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Old 03-26-2005, 09:56 AM
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I have lots of ?s but ill start slow and see how it goes. Im a 6,3 250pound man and I need to know, Will a Sportster fit me ok? also what makes a Sportster diffrent from all other Harleys? also if I ride a Sportster will other Harley riders make fun of me? thanks for any help...
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Old 03-26-2005, 10:24 AM
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At your height, a sporty might be a little cramped. Go to a dealer and ask if you can sit on a few to see how they feel. Forward contols may also be a big help for a guy your size. What's the difference between a sportster and the other HD's? Lots! Engine size, weight, wheel base, etc etc. More than I have time to get into here. Again, if you have a dealer close by, stop in and see if someone can spend a few minutes with you, and point out the differences.
Will other Harley riders make fun of you 'cause your riding a sporty? Who gives a **** what other people think! Your always going to encounter some HD snobs who look down on everyone else. Those people are a$$holes anyway, and even if you rode up on a Fat Boy or an Electra Glide, they would still be a$$holes. I own a Road King, but I regularly ride with friends who own Triumph, BMW, Kawasaki, and Honda. Bottom line is you ride whatever you like and can afford. People who are going to judge you by the brand of bike you ride are narrow minded jackasses.
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Ok thanks man for your help... I have 4000 what kinda Harley can I buy for that kinda money
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Old 03-26-2005, 03:39 PM
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I'm gonna take your sentence as, "if I had $4000", since you said in your other thread that you have $800 saved. up. If you have $4000 you could either put a nice down payment on a newer bike or look for something used. I regularly see sporties for 4k and under around here.
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Old 03-27-2005, 06:06 AM
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Shane Junkyard is right, one you will need forward controls or you will be uncomfortable. One of the best way to find out is to rent one for a day and see what you think, a test ride is not enough.

Remember the Sportster was Harleys racing platform so it rides rougher with more vibration. I have had 19 Harley over the years and I have a Sportster that I built and love it, the way it handles and the speed, I do get people that give me **** about getting a big bike but as Junkyard says get over it. I ride big bigs all the time Fatboy and Electraglide but prefer my Sportster which I put 40,000 ,iles plus on each year. So when the RUB who looks down his nose I ask them if they like Mexican food and want to ride with me for the best around. Thioe that have done it with me normally never go again because the place I like best is a 900 mile round trip and I go there and back.

So get what you like and ride it with pride.
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Old 03-28-2005, 11:02 AM
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6'3" is too big for a sporty. it will look rediculously small. Sportys are perfect for a 5'10" person in my opinion.
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Old 03-30-2005, 05:45 PM
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I'm 5'8" and had a Sportster 1200 Custom that fit me just fine and I really liked it. It was alittle cramped when my wife accomanied me, which was most of the time so we traded up to a Road King. It is a little big for my short legs but much more comfortable two up. Also alot more money Ha Ha.
Good luck on chosing a bike.
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Old 04-22-2005, 10:22 PM
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I'm 5'11" 200 lbs drive 2001 1200C sporty and who cares what other people think, what matters is what you think.
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