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Old 09-17-2007, 09:14 PM   #1
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Hey everyone i need some help look for a low-profile bike. i just started riding motorcycle a couple months ago and i have a suzuki s40. i would like to get a bigger bike,but the bikes i look at are to high for me or to wide.can anyone give me some suggestion.im looking for a crusier bike.
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Old 09-17-2007, 09:33 PM   #2
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How tall are you?

Don't forget that fit on a motorcycle is much more than seat height. You need to be able to reach the bars as well. Many of the bigger cruisers may have low seat heights but would be too long for you -- their bars would be so far away you would not be able to turn. (Just being able to reach the bars while sitting on a bike in the showroom is NOT enough - a motorcycle MOVES and you must be sure you fit while riding, not while immobile.)
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Old 09-17-2007, 09:37 PM   #3
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What's your height and what have you already tried to sit on?

Also, since cruisers are already low you will need to look at narrow seat bike so your legs do no get pushed out causing you to lose some leg reach.

Also, keep in mind, cruisers can be lowered with some tinkering and you can always shave down the seat to make it lower and narrower.

Another strange thing about ergos, my wife (5’4” 108lbs) thought the Honda Shadow pushed here legs to far out to get comfortable at a stop and that it felt heavy to lift off the stand and push around, but on the Vegas Victory she felt she had her legs under her more when stopped and it felt lighter to push around and lift up even though it is a heavier by over 100lbs. (side note: she doesn’t own either bike, she was just trying them on)
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Old 09-17-2007, 10:05 PM   #4
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Old 09-17-2007, 10:09 PM   #5
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