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Old 09-23-2010, 07:53 AM
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I'm even more amused by 6 foot riders who want to flat-foot. Some of us shorter riders have seldom been able to flat-foot on any bike. It is more important to me that the bike performs well while moving, not when its stationary. If I want to move my bike around such as reverse it, I get off it and move it from alongside. Or is that too obvious?!
 
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Old 09-23-2010, 07:58 AM
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Originally Posted by emwolb View Post
it always amuses me when someone who's 5'5" tall gets a harley touring bike only to find out that they're not able to flat foot it when stopping. Then they try to make the bike fit them. Somehow i'm thinking that they should have sat on the bike in the showroom before buying it. A deluxe or heritage softail would have been much easier for them to fit on. I see lots of discussion on how to lower the suspension, shorter seats, etc, when in fact some people just don't have long enough legs to fit on a flh. Maybe platform shoes from the seventies will come back in style and they'll be able to fit. This wasn't written to offend the vertically challenged, but for some, another model would have been more suitable.

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Old 09-23-2010, 07:59 AM
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I'm even more amused by 6 foot riders who want to flat-foot. Some of us shorter riders have seldom been able to flat-foot on any bike. It is more important to me that the bike performs well while moving, not when its stationary. If I want to move my bike around such as reverse it, I get off it and move it from alongside. Or is that too obvious?!
Exactly! Lowering a bike does nothing but reduce the already too little ground clearance that a HD has. Less ground clearance means more scraping in curves. I'm always amused at all the lowered bikes going through Deals Gap at 15 mph and they are scraping everything they have. But, they look cool and we all know that is the most important thing?
 
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Old 09-23-2010, 08:05 AM
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Do you worry about how others dress when they ride too?
 
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Old 09-23-2010, 08:45 AM
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arrogant BS! People are FREE to buy, modify to fit, and ride anything they damn well please!
 
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Don't ya just hate that uneasy feeling, standing in a row of urinals and someone seems to be checkin' out your business? That's what the beginning of this thread reminds me of! I'm 5'4" and the dealer solved my RK reach problem with a Super Reduced Reach seat. No suspension mods for me. I need all the cornering clearence I can get, as I'm not used to running out of lean angle! 3 c notes to make a good fit? Works for me.
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Don't ya just hate that uneasy feeling, standing in a row of urinals and someone seems to be checkin' out your business? That's what the beginning of this thread reminds me of! John
lol......... you have issues!
 
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Apologies, a poor response on my part.
 
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Why am I reading this thread?
 
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Originally Posted by Adk.IBO View Post
Don't ya just hate that uneasy feeling, standing in a row of urinals and someone seems to be checkin' out your business? That's what the beginning of this thread reminds me of! I'm 5'4" and the dealer solved my RK reach problem with a Super Reduced Reach seat. No suspension mods for me. I need all the cornering clearence I can get, as I'm not used to running out of lean angle! 3 c notes to make a good fit? Works for me.
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