Do you need a little more HEIGHT for your shoes?

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I have a 30" inseam and can tippy toe when I come to a stop, but when my wife is on board I become a little more concerned. I believe I have found a solution- Upbikers! They add 1 1/2" to the front of your boot/shoe. They simply Velcro on (I would somehow attach them to my boot/shoe with an extra strap, D ring, or carabiner). When you look them up they are $110 on Amazon, BUT if you go directly to https://www.upbikers.com/en/tienda/upbikers/ they are on sale for 63 Euros instead of 90 Euros (and the Euro is less than $1 USD) AND Amazon will ship them to you. 60% of the people on Amazon gave them 5 stars!
 

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Get that ass cheek around and off the seat. I have the same inseam and tip toe works fine. When (dis)mounting a passenger, I get the ass off the seat and left leg down and flat. If I can't, then I leave it on the side stand while they get on (supporting it) and then get on (left foot on peg and right over between passenger and tank.
 

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I have a 30" inseam and can tippy toe when I come to a stop, but when my wife is on board I become a little more concerned. I believe I have found a solution- Upbikers! They add 1 1/2" to the front of your boot/shoe. They simply Velcro on (I would somehow attach them to my boot/shoe with an extra strap, D ring, or carabiner). When you look them up they are $110 on Amazon, BUT if you go directly to https://www.upbikers.com/en/tienda/upbikers/ they are on sale for 63 Euros instead of 90 Euros (and the Euro is less than $1 USD) AND Amazon will ship them to you. 60% of the people on Amazon gave them 5 stars!
Please don't. Find a safer solution like lowering dog-bones, boot-inserts, or lose the wife. Technically, always do what Bounce says, and always buy your BBQ at Mueller's... my 2 cents
 

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I have a 30" inseam as well, and I do fine until I need to back up on a loose surface. Then I can't get my foot flat on the ground and push without it slipping. I've nearly dropped the bike a time or two when my foot slipped while trying to push.
Nonetheless, these look like a terrible idea.

I bought some walking shoes sometime back with a slightly thicker sole, and it took me a few days to stop catching my foot on the side of the brake in my car. I'd move my foot from the accelerator to the brake, and that extra 1/8" would hang. I can't imagine trying to function with an extra 1.5 inches.
 

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At a size 16 boot, I have no problem touching my toes down at a stoplight. Of course my 40 “ inseam helps out just a little bit.
😁

My biggest concern about these UpBikers foot farkle attachments would be getting a secure fit on the shoe/boot. Any sloppiness could result in an upset - especially with the lady on the back seat.

Don’t let the negative comments here keep you from trying something that caught your eye; it may work out well for you. Most of these guys weren’t all that supportive of running a car tire on the rear when a member tried it back in 2009.

Get a pair of them and let us know how it works out.

Brodie
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Please don't. Find a safer solution like lowering dog-bones, boot-inserts, or lose the wife. Technically, always do what Bounce says, and always buy your BBQ at Mueller's... my 2 cents
Why don't you just add a lowering kit? T-Rex sells them, as does Soupy's, though they are more expensive. The ones from T-Rex can lower up to 2 inches. I dropped mine about an inch and a half and also have a 30" inseam. Now I can flt foot at stops. Much safer feeling I have to say
 
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I have a 29½" inseam and I've bought the lowered seat from Top Sellerie (they're also available on Amazon - sometimes). I can now get the balls of my feet on the ground which I find is sufficient for me. I am now much more comfortable on the bike both riding and when stationary.

If the ½" you gain by using a lowered seat is sufficient, go for a lowering kit. If you do, remember to lower the forks as well in the triple trees.
 

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I have a 29½" inseam and I've bought the lowered seat from Top Sellerie (they're also available on Amazon - sometimes). I can now get the balls of my feet on the ground which I find is sufficient for me. I am now much more comfortable on the bike both riding and when stationary.

If the ½" you gain by using a lowered seat is sufficient, go for a lowering kit. If you do, remember to lower the forks as well in the triple trees.
For my 29" inseam: lowering kit for rear, slid front forks up an inch. Plus Corbin seat "nose job". 25k miles ago. Recommended!
 

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Daytona M-Star Boots, with a 1" insole from Tall Men Shoes. That will solve your problem. It does take a while to stretch the leather for the 1" insole, but it will eventually stretch out.
 
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I took the Upriders for a spin today and I like them (I might add a little softer rubber to the bottom for a little more grip). I even added a heel insole with a cushion which helps out with the height differential and comfort. I didn't have any trouble with them, they felt fine, and your could simply take a pair of slip-on shoes if you don't want to walk around in them.
Concerns:
#1- get a lowering kit. I have heard bad things about these, I like to keep it stock, and I want the original height.
#2- buy a lowering seat. Wasn't sure it would work for the money.
#3- my bike rides lower with my wife. Yes, it does, but still not enough.
#4- slide your butt off. One option of also falling over with my wife on.
#5- does not fit a US size shoe. It fit on my size 10.
#6- it might come lose. I tied the front strap to my shoe laces and I check the rear (you could run a piece of cloth into your shoe if you have a concern of the back strap coming off) before each ride similar to check tire pressure.
#7- buy new boots. Those Daytona M-Star boots are $500. OUCH!


Thanks for the feedback! Michael.

Brodie- I did the car tire on the back of my Honda 1300 VTX and it was FANTASTIC!!! The Honda Service Manager told me he was going to put on a car tire when he was ready to go across country.

Guys- maybe don't knock it before you've tried it. LOL :)
 

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I do wish you hadn't posted those pictures. The footwear discussion will now commence...

Consider that ankles and feet are hard to fix and go buy some actual riding footwear, preferably armored boots, not low rise "rider wear". A good pair of riding boots would likely have solved your issue to begin with. I also have a 30" inseam and even with a Russell Day Long seat and custom suspension never felt there was a problem just being able to get my toes down with riding boots.
 

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I have a 29½" inseam and I've bought the lowered seat from Top Sellerie (they're also available on Amazon - sometimes). I can now get the balls of my feet on the ground which I find is sufficient for me. I am now much more comfortable on the bike both riding and when stationary.

If the ½" you gain by using a lowered seat is sufficient, go for a lowering kit. If you do, remember to lower the forks as well in the triple trees.
Which is it...your balls or your feet? lol Sorry but I had to.
 
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