:

    Knee padding for us long-legged drivers

    Steve
     
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    You cannot move the rails straight back, I tried (I am also in the 6' 4" 200+ category). There is a crossbar directly behind the seat rails. The only way I can see is to move the seat up about 1.5 inches then the rails will go up over the crossbar and back about another half inch.

    As an experiment, I put my seat on 2x4's laying flat and pushed it back as far as possible. Made a noticible difference in leg room but then it raises the center of gravity. Decisions, descisions!!!
     

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