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Old 11-06-2012, 05:56 PM   #1
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Big guy on little bike?

Do I look to big for my VROD? I'm 6 feet tall, 280pounds and it feels great in reach, the seat and leg length, then my daughter takes a pic of me and wow, my VROD looks small! Its a long lean bike, fast as hell and I love to ride it. Just posting the pic because the way she took the pic makes me look like a giant, even with my wifes and my Challengers in the background.


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Old 11-06-2012, 06:18 PM   #2
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Nothing worse than a small V-Rod. Take another picture with a front view and it will be better - maybe?
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Old 11-06-2012, 06:22 PM   #3
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Small bike? It's longer than a touring bike and weighs in at around 650 lbs wet. It's anything but small.
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Old 11-06-2012, 06:36 PM   #4
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Your link isn't working for me. But what I will say is during one dyno day I talked to a big guy that had a Boulevard M109 and he said he wanted a Vrod but it was too small for him and the M109 fit him a little better. After looking at it it made sense to me. The tank was wider and just different than the Vrod's longer/slender look.
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Old 11-06-2012, 07:23 PM   #5
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Paging "James4XL"!!!
There are plenty of members here that are much taller/larger than you.
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Old 11-06-2012, 07:50 PM   #6
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I am a big boy also . Screw it and Ride !
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Old 11-06-2012, 07:54 PM   #7
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Paging "James4XL"!!!
There are plenty of members here that are much taller/larger than you.
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Old 11-06-2012, 07:59 PM   #8
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Paging "James4XL"!!!
There are plenty of members here that are much taller/larger than you.
Yup and BIG SEXY is one of them. He's 6-3"+ and 300lbs+ and he doesn't look to big on his bike.


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Old 11-06-2012, 08:19 PM   #9
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You bunch a Shriners!!!
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Old 11-06-2012, 08:26 PM   #10
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6'5" and 280 lbs here. I do notice when I get off my Softail and get on the V-Rod, it feels like my knees are scratching my ears!!

BUT, I have never bought a vehicle to fit me or for comfort.

I do understand your point though :-)
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Old 11-06-2012, 08:45 PM   #11
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Yep, get remarks from my riding buddies. That bike looks small, til you step off of it. Called em a dirty name and made em buy me a beer.
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Old 11-06-2012, 08:48 PM   #12
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Present and accounted for!

And soon to pass my "Worlds biggest Vrodder" title on to a suitable recipient, maybe R34P3R !

Even though I have enjoyed my V it just doesn't suit me for real long rides or 2 up, something I hope to be doing more of. I found the Tallboy seat to be my best fit and I did a 500 mile day with it recently but 2 up on it only works with my very short, petite lady friend and I hate to leave the big girls out.! I'd love to keep it for the fun I do have with it but I can't justify paying taxes and insurance on 2 bikes.

I have come to terms with a dealer for a shiny new 2012, red, FLD(Switchback). I plan to pull the trigger Friday.

PS, don't worry about how you look on it, enjoy it! And if someone with a little man complex says something about it, pinch his head off!


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Old 11-06-2012, 08:50 PM   #13
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I'm a "Big Boy" too @ 6'4" 265. I was a little big for my softail night train also, but I sure dont want a bigger bike.
Enjoy the ride!
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Old 11-06-2012, 09:02 PM   #14
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I'm a "Big Boy" too @ 6'4" 265. I was a little big for my softail night train also, but I sure dont want a bigger bike.
Enjoy the ride!
The FLD is no bigger than a vrod but the frame/seat just works better for me.
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Old 11-06-2012, 09:13 PM   #15
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A Dyna James? Really, next you will be trading the Ellky for Honda Ridgeline.
Kidding, I like the Dyna line up best out of all the HDs, bought the R for the comfort. Enjoy, post some pics and make sure you still stop in here from time to time.
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