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Jackman
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I'm prospecting a R60/6 , seems like a really tight fit size 13 sneaker on brake pedal the top of sneaker is just barely clearing the carb bowl, is that correct?

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It can be a tight fit,

It can be a tight fit, especially for a shoe size that big. Not much you can do as far as I know...except for going to rearsets.

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Thank you, I am surprised by

Thank you, I am surprised by by your answer, thought the carb was mounted low, I still like the bike though might make it mine!

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Got another look and

Got another look and surprised to find the left side is just as awkward as the right , the kicker juts right out into the calf of my leg and the shifter is hard to get the toe under or over, this surprise me big time I thought BMW had all the angles covered with German engineering. Not a downer on the bike I still want it but surprised just the same...

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Size Matters

The average post-war German engineer and test rider were probably smaller than a size-13 American (that's the only explanation I can see for the beautiful, but head-buffeting posture of the supposedly "wind-tunnel-tested" RS fairing), and they were building bikes primarily for the European market---BMW's U.S. sales volume was low back in the Butler & Smith days. You probably fit well on a current GS or K1600; me---not so much.

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