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Old 07-25-2007, 11:34 AM   #81
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I had her on a few standards and they were really problem. Seat height is higher and the reach is longer. I really thought she would have fit on a monster , but it was a no go. She couldn't get it off the ground because of the seat height and didn't like the reach.
Did you try the Monster 695? We just finished testing one, and the seat height is quite low. My wife, who is the same size as yours, felt quite confident on it.
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Old 07-25-2007, 11:40 AM   #82
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Did you try the Monster 695? We just finished testing one, and the seat height is quite low. My wife, who is the same size as yours, felt quite confident on it.
I believe it was the 620. It was about 2 years ago when we were shopping for her first bike. I think part of it may have been her fear of the unknown. She couldn't flat foot the monster and the reach was a lot different than the cruisers that she had been sitting on.

With more experience she probably would feel differently now.
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Old 07-25-2007, 11:41 AM   #83
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IMHO Harleys are very good bikes for their weight. They carry it very well.
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Old 07-25-2007, 11:42 AM   #84
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The local Triumph dealer had an interesting comment on motorcycle heat: "If it bothers you, get a car." He let me ride one of the notorious 06 STs in 90 degree heat. It was warm, but no big deal. Likewise with a new 96" HD Road Glide I rode a while back. They're supposed to be really bad, again, I didn't really think it was excessive at all. I guess it's what you're used to.
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Old 07-25-2007, 12:12 PM   #85
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So where is the cruise control? I beleive every touring bike should come with cruise control. To me, it is essential for really long distance touring. I don't understand why it is not on the FJR, the Concours, the ST1300, etc, etc.
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Old 07-25-2007, 12:18 PM   #86
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So where is the cruise control? I beleive every touring bike should come with cruise control. To me, it is essential for really long distance touring. I don't understand why it is not on the FJR, the Concours, the ST1300, etc, etc.
Gotta agree 100% on that one. Nothing worse than holding the throttle all day. Electronic cruise should be standard on these things.
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Old 07-25-2007, 12:24 PM   #87
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Gotta agree 100% on that one. Nothing worse than holding the throttle all day. Electronic cruise should be standard on these things.
Just make your wife do it. Then your hand can be free to flip people off!
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Old 07-25-2007, 12:32 PM   #88
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Just make your wife do it. Then your hand can be free to flip people off!
She flips em off. I'm just trying to get away from the flipee without getting killed.
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No, no, no. She's too busy with the third handgrip.
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Old 07-25-2007, 12:51 PM   #90
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She flips em off. I'm just trying to get away from the flipee without getting killed.


Just give her a couple of those old Shovelhead tranny sprockets you have laying around. Tossing one of those over her shoulder at 80 or so will discourage even the most determined tailgaiter
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