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Old 09-23-2011, 06:28 PM   #21
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Well you shouldn't be listening to the Devils Music anyway, it'll corrupt your mind and lead you to an early grave.
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Old 09-23-2011, 06:55 PM   #22
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Well since you asked, in my experience if when sitting on the bike your thighs are level or in a reverse angle IE your knees higher than your hips your legs tend to fall outward, that puts a strain on the crotch muscles because your are constantly fighting the wind to keep your legs in. Bikes with the thigh slightly below level IE knees lower than hips cause your legs to fall inward in a relaxed or neutral position with no strain on the crotch muscles.

That's why Harley mid-mounts on the Dyna and new Sporty models stink. The Shovelhead and Ironhead Sporties were much different frames and higher seats so they were fine comfort wise. The new frames are in order of magnitude much better handlers however their obsession with "Low" everything has IMO ruined them.

That's why I always put forward controls on my Dyna's, they bring my legs back to a more neutral position. The problem with straight Highway Pegs is that the brake pedal is way back there and given the Dyna's less-than-steller brakes you need all you can get. You'll notice the standard FLH and FLHT models also have neutral riding positions and duel discs which is a vast improvement, though as Duke pointed out the lower models still suffer from skewed riding positions for a 6 footer like myself.

Of course the simple solution is to buy a Tiger or GS or even a Vstrom and not have to worry about comfort or brakes.....

Post Script: I suppose a Super Tenere`, Multi Strada or Stelvio would also fall into the "ride the wheels off it and don't worry" category
How about getting an 80's Evo FXRS. Put on the screaming eagle cams and Mikuni Carb and a Vance&Hines exhaust and the motor really wakes up and you got a good seating position with enough room to the normally positioned footpegs. F*** these ridiculous seat heights.
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Old 09-24-2011, 10:57 AM   #23
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How about getting an 80's Evo FXRS. Put on the screaming eagle cams and Mikuni Carb and a Vance&Hines exhaust and the motor really wakes up and you got a good seating position with enough room to the normally positioned footpegs. F*** these ridiculous seat heights.
Can't do it. The FXR series looks "Jap". It'll never work.....
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Old 09-24-2011, 02:04 PM   #24
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I guess that would separate us from the online herd...
"Jus' take those Old Motos OFF the SHELF!
I'll sit an' Rev 'em 'round the 'Hood, by Myself!
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Old 09-24-2011, 02:44 PM   #25
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"Jus' take those Old Motos OFF the SHELF!
I'll sit an' Rev 'em 'round the 'Hood, by Myself!
Today's cycles ain't got the same Soul -
I like that Old Time Harley, Yo!"
Nice! Take those lyrics to the karaoke bar!
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