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Better leverage for starting thumpers!! That's about it!

Other half is 6'7"......KTM 525SX

Don't think so........How tall is RC 5"5'?

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The bigger you are the harder you fall and the more you weigh.

I'm 6 foot and 120 kgs or 264 pounds and for riding I would rather be smaller :)

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I don't think it's a advantage................

I'd rather be about 5'10" instead of 6'5" :)

Leg's are to long and my feet are too big :)

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it is lot easier to dab when you have to but you have to duck more. also it seems bikes are always getting taller and at 6"5' i can stand flat footed on my drz with no problem.

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Dunno about motocross I have never been in a proper race i just screw around at the track, but for trail riding i believe it's an advantage to be taller (and heavier) because you can manhandle the bike a bit better. Also when you are heavier you are riding the bike not the other way round.

P.S. I am 6'1" and weigh 265 pounds. This changes daily:o :)

P.P.S. Ignore my last sentence if you ride any of the following bikes

KX500

CR500

KTM520 or bigger.

Any open class bike.

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For some reason whenever I read your posts I seem to never be able to finish it, or it's read in bits an fragments. It's like I have add or something. :)

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I don't think it's too great. Power to weight is always a drag. The ergos are always a little too small since we're not exactly built like Japanese test riders. :) On top of all that, you look like a dork riding too small a bike. I have a picture I was going to post, but I don't have access to that feature. I'm about 15 feet over the top of a dune on my CR500. I look like I'm on an 80. :)

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Being taller and having longer legs gives you LESS leverage when kick starting a bike. I think it is better to be tall than short when riding really technical stuff where you need to put your feet down occasionally. I switched to my WR, because I read in a review that the bike was too tall for short riders, it fits me perfectly. My friend is a whole 5'4", and 110 pounds and he is faster than me, but usually take a while to lift his bike back up after a crash. For being fast, and fitting bikes better, its good to be short, if you crash a lot and don't care about racing speeds, its much better to be a big guy.

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RC = Short = The best ever

Mike "too tall" Bell = Tall = Not bad, but certainly not the best ever!

I think it is easier being short, when Ricky tranfers from sitting to standing he's almost already there, he looks like his legs are in the same position!

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I have never thought about my height/size as a disadvantage. Hell no! You guys could ride alot better if you didn't have such a mental block.

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Yes! having big feet is a total dis advantage. Always working on placement. I wear a 15. Still working on it.

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