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NE1 know if we are going to have problems with roll bar clearance. Several of the clubs I ride with use the broom stick method to determine clearance for the riders. A few of the pictures I have seen of the 111R look like the helmit extends above the roll bar. That could be a problem.
 

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How tall are you? What is your inseam measurement (no, I'm not sick)?
 

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That could be a problem for taller people as the S2 roll-bar is a little lower than on the S1 and the seats in the S2 are more padded than in the S1.

I'm 1.78m (5'10"?) tall and stay below the roll-bar with my helmet on, but I guess if you are over 6 feet and have a long upper body (instead of just long legs) then you have a problem.

I know that the A-frame motorsport rollbar upgrade for the S2 (optional on the Sport190) included a little extra 'hoop' bolted on top of the existing roll-bar on the driver's side.

A cheaper solution for track use could be to get the seats re-covered and have the cushions made removable. So on the track you can take out the cushions and sit lower down.

Bye, Arno.
 

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NE1 know if we are going to have problems with roll bar clearance. Several of the clubs I ride with use the broom stick method to determine clearance for the riders. A few of the pictures I have seen of the 111R look like the helmit extends above the roll bar. That could be a problem.
I have some of the same concerns since sliding into a demo in St. Pete several months ago.

Vantage: do you have the specs to make the caculation? I'm 6 3" with a 35" inseam.

As to your mental state, I can't reasonably comment. Just don't PM me with funky innuendos or I'm callin' the folks who would need to know. ;)
 

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trifecta99 said:


Vantage: do you have the specs to make the caculation? I'm 6 3" with a 35" inseam.

Trifecta,

I'm 6'0" with a 30" inseam. That makes me sit about 2" taller than you. As you can see in this photo with helmuted me in the unadjusted passenger seat of an S1,


I would have a slight problem with some rules (rules that make little sense given that the natural reaction to any rider in a roll-over situation is to go into a tuck-fetal position).

Now, in the second photo, you can see me sitting at the wheel of an S2 showcar without a helmut. <img src="attachment.php?s=&postid=48585" border="0" alt="" vspace="8" hspace="4">

It appears I might still have a problem with some track rules. But I still think I have a legitimate argument. I have had rollover experience (in a rallye) in a hard-top w/o rollbar. Seatbelts and naturally reacting tuck position protected both me and my co-driver completely even though the A-pillar broke and the roof had partially caved in.

I hope these few facts help.

(As far as my opinion goes, just ignore it -- unless you're on your club's rules committe and eventually have a problem fitting into your own Elise. :D )
 

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I'm 5"10" with a 31" inseam so maybe I'll be allright. One potential problem is the instructor. They have to fit as well. I'll have to make a special request. "Elise size please"
 

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I don't have the specs to measure, but I was hoping you could guage by experience of others with similar measurements. I'm 6' with a 32" inseam and sit slightly lower than Ancient Wedgie. I can post a picture when I'm back in OC.
 

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I remember seeing some pictures of a green car that someone was measuring with measuring tape. I believe from seat to roof was about 39" (when you're leaning back). And, when I sit down I'm 38" tall, and I barely fit in the elise. So, the number seems accurate. I hope this helps. Sorry, I don't have the time right now to look for the picture.
 
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