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Bike A: Comfortable but heavy (850 lbs)
78.15%
Bike B: Uncomfortable but light (450 lbs)
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Aging rider seeks advice...

 
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Old 03-12-2019, 05:45 PM
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Hey guys, Iím considering my last motorcycle purchase before I ride off into the sunset. Which of the two scenarios do you think makes for the best option? I am 145 lbs , close to 70 years old, and still in reasonably good shape.

BIKE A) comfortable but heavy (850 lbs)
BIKE B) uncomfortable but light (450 lbs)
 
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Old 03-12-2019, 05:56 PM
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Bike A. Ride off into sunset in comfort
 
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Old 03-12-2019, 06:04 PM
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Bike A, go for the comfort, 450 pounds is just as heavy as 850 pounds when the bike is laying on it`s side.
 
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I'm about your age and weight, went with a Low Rider. 644 pounds dry and a joy to ride. My touring days are over so I didn't need all the extra's of a bagger. Although, gotta say that another Road King would be sweet.
 
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The only time 850lb comes into play is when it falls over and you have to pick it up. Go with bike A.
 
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Old 03-12-2019, 06:12 PM
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Those options are about exactly what my bikes weigh, respectively.

Get one of each.
 
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C: Dyna... Comfy @ 650 lbs.
 
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Keep looking..
 
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Old 03-12-2019, 06:48 PM
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I'm about the same age but I've got 70 lbs on you. I still ride a dresser 18-30,000 miles a year.

Do whatever you're comfortable with!
 
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Old 03-12-2019, 06:51 PM
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I'd go with the Lighter Bike and make it Comfy .
 
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