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Old 04-17-2007, 02:33 PM   #51
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Not on a Legend.
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Old 04-17-2007, 02:41 PM   #52
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Default Wee-Strom?

No offense, but 6'0" is NOT 6'5". The most important factor is leg-length. Obviously, one has to put their feet on the ground when they stop. IMHO, seat to peg relationship is the most important factor in comfort. If it ain't comfy, then he really won't want to ride.
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Old 04-17-2007, 03:06 PM   #53
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Bored much at work?
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Old 04-17-2007, 03:08 PM   #54
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He lives in Kent, if he buys a KLR I'll make sure he hits you up for suggestions.
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Old 04-17-2007, 03:17 PM   #55
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Yeah, I know. The (serious) point I was making, was that if he got something like a Buell Uly, or a GS, or the biggest cruiser (dimensionally) he could find - he'd look a LOT dumber wrestling it up off the street at every intersection or off-camber parking-lot than cruising-along on a bike that he's just a wee-bit too big to ride (and have it look "proper").
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Old 04-17-2007, 04:03 PM   #56
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Buell Ulysses has loads o' leg room.



I love my V-Strom ... but it ain't as roomy as the Uly.
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Old 04-17-2007, 04:31 PM   #57
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Default Re: Good first bike for a big guy?

It boggles the mind how far afield we can get from the original question, which is reduced thus: What is a good first bike for a big (both tall and heavy) guy, that can be had for under $4,000.00?



One answer is as follows:



1. Used DL650--if you can find one.

2. Used XR650L--high saddle, but tight legroom.

3. Used DR650.

4. Used KLR 650.

5. Used BMW airhead--very comfy for big guys (I'm 6'4", 250, and love riding these things. And you'll be surprised at all the hoary, crusty, gray-haired guys that can rattle the cages of the squids riding GSXR1CBRRasakis on these things....)

6. Used Nighthawk 750--like the man said.

7. Suzuki also made a standard 850 twin back in the day that was sort of cool and fit big guys, if you can find one.



And that's about all I can think of that would answer the question as originally posed, without an interference fit.



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Old 04-17-2007, 04:59 PM   #58
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Really? Then you probably wouldn't appreciate that image in your mind's-eye being made indelible by clicking the Link, huh?
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Old 04-17-2007, 05:00 PM   #59
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YSR-50. With a 70cc barrel, jet kit and pipe.
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Old 04-17-2007, 05:06 PM   #60
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If the ground is flat the tank on the KLR and plastic fins wont touch the ground. The grab rails and bars take the hit, found that out the hard way...
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