Ducati.org forum banner
1 - 20 of 41 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
85 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I just purchased a 2011 848 evo and am already in love. I'm only 26 but I don't think I'll ever need Viagra with this baby!

Here is my concern I'm 6'3 and having a little trouble with the ergonomics of the bike. Simple fix get new rearsets.

Here is my question what are some good adjustable rearsets for tall people. I know the metaltechs and attacks are adjustable as well as the satos are any of these particularly better for tall people (back and possibly down adjustment)?
 

·
Court Jester
Joined
·
12,076 Posts
Welcome aboard, post up some pics!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
85 Posts
Discussion Starter · #4 ·
yea its fine when im actually in a racing position with my butt back but just cruising down the road kind of straight up my knees are outside the "pockets" and on the wide part of the fairing so im looking at doing the rearsets and then possibly raising the clip-ons an inch to help positioning. Did the woodcrafts move it from stock positioning?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
395 Posts
yea its fine when im actually in a racing position with my butt back but just cruising down the road kind of straight up my knees are outside the "pockets" and on the wide part of the fairing so im looking at doing the rearsets and then possibly raising the clip-ons an inch to help positioning. Did the woodcrafts move it from stock positioning?
Wood craft are adjustable so you can mover to perfect spot for you. Pretty sure they are compatible with OEM quick shift as well.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,181 Posts
Woodcraft.

No reason to spend the crazy money some people spend on rearsets...

And the Woodcrafts are fully rebuildable- piece by piece. Just in-case you have a "whoopsie" with the bike

+1 I got taken out at Laguna Seca and lost the left peg and main bracket. Just called for Woodcraft for the two parts I needed - just like new...but cheaper!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,567 Posts
Installed woodcrafts and love them. Couple things to note, the shifter is ribbed and will eat through your shoes. Simple fix is to use some electrical tape and wrap it around the shift knob. I did notice that the peg would get hotter than the stock rear-sets but you will get used to it. Overall +1 for Woodcraft
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,281 Posts
Get a superpole seat as well. Adds a little height compared to stock seat. And get some tank pads for better grip.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,569 Posts
Land vehicle Vehicle Motorcycle Motorcycle racer Superbike racing
It may be a tad hard to see in this pic but the only real place for a foot peg on a superbike is as high and forward as possible. You would think putting them low and rear would help but it actually pitches your body forward putting more weight on your wrists. With your knees high on the tank it forces your butt into the seat and let's you control your upper body with your core. It should be that way for the track, and the street. I'm 6'4" and it's the best position I've found. Get yourself some good clipons like renthal. They are an inch longer than stock and you can sweep them forward opening up your grip. Far more comfortable. I use citta Corsa(formerly podium racing) rearsets. Auto part Pipe Metal
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,127 Posts
yea its fine when im actually in a racing position with my butt back but just cruising down the road kind of straight up my knees are outside the "pockets" and on the wide part of the fairing so im looking at doing the rearsets and then possibly raising the clip-ons an inch to help positioning. Did the woodcrafts move it from stock positioning?
Unfortunately, you won't get your knees into the pockets AND be able to lean the bike over. I tried and tried and tried, eventually giving up and using a lower more stock height rear set. Sure, you can get them closer to the pockets, but in them is in my opinion not possible with standard aftermarket rear sets.

I'm not a fan of the normal aftermarket rear sets on the market today. They're all pretty much garbage in my eyes and the main reason is foot offset and multi-piece design. Most aftermarket rear sets push your foot away from the frame at least 20mm. This changes the leverage point considerably. Something some people might be able to get use to, but I tried and failed. The multi-piece design causes lots of complications when you crash. Things bend easily and it causes the screws to get locked in place. In my eyes, anything on a motorcycle that can't withstand a simple low side, needs to be made better.

I actually adapted some 916 corse style rear sets from slingshot racing to work on my 848 and they worked pretty well. They are a one piece design, no foot offset, just like the stockers actually. The only difference is that where the peg sits there is an eccentric that allows you to move the peg around 20mm in each direction. This works great because you aren't removing components to make it work, you're simply unlocking the eccentric, turning it and locking it back down again. These are the same pegs Ducati corse used for years and in my opinion, they're the only "style" of peg I'd buy. Very few companies make them and Slingshot racing's 916 corse style rear set was the cheapest alternative.

Edit: I for got about one thing… only one down side to my rear set idea… no linkage for the shifter lever. So you've gotta run direct shift, which is reverse shift. Takes a week or two to get use to, but well worth it in the long run in my opinion.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,569 Posts
Unfortunately, you won't get your knees into the pockets AND be able to lean the bike over. I tried and tried and tried, eventually giving up and using a lower more stock height rear set. Sure, you can get them closer to the pockets, but in them is in my opinion not possible with standard aftermarket rear sets.

I'm not a fan of the normal aftermarket rear sets on the market today. They're all pretty much garbage in my eyes and the main reason is foot offset and multi-piece design. Most aftermarket rear sets push your foot away from the frame at least 20mm. This changes the leverage point considerably. Something some people might be able to get use to, but I tried and failed. The multi-piece design causes lots of complications when you crash. Things bend easily and it causes the screws to get locked in place. In my eyes, anything on a motorcycle that can't withstand a simple low side, needs to be made better.

I actually adapted some 916 corse style rear sets from slingshot racing to work on my 848 and they worked pretty well. They are a one piece design, no foot offset, just like the stockers actually. The only difference is that where the peg sits there is an eccentric that allows you to move the peg around 20mm in each direction. This works great because you aren't removing components to make it work, you're simply unlocking the eccentric, turning it and locking it back down again. These are the same pegs Ducati corse used for years and in my opinion, they're the only "style" of peg I'd buy. Very few companies make them and Slingshot racing's 916 corse style rear set was the cheapest alternative.

Edit: I for got about one thing… only one down side to my rear set idea… no linkage for the shifter lever. So you've gotta run direct shift, which is reverse shift. Takes a week or two to get use to, but well worth it in the long run in my opinion.

Lots of rearsets for sale that run the type of eccentric for the peg. Great advice and that's the type I mentioned. As for not hitting the pockets well that's not true. Of course your knee won't be in the pocket when you lean because as you hang off the bike your thigh slides towards the center of the tank. But it's still in line and slides right back into the pocket when you stand the bike up. Look at my left leg in this pic perfectly in line for the tank groove and it's the same on track or street.
Motorcycle racer Motorcycle Grand prix motorcycle racing Vehicle Footwear
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
85 Posts
Discussion Starter · #17 ·
Thanks guys this is great info! I ran wood crafts on my f4i track bike and they felt great til I lowsided it on the track (still in the rebuild process). Also Garrett are you running the clip-ons with any rise I saw they have a 1" riser style and im thinking that would help. Any thoughts?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,127 Posts
Look at my left leg in this pic perfectly in line for the tank groove and it's the same on track or street.
I was thinking getting your knee in the pocket when riding upright on the street or something.

Of course hanging off the bike, your knee really doesn't go into the pocket anyway, it kinda clings onto the edge of the tank and seat.

My problem with the high pegs is, you need to be a contortionist in order to hang off. I look at your picture and I can't do what you're doing, no way. I simply don't have the flexibility and I think most would struggle to do that consistently without being in pain. That's why lower pegs work a lot better, you can get the same lean angle without having to contort your body like that.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
135 Posts
I just purchased a 2011 848 evo and am already in love. I'm only 26 but I don't think I'll ever need Viagra with this baby!

Here is my concern I'm 6'3 and having a little trouble with the ergonomics of the bike. Simple fix get new rearsets.

Here is my question what are some good adjustable rearsets for tall people. I know the metaltechs and attacks are adjustable as well as the satos are any of these particularly better for tall people (back and possibly down adjustment)?
I'm 6'2. I love my Woodcrafts.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,569 Posts
I was thinking getting your knee in the pocket when riding upright on the street or something.



Of course hanging off the bike, your knee really doesn't go into the pocket anyway, it kinda clings onto the edge of the tank and seat.



My problem with the high pegs is, you need to be a contortionist in order to hang off. I look at your picture and I can't do what you're doing, no way. I simply don't have the flexibility and I think most would struggle to do that consistently without being in pain. That's why lower pegs work a lot better, you can get the same lean angle without having to contort your body like that.

Lol I've been called many things but I can promise you flexible isn't one of them! I simply drop my inside shoulder and slide a cheek over. The leg stays right where it is! Here's another shot!
Motorcycle racer Motorcycle Road racing Vehicle Motorcycle helmet Motorcycle Vehicle Sky Automotive tire Wheelie . I promise when you get it right you'll realize how much easier this way is!
 
1 - 20 of 41 Posts
Top