So i'm 6'8..

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  1. HalfPastGone

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    a harley sportster?

    you'll be uncomfortable as fuck on a sportster unless you have it modified for your height.
     
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    I think the sportster would be really uncomfortable @ 6'8".
     
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    dual sport/SuMo?
     
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    mtnbikekid08 Aime-moi moins, mais aime-moi longtemps

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    Dude... Go to a dealership. Sit on a bike. See how you like it.
    Why are you asking us? It'll give you an idea, but you will get the best idea from actually being on the bike.
     
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    Figori Taking BRC to the EXTREME. OT Supporter

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    Quite possibly, he's looking for a range of bikes he might feel comfortable on, so he's not just tooling around the stealership looking like a tard.

    Try a Vulcan, r1 (or r6), FZ1 (or FZ6), or a v-star. But again, it's all about what you actually want to ride, riding style and what not. Be open minded and let the guy at the stealership give you suggestions.
     
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    r1 and r6? Are you joking doo? I'm 6'4 and feel cramped as hell on the r6.
     
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    bubbaZR2 i poop too much, then i get tired... OT Supporter

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    Im 6'6" and ride an SV1000s. Fits pretty good
     
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    Any problem with wind?
    That's the biggest problem I have... The windscreen ends up blasting the wind right in my face. And some bikes have a limited number of aftermarket windscreens
     
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    i like the low, wider bodied cruisers.
     
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    mtnbikekid08 Aime-moi moins, mais aime-moi longtemps

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    Just be aware that with those bikes, a windshield makes riding so much more comfortable.
    Also, I'm not sure how you'll fit on that bike.
    Go try it out. Check how you fit on the bike, and ride it. You don't want to feel cramped on it after a while.
    Cruisers are fun around town for sure, but I prefer sports bikes for their versatility, and comfort.
     
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    Figori Taking BRC to the EXTREME. OT Supporter

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    I have that problem on my Ninja 650r, and I'm only 5'8"... :dunno:

    I only suggested the r6 because I know of a couple tall peeps who swear by their r6. To each their own. :bigthumb:
     
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    See I think just the opposite :big grin:

    I like my Nightster for the versatility. Great bike for around town but I am able to put some touring miles on it.

    Cruisers are just more comfortable to me than the position most sport bikes put you in.

    I can see that quote as:

    Sport bikes are fun around town for sure, but I prefer cruisers for their versatility, and comfort.
     
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    Okay I'll put it this way:
    Sports bikes are fun around town, and for having fun.
    Touring bikes are nice for longer rides.
    Cruisers need windshields.
     
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    Cruisers need windshields? Why? Don't have one on mine and don't plan on putting one on.

    Why do I need one?
     
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    i've decided if i ever get cruiser im gonna go get a grampa'ad out goldwing lol
     
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    Because I said so. Now get a damn windshield.
    BlkDrgn, a Goldwing is a touring bike.
    I will get a Concours as my second bike.
    I test rode one, the thing is a sleeper. Crazy power for such a heavy bike, and apparently it does well in the curvies too.
     
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    mine's removable. if I'm going around town I take it off. if there's *ANY* chance I'm hitting the highway it stays on. apparently I'm a pussy but I ride to enjoy the ride and 70mph wind in my face doesn't make for an enjoyable ride :rofl:
     
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    No it doesn't. And fighting to stay on the bike when passing somebody at 80 makes for even more fun.
    Wind noise is exhausting as fuck. You feel like shit after only a couple miles of riding, and by the time you get home your ears are ringing and you just want to lay down.
     
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    yeah true but those are pretty sick but its gonna take a while before i get old enough to see myself on something like that
     
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    Depends on the weather. Some days I LOVE hitting 70+ with the wind in my face.

    Of course there are always those days where it just pounds on you and isn't any fun at all.
     
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    6'8", you need a big bike or you'll look like a monkey fucking a football.
    I'm 6'3" and my fatboy looks too small under me when i look at myself on it in pictures it makes me :(
     
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    i ride an f3 and im 6'6". fits me fine
     
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    I'm 6'4, and haven't found any bike to be unreasonably uncomfortable for me... Granted, my yzf600r (more upright sitting super sport) and vstar 1300 were MUCH more comfortable than my more hard core super sports (R6, R1, cbr1000rr).... My VSTAR has a really tall wind screen, which I actually think is a little too tall for me...

    I really don't like sportsters, but I don't think your height would make it that terrible a ride if that is what you really want to get...
     

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