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baldguyj Posted - 11/30/2010 : 12:07:49
Does anyone know what the lowest profile helmet is, Iím a 6í6Ē guy that just fits into his Z-4, and running at Barber I guess requires us to ride with the top up, which crunches the spine! Besides taking out my seat (itís my every day car as well) any other ideas?
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The management Posted - 11/30/2010 : 17:05:14
removing the bottom seat cushion is a common solution for more head-room. Typically, the cushion can be carefully removed as one piece, and then it's possible to leave it in for street use, or remove it for track use. Usually, the naked seat bottom is shaped in an ergonomic way that it is comfortable to sit on even without a seat pad on it.

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registering Posted - 11/30/2010 : 14:48:08
I'm not too familiar with the Z4, but I think some model years had a big hump of sound deadening behind the seat you could remove, tilt the seat back more, and gain a little head room. I don't believe the Z4 has a removable seat cushion, but if it does you could try that. Some folks even perform a "foamectomy" (remove the actual foam from within the seat bottom), but that tends to lead to less than comfortable seats.

The Simpson "Air Inforcer Shark" advertises it's designed with a low profile specifically for tall drivers, but I haven't used one myself. You might run your question by one of the folks at Discovery Parts and see what they say: they've always been super helpful to me.

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