Thinking about getting an R3

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    Hi, all. I've been riding 52+ years and am thinking of jumping the BMW ship. I will always keep my old ones but the new BMWs have soured me. I'll lurk and ask questions occasionally. One big question is: Is there a kit that relocates the footpegs to under my butt? I just can't handle the gynecological riding position of most cruisers. I am also interested in towing a trailer with it. All info is welcome. Thanks, Robert.
     
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    The Roadster has more of a standard riding position. You'll probably be fine with it.
     
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    Can you stand on the pegs to relieve butt rot?
     
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    Welcome from sunny Florida --now tow a trailer you say well my good man with the Rocket you can tow a fifth wheel if you like:D and yes you can stand on the Roadster pegs but if you have to do that I would be looking into changing the seat.
     
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    YES. Buy a Roadster for that under butt foot position. You will forever thank all of us. And it can tow a house.
     
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    Old habits die hard. I am a fan of Russell seats and own two of them. I currently have a 2000 BMW K1200LT, 1981 R80GS, 1976 R90S, R80/7 sidecar rig, Wife's R1100RSL and her 1965 R50/60/90/80/2 Frankenbike along with various dirty bikes.
     
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    Yes. Particularly if you raise the bars a little bit. Trust me, you'll never look at another cruiser again.
     
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    Thanks, I really don't look at cruisers now. Not my style.

    Robert
     
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    Understandable, my last bike was a Harley with the forward contolls. I hated them. I'm short (5'7"), so the pegs on the Roadster are MUCH better. They aren't directly under you, but they're less than Midway so you get that sitting in a chair feeling. And you'll definitely want a new seat, it was one of the first things I did to mine just after I got it recently.
     
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    Trailer should be fine. I towed a log splitter down I-75 with my Harley! I think you will like the torque of the rocket
     
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