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Re: Your weight and bikes

#21 Unread post by jmillheiser » Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:38 pm

I've also found that the seating position on a standard (like the bandit) is more accomodating for a wider range of riders.

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#22 Unread post by jstark47 » Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:19 am

jmillheiser wrote:I've also found that the seating position on a standard (like the bandit) is more accomodating for a wider range of riders.
...... or for a range of wider posteriors! :mrgreen:
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#23 Unread post by Superfly3176 » Sat Feb 26, 2011 7:55 pm

5'10" 171 lbs. 2009 Nightster. Fits me pretty well I love being able to flat foot a bike.

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#24 Unread post by Keyoke » Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:30 pm

I'm 6'2" and have a fair amount of kgs under my rather strained belt! The TDM is great for my height and size - about the only bike I've not felt ridiculous on. (even my beloved Vmax looked rather puny under me)

It's definately a factor I consider but I've ridden everything from a 50cc to 1200cc+ bikes and they've all managed to get me moving (at least for a little while;) )
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#25 Unread post by dablade » Sat Feb 04, 2012 3:30 am

Update: my wife decided she missed riding with me, (she does not like the back seat on the FJR) so she put a bid on a Yamaha Royalstar Midnight Venture on E-Bay. She won the auction, and we flew to Birmingham to ride it home. That was fun. A great 600 mile adventure. 2weeks later we traded it in on another Gold Wing. We still own the FJR, also, but now I get some more quality time in the saddle with my wife.

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#26 Unread post by madjak30 » Sat Feb 04, 2012 2:49 pm

I've had "Bear on a Bicycle" tossed my way when I had my Suzuki GS500...

This is me on the bike...I'm 5'11 & at the time of the pic weighed in at 275lbs...

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So I bought my new bike that is about an inch taller to the seat, but much more substantial of a bike...I don't have a pic of me on the bike, so this is the closest I have...me next to the bike...at the time of the pic I weighed in at 265lbs...

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But I do have a pic of me on a Ninja 1000, it was a pretty comfy bike...down to 245lbs in the pic...

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And a Concours 14ABS...taken the same day...

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I really liked the Victory though...but the pic is bad...

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I sat on a bunch of bikes that day...if you would like to see, here's a link to my pics...I'm 5'11, so if you are similar height you can get an idea of how you may fit on a bike.

Madjak's 2012 Bike Show Pics

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#27 Unread post by dr_bar » Sun Feb 05, 2012 3:09 am

dablade wrote:Update: my wife decided she missed riding with me, (she does not like the back seat on the FJR) so she put a bid on a Yamaha Royalstar Midnight Venture on E-Bay. She won the auction, and we flew to Birmingham to ride it home. That was fun. A great 600 mile adventure. 2weeks later we traded it in on another Gold Wing. We still own the FJR, also, but now I get some more quality time in the saddle with my wife.
What year? I love my Venture, just wish it had the new VMax engine in it... :o)
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#28 Unread post by dablade » Wed Feb 08, 2012 5:34 pm

The Venture was a 2005. What a beautiful machine! I thought it had just enough power, but I prefer a stiffer suspension. It just seemed "floaty", perhaps mushy in the corners.

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#29 Unread post by dr_bar » Thu Feb 09, 2012 7:38 am

dablade wrote:The Venture was a 2005. What a beautiful machine! I thought it had just enough power, but I prefer a stiffer suspension. It just seemed "floaty", perhaps mushy in the corners.
The rear shock probably needed some air...
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#30 Unread post by Islesfan91 » Sun Feb 19, 2012 1:44 am

I'm at 193lbs on my ninja 650, at 5'10. Dropped 52 lbs over the past 10 months so while I still look a bit large on it, it's not as bad as it would have looked. I felt very cramped on the nighthawk 250 at the motorcycle school

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#31 Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Sun Feb 19, 2012 4:01 am

madjak30 - I like you on the Victory as well, but it's quite a different bike vs the Ninja 1000 and Concours. What type of riding do you see yourself doing most? City/Highway/Touring/Curves?

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#32 Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Sun Feb 19, 2012 4:06 am

I'm 6'4" and 160lbs. A little light for my height but hey means I can eat more :tacos: right? haha.

This is my 7th motorcycle (the 2001 Kawasaki ZR7). It fits me well although I would still like to have a little bigger bike (not engine size but more leg room) for longer rides. The seat and bike size is much more comfortable than the 2006 Kawasaki ZR7 updated version which is even more cramped.
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#33 Unread post by BobK » Sun Feb 19, 2012 2:48 pm

5'10", 185lbs, middle-sized bikes like my XR1200 and this BMW R1200R are just the right size for me:

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I find bikes that are advertised for beginners or ladies, like my old Moto Guzzi Nevada, or most Sportsters, are too small for me. It's fine to be able to sit on it flat-footed, but when riding, the pegs are too high and I get cramps in my upper thighs.

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#34 Unread post by madjak30 » Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:53 pm

totalmotorcycle wrote:madjak30 - I like you on the Victory as well, but it's quite a different bike vs the Ninja 1000 and Concours. What type of riding do you see yourself doing most? City/Highway/Touring/Curves?

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I mostly use my bike for commuting in the warmer months & touring...I think my current bike kinda coaxes me into riding more agressively than I would like...so I am leaning to cruiser or adventure type bikes...I've always liked the V Strom, but I felt the 650 might be a little lacking on the hiway...I am now starting to think that I should just get a bike that I feel comfortable on and not worry about the performance so much...so maybe something in the 650 to 800cc area would be the "right sized" bike for me...insurance is cheaper, fuel consumption is lower and they won't get you into trouble as quickly!!

So DL650 Vstrom, Versys 650, Honda NC700XA...or Boulevard M50, Vulcan 900 Custom, Honda Shadow 750, Star 950...I'll have to do some test riding this year...

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#35 Unread post by VermilionX » Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:34 am

i wanted to get a hayabusa.

i saw it in person and immediately said... no wai!

i'm 5'9" 135 lbs. the gixxer was just the right weight for me.
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